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Documenting and inventorying intangible cultural heritage of the pastoralist Samburu community in northern Kenya: a focus on the region of Mount Kulal biosphere reserve

  • Financial assistance:
    • US$ 24,038 granted in 2015
  • Dates of implementation:
    • 04/12/2015 - 31/05/2016
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Benefitting country(ies): Kenya

Overview:

The proposed project, which is designed in line with the 2006 National Heritage Act of Kenya, aims to safeguard the intangible cultural heritage of the semi-nomadic pastoralist Samburu community living within the Mount Kulal Biosphere Reserve (designated in 1979 through UNESCO’s Man and Biosphere programme) in northern Kenya. Due to external political, economic and cultural influences as well as environmental degradation, the v›››

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Traditions and practices associated with the Kayas in the sacred forests of the Mijikenda

  • Financial assistance:
    • US$ 126,580 granted in 2009
  • Dates of implementation:
    • 01/07/2011 - 19/12/2014
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Benefitting country(ies): Kenya

Overview:

Aiming to empower the Mijikenda people to ensure the viability and transmission of the traditions and practices associated to the sacred Kaya forests of coastal Kenya, the project is managed by the Department of Culture of the Ministry of Sports, Culture and the Arts (former Ministry of State for National Heritage and Culture) in cooperation with the National Museums of›››

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