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

This project aims to enhance the safeguarding of intangible cultural heritage in the World Heritage Site town of Luang Prabang, in Lao PDR.

Date Published
13 Jan 2022
Expected Start Date
17 Jan 2022
Expected End Date
31 Mar 2024
Project Types
Capacity Development Research
Project Status

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).


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