Multi-disciplinary Study on ICH’s Contribution to Sustainable Development ― Focusing on Education (FY 2018 – FY 2019)
Since FY 2013, IRCI has been developing a research network in the Asia-Pacific region to promote research on ICH safeguarding through a Mapping Project, which identified important issues in the region. Among them, the importance of ICH’s contribution to sustainable development was highlighted for further research. With regard to the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), UNESCO also emphasises on the contribution of culture to sustainable development and states that ICH is expected to contribute to goals 2 (zero hunger), 4 (quality education), 5 (gender equality), 11 (sustainable cities and communities), and 17 (partnerships for the goals).
To enhance research on ICH safeguarding, from FY 2018, IRCI will implement a two-year project, focusing on ICH’s contribution to goal 4 since ICH has a significant impact on promoting quality education. In cooperation with a range of experts on ICH and on educational sciences within and outside of Japan as well as with key stakeholders such as school teachers, local community members, and so on, IRCI also attempts to strengthen a multi-disciplinary research network for ICH safeguarding with the involvement of various research institutions.