Rabat - The Ministry in charge of Moroccans Residing Abroad and Migration is launching an Amazigh (Berber) theater tour throughout the world on Monday.
Rabat – The Ministry in charge of Moroccans Residing Abroad and Migration is launching an Amazigh (Berber) theater tour throughout the world on Monday.
The launching ceremony will take place on Monday at the international conferences center in Skhirat, near Rabat, at 6 p.m.
Over 12 Amazigh troupes will give 50 performances on the tour for Moroccans residing abroad (MREs). The tour is an effort to diversify the cultural activities offered to the MRE and to promote the Tamazight languages and cultures as a Moroccan heritage.
The event is an initiative of the ministry in collaboration with the Royal Institute of Amazigh Culture (IRCAM).
A ministry and IRCAM joint committee selected the performers and artists to try to represent the different regions in Morocco.
The tour is part of the ministry’s strategy to preserve MRE’s Moroccan identity, protect their rights and interests, and increase their contribution to Morocco’s development. The ministry has launched programs to that purpose in social, economic, cultural, and communication fields.
In recent years, the ministry has organized several symposiums inviting Moroccan expats from around the world.
The latest event was a forum on the mobilization of skilled Moroccans from Canada in aeronautics, which took place on October 5 in Skhirat.
The forum convened 200 participants, including a delegation from Aero Montreal, Moroccan members of the Aero Mac, Canadian experts in the aeronautics field, investors, institutional managers, and technical and financial partners.
According to a recent study conducted by the ministry, Moroccan expats “have considerable potential to contribute to the socio-economic development of Morocco.”
The study was conducted in collaboration with the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD).
A statement from the ministry said that of the 2.6 million Moroccans residing in OECD countries, 70 percent are under 45, while 500,000 hold higher education degrees.
The ministry added that the expats’ contribution to the development of Morocco’s economy is significant: Remittances from Moroccans living abroad exceeded MAD 65 billion in 2017.