Resdsea Cultural Foundation is pleased to invite you to a public talk at Hargeysa Cultural Centre by Dr. Anjanette DeCarlo.

The title of her talk is “FRANKINCENSE IN PERIL – Analysis of Resin Economy in Somaliland”. The event will take place Wednesday, 19th October, 2016. — 19.30-21.30.

Frankincense (Boswellia carterii, B. frereana) resin harvesting has a deep historical and cultural heritage in Somaliland, providing economic benefits for centuries. Today the resins are highly relevant in the global economy, with applications in cosmetics, aromatherapy, and emerging medical and therapeutic applications. Thus, the
frankincense forests are key cultural and economic elements in Somaliland. However, our recent research is indicating that the demand for frankincense resin internationally is outpacing the supply. Sixyears ago there was a small market for these Somali resins now there is a booming market and a rise in the selling price. Harvesters are
drastically over harvesting trees in an effort to gain economically and meet exporters demand, causing the trees to die rapidly. This situation overall indicates the beginning of a serious and highly damaging resource conflict, and the impending collapse of thefrankincense forests.”


Dr. Anjanette DeCarlo, Ph.D., is currently a Visiting Professor of Environmental Studies at St. Michael’s College. Previously she was a Senior Jeffords Fellow at the Institute for Environmental Diplomacy & Security at the University of Vermont (UVM). Her Ph.D. in natural resources from UVM focused on environment, women’s empowerment, and conflict resolution as a merged agenda for sustainable development. She is currently working on reconciliation in post-war countries as well as the power of trade and commerce to create peace in conflict
zones. As a development consultant with 20 years field experience, she specializes in Africa, Latin America, and the United States.

Dr. DeCarlo will be joined by Mr. Ahmed Ibrahim Awale, currently chair of Candlelight Organization, which is a prominent environmental organization in Somaliland, as well as the chair and founding member of Somaliland Biodiversity Foundation, and a faculty member at the University of Hargeysa where he teaches environmental science.”

A day to remember HCC has a permanent space

Somaliland Government has assigned a plot of land to the Hargeysa Cultural Centre. We had the privilege to work with, and get their assistance, Minister for Information, Guidance and Culture; Minister of Religious Affairs; Minister of Public Work and Housing, Deputy Minister of Ministry of Planning, Minister for Presidency and the Mayor of the Capital, to secure this space for the Culture and Art in Somaliland. We are thankful.
We were lucky to get support and assistance from our former board member and now Minister for Environment Shukri H Ali Bandare and we are thankful.
We got support and assistance, sometimes donations but also othertimes the very needed urgent loan, from Somaliland business people, among them Daallo Airlines, Dahabshiil Group of Companies and Telesom; but also from other friends of the HCC who provided rescue hand when we were close to give up.
I want to thank all of you, and in particularly thank those who joined  this morning the board, the staff, the volunteers and friends of HCC, to celebrate the foundation of the future Center.
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Ilbaxnimadii Islaamka iyo Saamaynta ay ku yeelatay adduunyada inteeda kale.

Sheekh Maxamuud Sheekh Axmed Dalmar iyo Xarunta Dhaqanka ee Hargeysa. Waxa hagaya Sheekh Almis Yaxye

Soo ifbixii Islaamka ee qarnigii 7aad iyo aasaasiddii imbraadoriyaddii Islaamka ayaa soo shaacbixisey muddo lix qarni ah hormur ku socda xawli aan hore loo arag, oo taabanaya dhinacyo badan oo aqoonta ah. Kolkii ay Yurub ku jirtey wixi loo yaqaannay xilligii mugdiga, ayaa aasaaska xaddaaradda adduunku ka dhismaysay xarumo cilmiga ee adduunka muslimka ah, sida Baqdaad, Dimishiq, Qaahira, Kordova, Baleermo iyo kuwa kale.

Guuliihii aqoonta iyo cilmibaadhista ee culuunta kala duwan, sida xisaabta, falagga, fiisikada kimikada, caafimaadka iyo in ka badan oo ah cilmiyada dabeecada, ayaa midhodhal noqday. Taasi waa sheekada werinaysa casrigii dahabiga ahaa ee ilbaxnimada Islaamka ee sida qotoda dheer u beddeshay wejigii adduunka.

Intaas iyo in kabadanba waa hubaal inaad waxbadan korodhsan doonto hooska daawo mawduucaasi oo dhamaystiran


The Hargeysa Cultural Center was opened in August 2014 in Hargeysa, Somaliland. The Center was established by Redsea Cultural Foundation (RCF). Since its establishment, the Hargeysa Cultural Center has become an important feature in Hargeysa’s cultural landscape. The success of the center owes much to the respect that RCF has gained from its work on running the annual Hargeysa International Book Fair, which, now in its eighth year, has become one of the most admired cultural events in the region.

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