Enhancing Intangible Cultural Heritage (ICH) Safeguarding and Transmission Using ICT in Luang Prabang

Outline
Team
  • Expected start date:
    2022•01•17
    Expected end date:
    2024•03•31
    Institute:
    UNU-IAS
    Project Status:
    Ongoing
    Project Type:
    Capacity development
    Project Manager :
    Jonghwi Park

    This project aims to enhance the safeguarding of intangible cultural heritage (ICH) in the Town of Luang Prabang World Heritage Site in Lao PDR using information and communications technology (ICT). Its three primary objectives are:

    to promote Luang Prabang’s ICH by developing a publicly available ICH database;
    to facilitate youth’s active engagement in the ICH safeguarding process using digital technology; and
    to strengthen educators’ capacity and roles in integrating ICT-enhanced ICH knowledge in teaching practices.

    Results of this project are expected to contribute to SDG localization in Luang Prabang by strengthening the community’s heritage safeguarding through awareness raising (SDG 11.4), promoting sustainable tourism through a collective effort between current and future artisans (SDG 8.9), and enhancing educators’ capacities to facilitate ICH safeguarding (SDG 4.7).