The university inaugurated a Centre for cultural and indigenous knowledge studies.

The university inaugurated a Centre for cultural and indigenous knowledge studies.

The university inaugurated a Centre for cultural and indigenous knowledge studies

Samara University, September 07/2023

Samara University inaugurated the Center for Culture and Indigenous Knowledge Studies, named after the great scholar, Honorable Dr. Jamal Abdulkadir Redo, where the culture, history and indigenous knowledge of the Afar people will take place.

Dr. Redo’s Center has three main parts, a museum with a large number of artifacts, a hall where cultural artistic performances presented and a library with culture and history books for study and reference.

The centere in addition to preserving culture, serves as a research center for multifaceted excellence areas like cultural tourism that the university does.

The forum featured a traditional drama film focused on Afar Dagu and cultural preservation, made with the support of the university, starring famous Djibouti Afar artists.

The event was attended by the President of the Afar National Regional State, His Excellency Haj Awol Arba, President of the University Dr. Mohamed Usman, invited guests from the Federal Government, guests of honor from Djibouti, scholars as well as tribal and religious leaders, samara university vice presidents, as well as council members.

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A panel discussion was held and the initial thesis on the history of Afar was presented by Prof. Fifere Tolosa, Prof. Ahmed Zakaria and Mr. Aramis Humed Sule and discussed with the audiences.

 

On the eve of the Inauguration, the biography of Colonel Hassan Mohammed Hassan (Hassan Pilot) and his works in his life time were commemorated.

In addition, 12 books published by the university have been launched, and the books are written by both young and senior authors emphasizing on the culture and history of Afar and serve as a reference for researchers.
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