Strengthening the capacities of States Parties for the safeguarding of intangible cultural heritage in Western Africa (Sahel)

  • Project budget:
    • US$ 51,114
  • Source:
    • UNESCO - Regular budget
  • Dates of implementation:
    • 01/01/2018 - 01/12/2019

Benefitting country(ies): Cabo Verde, Mali, Niger, Senegal

Inventory of intangible cultural heritage in Mali with a view to its urgent safeguarding

  • Financial assistance:
    • US$ 307,307 granted in 2013
  • Dates of implementation:
    • 06/12/2013 - 02/11/2016
  • Documents:

Benefitting country(ies): Mali


Since January 2012, Malian cultural heritage has suffered tremendous damage following the occupation of northern and east-central regions by armed groups and extremists. Cultural practices ranging from rituals, traditional music and festive events to craftsmanship were curtailed by the prohibitions imposed by the occupants. People had fear of being stigmatized or targeted of retributive attacks. The damage to intangible cultural heritage›››

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