Association pour la sauvegarde des masques - ASAMA

Burkina Faso

Contact: +226 20 52 08 36
Postal address: B.P. 42 DÉDOUGOU
Geographic Coverage of NGO’s expertise: Benin, Burkina Faso, Côte d'Ivoire, France, Mali

URL: https://www.festima.org

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Make culture a sure lever for sustainable endogenous development.

ASAMA (established in 1995) is a voluntary civic association that brings together grassroots communities, practitioners, professionals, scholars, tradition bearers, custodians and students in the field or related disciplines of ICH practices, prim

Year of creation: 1995

Safeguarding measures:

- identification, documentation, research (including inventory-making)
- preservation, protection
- promotion, enhancement
- transmission, (non-)formal education
- revitalization

Main areas of work related to the Convention:

Relevant projects and initiatives

00798 - Cultural Association ‘Bagpipe Club’
© ASAMA 2016

ASAMA is active in the areas of performing arts, traditional uses of masks,
manifestations of traditional folk culture and the organization of events
focused on harnessing the wisdom of traditional mask cultures and festivals
in and across Burkina Faso. It also undertakes cross-border initiatives
rallying stakeholders from various horizons, mainly from the West African
countries: Burkina Faso, Benin, Cote d’Ivoire, Guinee-Conakry, Mali, Nigeria,
Senegal and Togo.
ASAMA also works for the economic empowerment of communities
through the judicious use of endogenous resources and skills. It thus offers
technological tools to make agricultural techniques efficient and effective,
and supports the empowerment of vulnerable groups, including women, etc.