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  • The construction of the Centre for Earth Architecture completes the series of activities the Aga Khan Trust for Culture (AKTC) has carried out in Mopti, Mali. The programme responds to the needs of the district management of Komoguel and visitors to the area, as well as the local community.
    AKDN / Christian Richters
President Amadou Toumani Touré opens the Centre for Earthen Architecture in Mali

Mopti, Mali, 29 October 2010 - The centre, located in the city’s Komoguel district, includes an exhibition space designed to present Mali’s rich heritage of earthen architecture to the public, a community centre with public toilets and showers, a cafeteria and a park.

This project is the outcome of a public-private partnership between the Ministry of Culture, the municipality of Mopti and the Aga Khan Trust for Culture. The restoration of the Great Mosque in Komoguel, which opened in 2008, was followed by regeneration work across a substantial area of the Komoguel district, including street paving, with the aim of improving living conditions for local residents.