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Konso Culture, Best Practices and Promotion


Project/programme info

About

Konso is the first place in Ethiopia to be recognized as a ‘cultural landscape,’ in UNESCO world heritage list, a nod to its importance as a repository for biocultural diversity evolved over many centuries. The landscape consists of productive and unique terraced settlements spread over 21 square miles in the semi-arid Konso highlands, 550 km south west of Addis Ababa.

The Konso people are well known for their distinctive religious and cultural traditions including their unique funerary rituals involving elaborate music and dance. Konso culture is also famous for its carved wood statues called wagas, which memorialize important people in the community.

Highlights

Konso Agriculture

Capacity4dev Team created a new Photo album 22 August 2014

These pictures were taken bymemberMarcus Conaro

Konso Village and its People

Capacity4dev Team created a new Photo album 22 August 2014

Lessons learnt

Capacity4dev Team created a new WIKI page 23 April 2014

Cultural and natural resources, landscape, traditional agricultural techniques, intangible heritage, traditional governance and cultural expressions have strong synergies and are closely related.

Results and key features

Capacity4dev Team created a new WIKI page 23 April 2014

The project promoted educational activities in local schools reaching out to 5 000 children. They consist of:

Duration

31/08/2010

Source of funding

European Commission, International Cooperation and Development > Development Cooperation Instrument - DCI

Total budget

€658,830.00

Stakeholders

POPULATION OF THE VILLAGES OF KARAT, FASHA, SAWGAME, MECHELO, DOKATU, DEBANA, DARRA E GESERGYO

CRIS Contract Number

2010/249-021

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