Benefitting country(ies): Djibouti
To be implemented by the Ministry of Muslim Affairs, Culture and Wakfs Goods, this project aims to revitalize the practice of Xeedho in Djibouti by organizing Xeedho associations consisting of bearers and community representatives from several regions and transmitting the element to younger generations through training sessions. Other project activities include providing capacity-building workshops for teachers, producing television programmes, debates and spots, developing a training module on the transmission of intangible cultural heritage in general and of Xeedho in particular, and facilitating academic and scientific research and documentation. The project will ensure community participation through the Xeedho association as well as by involving practitioners in the implementation of the planned activities. The State will also participate by helping to manage the project, implementing research and providing financial subsidies. In particular, several ministries, including the Ministry of National Education and the Ministry of Women will support the implementation of the plan and transmission of the element. This two-year project is expected to raise awareness about Xeedho and about intangible cultural heritage in general, and to provide the human resources and knowledge necessary to safeguard living heritage in Djibouti.