Oromo Gada System - Ethiopia's 3rd Intangible Cultural Heritage
December 2, 2016
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.