Southern Africa: Towards a sub-regional capacity-building strategy for intangible cultural heritage
UNESCO release, 6 May 2013

PARIS, FRANCE: For the first time, Southern African countries met to create the professional and institutional environment required for the effective safeguarding of intangible cultural heritage in the sub-region. Held from 30 April o 2 May 2013 in Harare, Zimbabwe, a meeting of experts and officials from Botswana, Lesotho, Namibia, Malawi, Mozambique, Swaziland, Zambia and Zimbabwe addressed the basic components of a future capacity-building strategy in Southern Africa for safeguarding intangible cultural heritage at the sub-regional level. A number of UNESCO workshops and pilot projects on community-based inventorying in the sub-region since 2009 had laid the groundwork for the initiative. Read the UNESCO release …