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2008

Cultural Heritage and the Creative Industries as a Vehicle for Development in Morocco

Maroc

Titre : Cultural Heritage and the Creative Industries as a Vehicle for Development in Morocco

Pays /Région : Maroc

Localisation : Région de Taza-Al Hoceima-Taounate ; Région de l’Oriental ; Région de SoussMassa-Draa ; Région de Guelmim-Es Semara ; Zone de convergence constituée des oasis méridionales

Code projet : MDGF-1795-G-MAR Cultural Herit

Durée : 18 août 2008 — 18 août 2012

Présentation
The JP has contributed to develop the foundation of a strong recognition of the socio-economic importance of culture. In order to do so a proper diagnosis of the sector was undertaken. The JP strategy was articulated around four axes : In-depth knowledge of the cultural heritage to develop a valuation strategy The development of tools and capacities among technical specialists Implementation of pilot experiences for learning and replication value to show the impact of culture on poverty reduction and inclusion of women The valuation of cultural traditions and heritage to support the MDG objectives and that facilitate the inclusion of women and youth. A key achievement was the development of a national cultural heritage strategy for Morocco, based on a first analytic study of cultural heritage, natural heritage and tourism. Another achievement was a revised law on cultural heritage, coupled with a mechanism for Living Human Treasures, a general inventory and a GIS (Geographical Information System) for cultural heritage, as well as a website. The largest part of the budget (53%) was devoted to the actual implementation of activities that were both inclusive of women and contributed to poverty reduction through income generating activities, particularly for women. The JP contributed to women mobilization at the political level and 12 women were elected in the communal election in June 2009. A specific attention was given to vulnerable women in oasis to strengthen their empowerment and leadership. The result was the creation of various new associations and local organizations led by women (for example for basketwork).

Agences Nations Unies : UNESCO PNUD, ONU Femmes, ONUDI, UNFPA

Implementing Partners : Au niveau national : • Ministère de la Culture (MC), Coordinateur national ; • Ministère des Affaires Etrangères et de la Coopération (MAEC) ; • Ministère du Tourisme et de l’Artisanat (MTA) ; • Direction Générale des Collectivités Locales (DGCL) ; • Agence pour la Promotion et le Développement Economique et Social des provinces du Sud du Royaume du Maroc ; • Direction de l’Aménagement du Territoire du Ministère de l’Habitat, de l’Urbanisme et de la Politique de la Ville ; • Universités (Pôle de Compétences Patrimoine Culturel)

Budget : 5 953 077,58 USD

United Nations Development Group

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