The International Centre for African Cultural Heritage is a Cameroonian law association that works to carry out cultural projects from Yaoundé, the capital of Cameroon.
It brings together a reflection group composed of Cameroonian and international members who share the passion for culture and the arts.
tors, cultural actors, researchers, experts or collaborators sometimes from communities whose cultures are threatened.
Cpica members maintain a constant dialogue around the issue of heritage preservation and transmission.
More specifically, at present, the association celebrates artistic creation and oral cultures (see LROA).
Cpica was born of the desire to contribute in a renewed way to the valorisation of cultural heritage in Africa, whether material or intangible (see the presentation of UNESCO) and to share with the greatest number this ambition.
Through our approach, in particular, we aspire to include in the public debate the crucial issue of the accelerated disappearance of languages and knowledge in many African societies.
Through our approach, in particular, we aspire to include in the public debate the crucial issue of the accelerated disappearance of languages and knowledge in many African societies..
These aspects are fundamental of course, however, it is more than ever necessary to think of them in relation to cultural issues, to finally think about African culture as a key aspect of development in Africa and elsewhere..
Cpica advocates an attentive, daring and thoughtful look, oriented towards Africa in its diversity and in the past and its many legacies, the valorisation of cultural and artistic expression, whether popular or erudite, whether it be ancient or contemporary.
We are committed to helping to reconsider knowledge and talents, resources that will help to meet the present and future challenges that they are political, economic or environmental.