During the Board of Directors of the Foundation for the Safeguarding of Cultural Heritage in Rabat devoted to closing the accounts for the 2020 and 2021 financial years, Her Royal Highness Princess Lalla Hasnaa, President of the Foundation, welcomed the latest decision of the World Heritage Committee on the state of conservation of the inscribed property of the city of Rabat, according to a press release from the Foundation. Her Royal Highness also praised the importance of the work accomplished since the inscription, in 2012, on the UNESCO World Heritage List of “Rabat, modern capital and historic city: a shared heritage”.
The commitment of HRH Princess Lalla Hasnaa, focused on education and awareness of heritage as well as the synergistic federation around these issues, aims to raise awareness about cultural heritage in all its forms of expression with a view to contributing to its appropriation, enhancement, and safeguard. This last year has been particularly rich for the Foundation, which has rolled out an ambitious action plan comprising numerous scientific meetings, awareness-raising activities, and the launch of the process of updating the management plan for the inscribed property. The Foundation thus organized eight scientific meetings and technical workshops which were led by 40 national experts and 31 international experts.
Moreover, the Foundation’s 2022 action plan, presented to the Board of Directors, outlines its major intention to educate the youngest through the implementation of educational programs and tools, awareness-raising through mediation and facilitation of access to heritage and mobilization and synergistic federation based on dialogue, exchange and mobilization of the various actors and stakeholders around reflections with ambitious aims. In this context, the Foundation has signed three major partnership agreements with the Ministry of National Education, Preschool and Sports, the Ministry of Youth, Culture, and Communication, and the Land Conservation Agency, Cadastre, and Cartography. Through these partnerships, the Foundation has set up four structuring programs according to the three pillars: educate (I discover my heritage), raise awareness (I draw my heritage), and federate.
Furthermore, with a view to promoting access to culture and heritage, the Foundation will work to set up digital platforms and create educational tools. Interactive virtual tours are intended for the general public and institutions, universities, and academics. The program will also offer educational games for the youngest. The pilot project will focus on an interactive virtual tour of Fort Hervé, the statement concludes.