We are thrilled to announce that the CH4IG Project: UK-Southeast Asia is now accepting applications until 31 August 2022, 6 p.m. CET.

Heritage can be instrumental in enhancing social inclusion, developing intercultural dialogue and shaping the identity of a territory. 

Cultural Heritage for Inclusive Growth (CH4IG) seeks to pioneer new ways for communities to actively share and protect their heritage while creating inclusive and sustainable growth.

Turquoise Mountain: Daw La Bwi Lu Jan Daw La Bwi Lu Jan, image by Turquoise Mountain

In January 2022, in response to the British Council’s call for proposals from relevant heritage organizations and academic institutions, ICCROM – in partnership with institutional partners in Southeast Asia and the United Kingdom – presented a project aiming to assess the opportunity for the conservation and management of cultural heritage to contribute to Southeast Asian communities’ inclusive growth. The idea is for heritage institutions, NGOs, civil society organizations, professionals and researchers from the region and the United Kingdom to exchange insights gleaned from field experiences.

This project forms part of Cultural Heritage for Inclusive Growth (CH4IG), a British Council supported initiative which aims to develop and promote the value and role of cultural heritage in its widest sense for improving livelihoods. CH4IG is fully committed to fostering an environment conducive to long-term inclusive growth through a people-centred approach that responds to local contexts and respects cultural diversity.

Share your Project

If you are a heritage practitioner, researcher or professional working on cultural heritage conservation and management that contributes to the inclusive growth of Southeast Asian communities, we want to hear from you! 

We invite relevant projects to apply for the CH4IG Project: UK-Southeast Asia. Projects must be centred on a form of cultural heritage – from built heritage to cultural traditions, like music, language, crafts and more. In the spirit of encouraging regional learning, participation is open to all Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN);  however, applicants from Indonesia, Malaysia, Myanmar, the Philippines and Thailand will be given special consideration.

Please complete and submit the application form, in which you explain how the development, implementation or monitoring of your project/initiative contributes to inclusive growth.

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