The Arab World Institute (IMA) in Paris will host, a debate on the rehabilitation of the medina (old city) in Marrakech Thursday, November 15.
Under the theme “The Role of Civil Society in the Rehabilitation of the Medina of Marrakech,” the debate will tackle issues that threaten the city’s authenticity and discuss suggestions to restore the medina’s arts, culture, and heritage.
The debate will feature Ahmed Akhchichen, the president of the Marrakech-Safi region; Touria Ikbal, a member of many local associations to preserve Moroccan heritage; and Moroccan architect Elie Mouyal. Jaafar Kansoussi, an expert in medina heritage, will mediate the debate.
IMA offers a professional network for management support professionals and provides a place where everyone can come together to learn and share experiences. It started in 1974 and is now represented in 26 countries with over 1,500 members.
King Mohammed VI launched construction, reconstruction, and restoration projects in 2017 to preserve the cultural and spiritual aspects of the medina in Marrakech as “A City of Permanent Renewal.” Other medinas in Morocco such as Fez, Casablanca, Rabat. and Sale have also benefited from similar projects.