New centre in Algeria for safeguarding intangible heritage in Africa
- Kankurang, Manding initiatory rite
The main functions of the Algerian centre are to encourage African States to adopt policy, legislative and administrative measures to safeguard the living heritage present on their territories and to organize activities to strengthen national capacities in the areas of identification, documentation and community-based inventorying, as well as to promote cooperation and networking throughout Africa among practitioners, communities, experts, officials, centres of expertise, research institutes, museums, archives, and other organizations and institutions.
The centre will enlarge the list of the six already existing in Bulgaria, China, the Islamic Republic of Iran, Japan, Peru, and the Republic of Korea devoted exclusively to the safeguarding of the intangible cultural heritage, with a seventh centre in Brazil devoted both to tangible and intangible heritage.
For more information, please consult UNESCO’s Intangible Cultural Heritage Section website on Category 2 Centres.
- Countries: Algeria