The Initiative Dogon Culture (IDC) wants to strengthen the role of heritage in local development programs as well as the cohesion of the community and its own identity. To achieve this goal, the IDC is engaged in the restoration and maintenance of the UNESCO heritage in the Dogon region. In close cooperation with the Mission Culturelle de Bandiagara, a local department of the Ministry of Culture of Mali.
The IDC also organizes classes in schools about how important is the preservation of the cultural heritage. Awareness and education are of the utmost importance to create a greater sense of responsibility and involvement of the local community in preserving the cultural heritage.