06 May 2013 - Southern Africa: Towards a sub-regional capacity-building strategy for intangible cultural heritage

Jerusarema Dance

For the first time, Southern African countries are joining hands to create the professional and institutional environment required for the effective safeguarding of intangible cultural heritage in their countries.

Since 2009, the countries have laid the groundwork for this commendable initiative, notably through the MDGF Culture and Development Programme in Namibia, and the pilot projects on community based inventorying (in Botswana, Lesotho, Malawi, Swaziland, Zambia and Uganda) and national capacity building exercise (Botswana, Malawi, Zambia