12 February 2015 - Financial assistance, a key mechanism for the safeguarding of intangible cultural heritage in Africa

Cultural practices and expressions linked to the balafon of the Senufo communities of Mali, Burkina Faso and Côte d'Ivoire

Senegal is about to conclude an eighteen-month project to safeguard traditional music accompanying various events of social life (rituals and celebrations related to birth, death, initiation, agriculture and fishing) as well as myths and legends associated with them. The project, funded by the Intangible Cultural Heritage Fund up to 80,000 USD, aims at reinvigorating the intergenerational transmission chain of intangible cultural heritage and at strengthening the capacity of the communities concerned in inventorying it. The results of the inventory

19 March 2014 - Mali launches an inventory of intangible cultural heritage

04 December 2013 - Seventeen new elements inscribed on the lists of the Convention

28 October 2013 - UNESCO approves emergency funds for inventory of Mali’s intangible heritage