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Last update: 24 May 2022

Comoros leads a national awareness-raising caravan on intangible and tangible cultural heritage

An Intangible Cultural Heritage Awareness-Raising Caravan was organized in Comoros on the islands of Grande Comore, Anjouan and Moheli in mid-January 2020 in order to share Comoros first inventory of intangible cultural heritage with school children and local communities through photos, videos and demonstrations, and raise their awareness of the importance of its safeguarding.

The national awareness caravan on intangible and tangible cultural heritage was organized as part of a UNESCO project to strengthen national capacities in the Union of the Comoros for the safeguarding of Intangible Cultural Heritage, funded by the Abu Dhabi Authority for Tourism and Culture, and carried out by the Directorate General of Arts and Culture, the CNDRS, the University of the Comoros and heritage NGOs such as the Collective of Comoros Heritage. 

“This direct interaction with local communities, and especially youth, was effective as a safeguarding measure to raise awareness about the importance of intangible cultural heritage in Comoros,” said Mr. Tabibou AI TABIBOU, a representative of the CNDRS and curator from the National Museum who participated in the Caravan.