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Intangible Cultural Heritage for Sustainable Development

Planet

Numerous practices, knowledge and know-how that make up the intangible cultural heritage of the Andean countries convey a respectful and harmonious relationship with nature and promote sustainable lifestyles.

Traditional knowledge is based on worldviews and practices of care and conservation that allow for the sustainable management of such fundamental elements as water, forests, biodiversity and agri-food systems. In 2021, countries such as Colombia and Ecuador are developing initiatives to incorporate the knowledge of these peoples in scientific and environmental public policies.

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Marimba Ecuador
Caña flecha braiding

Colombia

The braiding tradition of the Zenú people, in the department of Sucre, is part of the cultural legacy that since the pre-Hispanic period has been transmitted from generation to generation, reflecting their worldview and relationship with the territory through craftsmanship...

caña flecha
Traditional Pacific Cuisine

Colombia

The fires of the Pacific, the rooftop herbs, the songs and oral tradition, are part of the singularities of the culinary heritage of the municipality of Tumaco and the department of Sucre in Colombia, where important aspects of everyday life...

cocina tradicional
Marimba music and traditional songs and dances

Colombia - Ecuador

In the eight cantons of the province of Esmeraldas in Ecuador and the South Pacific of Colombia, this cultural event takes place to the rhythm of marimba, cununos and traditional and ancestral songs, generating spaces for the reconstruction of collective memory, transmission...

Marimba Colombiana
The barter or exchange of San Pedro de Pimampiro

Ecuador

San Pedro de Pimampiro, in the province of Imbabura, Ecuador, due to its geographical location and variety of climatic floors, has been a regional exchange center since pre-Inca times. As part of the celebrations of the Holy Week, a large number of people to perform...

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Traditional System of Water Judges of Corongo (DPI)

Perú

In the highlands of the department of Ancash, in the north of Peru, is located the city of Corongo. For its population, dedicated mainly to agricultural and livestock work, water is one of the most important elements. In Corongo has persisted an organization that ensures...

Jueces de agua
Revaluing the organization of the Varayuq of the district of Ccatcca (DU)

Perú

This record shows the importance of the organization of the Varayuq in the community life of the community, the election process of the members, the roles and functions, especially in the annual festive and agricultural calendar of the community...

Varayuq