President of IPC highlights “remarkable progress” of the country in the rehabilitation of historical and cultural heritage

Praia, April 18 (Inforpress) – The President of the Institute of Cultural Heritage (IPC), Ana Samira Baessa, highlighted today the remarkable progress of the archipelago in the rehabilitation of historical and cultural heritage, despite some challenges.

“The sector has made remarkable progress, particularly in recent years, with structural investments by the government in the rehabilitation of historical and cultural heritage throughout the country,” said Ana Samira Baessa to Inforpress, on the occasion of the International Day for Monuments and Sites.

The official pointed out as gains the creation of numerous cultural infrastructures, including museums, the valorization of intangible heritage, with emphasis on “tabanca”, pottery, “morna” elevated to the category of World Heritage, and the valorization of “cimboa”, among others.

Despite these achievements, the President of IPC admitted, however, that there are still some challenges, particularly in terms of raising awareness and community ownership of their heritage, from schools to universities, to community leaders, so that they can see the sector not only as something identity-related, but also as a pathway to self-employment and entrepreneurship.



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