Youth economic and social integration project: employment for the heritage of Agadez
Agadez has always been recognised as a regional intercultural crossroad. Its geographical position has enabled it to protect itself from the desert winds and to develop into a centre of commerce where different cultures have contributed their wealth and traditions. Music, theatre, oral tradition, poetry and the transmission of craft techniques are among its intangible expressions. However, the danger of intangible cultural expressions disappearing also affects material heritage.
CISP, through the EPPA (Emploi pour le patrimoine d'Agadez) project, uses its experience in cultural projects in Niger to promote culture as a tool for socio-economic cohesion in the region and combatting illegal activities linked to migration through the creation of programmes for immediate employment and the promotion of professional activities in cultural industries. In addition, the cultural heritage of Agadez is protected and preserved through programmes of cultural development and mediation with the active and inclusive participation of civil society.
To contribute to the consolidation of stability through the creation of economic opportunities and social integration of young people in the Agadez region. Young people in the Agadez region, including rural areas, benefit from immediate job opportunities and increase their social integration and participation in the socio-economic and cultural life of their municipalities.