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2020

Eco-Hammam : Engaging key stakeholders with bespoke low-carbon technologies for lighting, heating and water recycling to sustain a Moroccan heritage

Maroc

Department for International Development UKAID

Titre : Eco-Hammam : Engaging key stakeholders with bespoke low-carbon technologies for lighting, heating and water recycling to sustain a Moroccan heritage

Pays : Maroc

Numéro du projet : GB-GOV-13-FUND—GCRF-AH_T007036_1

Organismes de mise en œuvre :

Durée : Actual Start 01 Feb 2020 // Actual End31 Oct 2021

Objectifs
This impact and engagement project follows on from developments arising from a previous AHRC funded project (AH/D503019/1) during which all the surviving and still functioning historic public bathhouses of the North African heritage cities of Marrakech, Algiers, Tunis, Tripoli, and Cairo were surveyed and documented. One of the key findings of this previous research was that heritage hammams in the Maghreb historic cities continue to be an important living heritage in the 21st Century, providing a much-needed affordable facility for the hygiene and wellbeing of the economically disadvantaged population. However, the hammams are increasingly facing serious challenges that are likely to lead to their closure and disappearance after having been sustained for many centuries. Amongst these challenges are the increased costs of fuel (wood or diesel) and water (Sibley and Sibley 2015). This current proposal is based on new developments that have emerged from the UN climate change conference COP22, held in Marrakech 2016, when Moroccan hammams were presented as major contributors to air pollution, deforestation and environmental degradation as well as to high water consumption and water wastage. It was estimated at COP22 that Morocco has at least 12,000 hammams, operating with wood burning vernacular furnaces. The main aim of this project is to facilitate the acceleration of ecological transitions processes in Moroccan hammams (both heritage and newly built ones). This will be achieved through the establishment of regional key stakeholders’ networks in each of Rabat, Fez and Marrakech in order to creatively engage them to communicate and co-produce integrated strategies for multi-sectorial coordinated actions for energy transition, enhanced indoor conditions for improved hammam workers and users health and safety and well-being and responsible water consumption and recycling. Four objectives are set as follows : 1. Establish, in collaboration with the local project partners, a data base of key regional stakeholders and establish social media and web platforms in order to facilitate communication and exchanges between these stakeholders, both pre- and post-regional engagement events, and across regions. 2. Conduct one set of three-day regional public engagement and network facilitation events, involving 120 key regional stakeholders in each of the world heritage cities of Rabat, Fez and Marrakech within three months intervals during the one-year period of the project (see project timetable). These events will be designed and delivered to act as catalysts for self-sustaining coordinated regional processes.

Financement : UK - Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy
Project budget : £80,811

Présentation (UKAID)

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