Accredited NGOs located in this country

The list of accredited NGOs is presented below, along with corresponding accreditation forms. You can search the list using the criteria provided on the right.

Name, address and sourceActivities related to ICH
Agence du patrimoine culturel du Mali - SARL
Mali Cultural Heritage Agency [en]
Bamako-Senou E/505/1807 V
BP: E04-Bamako-Mali
MALI
Tel.: 00 223 207 269 07; 00 223 764 889 12; 00 223 664 779 33

Next report due 2023
Accredited in 2018 (Request: English/French) - No. 90409
Decision-making meeting: 7.GA - 2018

Year of creation: 2007
Domain(s):

- oral traditions and expressions
- performing arts
- social practices, rituals and festive events
- knowledge and practices concerning nature and the universe
- traditional craftsmanship

Safeguarding measures:

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

Main countries where active:

Mali, United States of America

Objectives:
Agence du Patrimoine Culture! du Mali/Mali Cultural Heritage Agency is a registered non-­governmental organization (NGO) that conducts applied research specialized in the areas of agricultural heritage, Cultural Resource Management (CRM), ethno archaeology, human ecology, the performance arts and Sociocultural anthropology. Mali Cultural Heritage Agency explores, mobilizes and deploys Sociocultural practices in support of sustainable development. The integration of material and symbolic culture is the backbone component of its innovative agenda.
Mali Cultural Heritage is working to help create a better world; a world in which poverty is reduced and livelihoods are more secure and meaningful. The agency's task is, by definition, ongoing and long-term. Its approach prioritizes the integration of grassroots communities, their Sociocultural practices, local knowledge and human geographies. The NGO members are committed to building a sustainable future with and for indigenous people and their cultural heritage.
The NGO mission ambitiously centers upon drafting a national register of cultural heritage, developing cultural park services, and revitalizing and sustaining valuable cultural practices throughout Mali.
All-encompassing goals:
Conceptualizing and creating a national register of cultural heritage in Mali
Conceptualizing and implementing cultural parks
Integrating participatory cultural heritage management, consultancy and the promotion of cultural services, cultural assets and developing money and non-money economies
Safeguarding, preserving, conserving, and promoting cultural heritage and non-governmental cultural action while moving with grassroots communities
Integrating local communities in the management and the conservation of the natural and sociocultural environment in the process of empowering cultural identity
Reducing poverty through the development of network connections between grassroots communities and the institutions that are active in the areas of cultural heritage and education
Enhancing local knowledge and local practices and integrating these practices in sustainable socioeconomic development work in Mali and particularly in the regions of Sikasso, Kayes, Koulikoro, Mopti and the Bamako District.
Activities:
Safeguarding activities speak to an ambitious nationwide project. Primarily, in the Bamako District and its backdrop country side and particularly in Sokonafin and Niamakoroni, the agency members are identifying, documenting, (recording) and conducting research in the areas of local traditional performing arts and masquerades, (Ciwara, Namanin-Kun, N'Tomo, Cɛblen-kɛ). The Niamakoroni Cultural House project mentioned earlier is an ambitious multi-functional center where local communities and villagers with the help of Mali Cultural Heritage Agency and partners are engaging in various sustainable socio-cultural and agricultural heritage activities. The NGO is building local capacities, empowering local (urban and rural) communities’ expertise in the areas of securing their masks and costumes of their masquerades and agricultural heritage. The NGO is also helping local communities digitizing their practices in the areas of performing arts and gender related knowledge relating to human ecology and biodiversity for future generation.
Cooperation:
The organization is building an extensive socio-professional experience with public institutions and grassroots communities and villagers for over 08 years. The NGO procured and conducted a consultancy for the Malian Office of Tourism, Office Malien du Tourisme et de I'Hotellerie from 2008 to 2010. The consultancy was on the human geography of cultural and tourist practices in the Bamako District and its backdrop country side. At the level of grassroots communities, the organization is mentoring the safeguarding activities of their intangible cultural heritage. On a casual basis, it plans and conducts training activities that focus on traditional mapping activities that aim to locate and make the inventory of places where rituals, rites, and/or performing arts take place to best plan the safeguarding of the practices related to their intangible cultural heritage. The agency members help local communities document and or record their local practices relating to gender knowledge and their festive events. Besides, they are usually invited to attend local festive events by communities' elders and/or their leaders of opinion. Usually, each time the communities are facing a challenge and or a sad experience, they visit them to express their compassion.
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