Mediterranean Living Heritage (MedLiHer)

Intangible culture heritage in Damietta as a part of the Nile Heritage

Phase III

The last phase of MedLiHer was devoted to the implementation of national projects and, where appropriate, international projects, identified during the inventory. Particular attention was paid to conservation projects, which mainly took the form of inventories of the ICH and training in preparation of nominations for the list of the 2003 Convention as well as the Register of Best safeguarding practices.


In this regard, The Egyptian National Commission for UNESCO organized the events of the third phase of the MEDLIHER project in Damietta as a part of the Nile Heritage project


The project included the following activities: -

1 -Informative seminar.

2 -A workshop on inventorying the ICH in Damietta(from 14 to 28 July 2012)

3 -Field collection work concerning intangible cultural heritage elements in Damietta

4 -A Training workshop on the preparation of the nomination files of ICH elements to be inscribed on UNESCO ICH lists.

5 -A documentary film on MEDLIHER project.

6 -Final Press conference and presenting the conclusions of the project.


 UNESCO launched the project MedLiHer – Mediterranean living heritage in 2009, aiming to facilitate the safeguarding of intangible cultural heritage in Egypt, Jordan and Lebanon. The objective of the project was to build capacity in the long term for key actors at national level for the implementation of the 2003 Convention for the Safeguarding of Intangible Cultural Heritage in these countries, particularly in developing national safeguarding projects and supporting their participation in international mechanisms. The project also intended to strengthen cooperation and exchange of expertise at the regional level, through the creation of a network of institutions and the development of a web portal including a database. 

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