Geda Oromo system

Oromo Gada System Ethiopia’s 3rd Intangible Cultural Heritage

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Ethiopia successfully hosted the eleventh session of the UNESCO’s Intergovernmental Committee for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage, that took place in Addis Ababa from 28 November to 2 December 2016. Out of 37 nominations, the Committee inscribed 33 new elements on the Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity. Ethiopia’s Gada system, an indigenous democratic socio-political system used by the Oromo people, has been inscribed and becomes the third intangible cultural heritage that has been listed from Ethiopia so far with UNESCO. (Source – Ethiopian Tourism Organization)

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