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How can YOU support craft excellence in the region through the UNESCO-AHPADA Craft Award of Excellence? 

For the long-term sustainability of the Award financial support and in-kind services are required in order to implement, develop and enhance the following activities: 

  • Updating and on-going maintenance of the electronic database in order to facilitate sales and marketing of awarded products.  
  • Promotional activities and awareness raising.  
  • Capacity-building workshops and seminars to enhance product quality, and improve producers' design and marketing skills.
  • Enhancement and development of the network of handicraft promoters and producers. 
  • Participation in regional and international exhibitions and trade fairs 
  • Strengthening of AHPADA and other regional organizations associated with the Award programme.


No financial contribution is too small and many services, such as provision of facilities or manpower, can make a difference in the development and enhancement of handicraft excellence in the Asia-Pacific region.

Please contact UNESCO or AHPADA for more detailed information on the above methods of support for the Award of Excellence, or for details and procedures on how your financial contribution or other services can benefit handicraft producers and promote Asian handicrafts.

Office of the UNESCO Regional Advisor for Culture in Asia and the Pacific, UNESCO Bangkok

Tel: (66-2) 02-391-0577 ext. 509 or 502, Fax: (66-2) 02-391-0866


AHPADA Regional Secretariat in Bangkok

Tel: (66-2) 02-656-1929 Fax: (66-2) 02-253-9889