Desk research of the Aigine CRC’s existing data of sacred sites

The project team has carried out desk/office research on detailed overview and thorough analysis of the Aigine CRC’s existing data of sacred sites, ritual practices and ICH elements related to the pilgrimage practice in all 7 provinces of the country from December 2018 to February 2019. Then, these overviewed materials were crosschecked through meetings and phone interviews with sacred site guardians, practitioners and pilgrims. These desk research activities resulted in office inventory of sacred sites and ritual practices and became a solid base to work for the regional working groups. The main task of the regional groups and their coordinators is to verify validity and update the existing list through community-based inventory in each province.