Voice of America Interview – Morocco’s Miriem Bensalah-Chaqroun

Miriem Bensalah-Chaqroun, a leading Moroccan businesswoman and president of the Moroccan Confederation of Businesses was a guest on VOA’s ‘Press Conference USA’ . Joining the conversation was Francis Alonzo, broadcaster and host of VOA’s “Women Rising.” Listen here:

Qatar, Morocco in Deal for $170mn Projects

Morocco this week struck a deal for the financing of two development projects geared towards promoting sustainable agriculture. The first will develop pastures in the Sous-Massa Draa and Guelmim-Es Semara regions, and the second is part of a national irrigation expansion program. Gulf Times has the story: Moroccan Prime Minister Abdul Ilah Bin Kiran met in Rabat yesterday with Qatar’s Minister of Finance HE Ali Sherif al-Emadi who is currently ...

(Video) “Changing Perceptions Episode VI: “The African SMEs”

What is it like to invest in Africa?  Hear firsthand from Africa’s experts, CEOs, and investors! Jean R. AbiNader, Executive Director, Moroccan American Trade & Investment Center (MATIC), is among several dozen experts being featured in a new video series produced by the Initiative for Global Development (IGD) that aims to address and change misperceptions about investing in Africa. The time is now to invest, but misperceptions persist and need ...

Social Policies in Morocco: Thousands of Projects Launched by INDH

Aujourd’hui: Le Maroc takes a look at the accomplishments of Morocco’s National Initiative for Human Development (INDH) in creating programs for economic development and opportunity (Article in French): The National Initiative for Human Development (INDH) has successfully created numerous activities to generate income, in particular in agriculture, commerce, and small industries and services. Since its launch in 2005, INDH has paved the way for more than 6,525 projects to generate ...

Changing the World One Tech Girl at a Time

The Sydney Morning Herald reports on a group of young women from the Middle East and North Africa invited to participate in TechGirls, an American program that engages young women with major tech companies: For Nataly Ayyad, a 15-year-old from Bethlehem in the Palestinian Territories, the past month’s experiences have changed view of the world and, potentially, her life. With other young women from the Middle East and North Africa, ...
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