UNESCO inscribes Gada system as intangible cultural heritage

The Gada system has been inscribed on the UNESCO intangible cultural heritage list.

The proposed file has been accepted by all member states of the UNESCO committee.

The Gada system is an indigenous democratic socio-political system of the Oromo people.

It is a traditional system of governance of the Oromo people in Ethiopia developed from knowledge gained over generation.

The system is one of the intangible cultural heritages nominated from 37 countries for the representative list.