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Morocco is Still a Climate Change Champion

Kingdom Hosts 2nd Annual Climate Chance Summit Washington, DC, September 15, 2017 (MACP) — From September 11-13 the city of Agadir hosted the second annual Climate Chance Summit. It was the largest gathering yet of non-state actors engaged in the fight against climate change. Over 2,000 participants from nearly 80 countries gathered to discuss the importance of engaging non-state actors as key stakeholders in climate negotiations. They also emphasized their ...

The Latest on Morocco’s Efforts to Counter Violent Extremism

Caitlin Dearing Scott September 18, 2017 Over the past decade, Morocco has been at the forefront of efforts to counter violent extremism – whether through training imams to preach tolerance or promoting reform and development to ensure that people susceptible to extremist influences have alternative paths. Cognizant of the role of prisons – as both a catalyst for extremism and a place to combat it – the Kingdom has focused ...

Business Brief: Prominent Companies Detail Plans for Morocco; Conferences Announced on Pipeline Infrastructure and Renewable Energy; Germans and Moroccans Talk Energy

Jean R. AbiNader, MATIC September 18, 2017 Major international companies are headed to Morocco as a base for doing business in Africa. Casablanca and Marrakech prepare to host conferences focused on business in Africa. Senior German and Moroccan officials discuss energy…in Mexico! Companies look to future in Africa from Morocco. The Moroccan economy holds many opportunities for investments, a prime sector being agri-business. KWS, the giant seed company headquartered in Germany, has invested ...

Business Brief: Reports on Morocco’s Industrial and Education Sectors; Announcements of a New Tourism Development Partnership and Music Festival in the News

Jean R. AbiNader, MATIC September 15, 2017 The progress of the Industrial Acceleration Plan was featured in a story that looks at the role of the African Development Bank. A World Bank officer visiting Morocco reinforced the results of a recent Bank study of youth in Morocco. On the tourism front, a major partnership was announced to pursue projects, and Agadir provided details on an upcoming Amazigh music festival. Morocco partners ...

Business Brief: Major 3D Printing Facility Launched; Islamic Banking Expands, and Housing Developers Make Money by Doing Good in Social Housing; Casablanca Finance City Adds Well-known Tenant

Jean R. AbiNader, MATIC September 14, 2017 Great news for Moroccan manufacturing as it adds a cross-sector capability in 3D printing. Bahrain’s Al Baraka sets its sights on Morocco’s Islamic banking sector, while the impact of social housing construction benefits both companies and needy families, thanks to government incentives. Thales makes an impression. Thales, a leading French electronics, technology, and IT corporation released information on the inauguration of its first industrial ...
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