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KNATCOM National Cultural Celebrations
July 23 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Kenya has a rich pre-historic heritage which tells the story of man’s origin and evolution. Several thousand fossils and artifacts spanning over 27 million years have been discovered in Kenya. The nation’s cultural diversity and makes Kenya a regional culture melting pot. Each of the 42 nation’s indigenous communities who make up Kenyan population of about 40 million, has its own unique language, practices, staple food, dress, dance and music.
UNESCO believes that no development can be sustainable without a strong culture component. To ensure that culture takes it rightful place in development strategies and processes, UNESCO spearheads worldwide advocacy for culture and development, while engaging with the international community to set clear policies and legal frameworks and working on the ground to support governments and local stakeholders to safeguard heritage, strengthen creative industries and encourage cultural pluralism.