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2021

Dakira Program helps preserve Morocco’s multicultural history through collective community efforts.

Maroc

Titre : Dakira Program helps preserve Morocco’s multicultural history through collective community efforts.

Pays : Maroc

Durée : July 2021 – June 2024

Contexte : Despite the Kingdom of Morocco’s rich history of pluralism and diversity, like all countries, it has also faced challenges. Globalization has resulted in increased migration and the influence of intolerant narratives on communities that previously enjoyed amicable and collaborative relationships among religious and ethnic groups.

The USAID Dakira Program, implemented by the High Atlas Foundation and its local partners, aims to collaboratively develop and pioneer a unique participatory approach to the educational preservation of Morocco’s multicultural history. The program encourages local communities to capture, preserve, and transmit their collective memories so that they are better equipped to take ownership of the revitalization of their own histories. This introspective, experience-sharing approach among local participants maximizes relationship building, leading to collective actions that improve livelihoods and a deepened discovery of Morocco’s multicultural identity

Objectifs
The goal of the USAID Dakira Program is to explore and strengthen interreligious and inter-ethnic solidarity through community efforts that preserve cultural heritage in Morocco through two overarching objectives : * Objective 1 : Enhance Religious and Cultural Preservation, Learning, and Social Cohesion * Objective 2 : Support Initiatives that Promote Tolerance, Interfaith Dialogue, and Multiculturalism

The opportunity to rebuild the narrative of Morocco’s multifaceted heritage is quickly passing for those who gathered and preserved the stories. To preserve Morocco’s cultural heritage, Dakira engages a robust network of diverse local civil society organizations (CSOs) to support program implementation. Through these partnerships, Dakira catalyzes the diversified and coordinated engagement of civil society actors, community leaders, and local stakeholders to discuss, reflect, and learn about Morocco’s religious and ethnic heritage. These partnerships enable the documentation and dissemination of practices, lived experiences, and testimonies shared by stakeholders, along with the restoration of tangible heritage.

The program develops an integrated and participatory approach focused on empowering communities through capacity building and experiential learning to promote multiculturalism, social cohesion, and diversity. This participatory approach is also the basis for creating shared plans of action for improving future livelihood opportunities within the targeted communities

Partenaires : High Atlas Foundation

Agence de Développement International du Gouvernement des Etats Unis (USAID)

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