Paul House, Rwebisengo Town

Cultural heritage is the legacy of physical artefacts and intangible attributes of a group or society that are inherited from past generations, maintained in the present and reserved for the benefit of the generations to come. Cultural heritage gives the sense of what a certain society is, irrefutable connection to the past, social values, beliefs, customs and traditions, that allows to identify societies with others and deepen the sense of unity, belonging and national pride.

RWCA preserves both intangible and tangible cultural heritage in the entire Rwenzori region in partnership with Communities and other development partners.

Tangible Cultural Heritage refers to physical artefacts produced, maintained and transmitted intergenerationally in a society. It includes artistic creations, built heritage such as buildings and monuments, and other physical or tangible products of human creativity that are invested with cultural significance in a society. ‘Intangible Cultural Heritage refers to the practices, representations, expressions, knowledge, skills of a certain given society.