Bhutan-ICHCAP (South Korea) Joint Project on ICH

IchLinks is an online integrated ICH Information-Sharing Platform in the Asia-Pacific Region, administered, managed and hosted by ICHCAP (International Information and Networking Centre for Intangible Cultural Heritage in the Asia-Pacific) a UNESCO Category 2 Centre established under the Agreement between UNESCO and the government of the Republic of Korea.

Currently, Bhutan, Cambodia, Fiji, India, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Malaysia, Mongolia, Singapore, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan, and Vietnam are the member states designated as Partner Organizations by ICHCAP to collect and share the ICH information in their respective countries and utilize the shared information to enhance the visibility of ICH and cultural diversity. ICHCAP supports these Partner Organizations to share their ICH data through the ichLinks, and also supports these Partner Organizations to build their own ICH database as well as to develop digital content.

Bhutan (NLAB) became a Partner Organization for ichLinks in August 2021 and signed one year project of USD$ 30,000 with ICHCAP. Under this project, the NLAB will mainly carry out research and documentation of 100 Bhutanese ICH elements and collect100 Bhutanese ICH related materials (photos, videos, audios, publications) and share with ichLINKs (ICHCAP) to enhance the visibility of ICH and cultural diversity. In addition, NLAB will also strengthen online database of ICH Elements of Bhutan at the NLAB through installation of additional necessary of equipments, training of IT personnels, development of digital contents, and organizing local ICH events.