Morocco Matches Skills and Growth Sectors [The Africa Report]

Morocco is bringing the private and public sector together to promote employable skills and job growth in promising industries: On the afternoon of 11 September, not far away from Mohamed V airport in Casablanca, the Institut Spécialisé des Métiers de l’Aéronautique et de la Logistique Aéroportuaire (ISMALA) has an unusual buzz. Students wearing their dark-blue overalls are conscientiously working on different pieces of aircraft, drilling, nailing and folding materials, making ...

Morocco Turns to Training to Tackle Youth Joblessness [Magharebia]

Morocco is hoping to use a combination of education and vocational training to combat youth unemployment: Morocco is preparing a new vocational training strategy to improve the way young people are integrated into the labor market. The plan is to ensure better social integration for young people and to meet the economic demand from business, according to Abdelâdim El Guerrouj, the minister delegate responsible for vocational training. It is also ...

Morocco Seeks Pooling of Energies for a United Africa [Business Standard]

Morocco’s King Mohammed VI addressing the 9th African Development Forum in Marrakesh: Morocco has urged African nations to pool their energies to develop a united and prosperous Africa. “Our changing continent brings a message of hope and revival to the international community,” Morocco’s King Mohammed VI said while addressing the 9th African Development Forum that kicked off here earlier this week. “By uniting and pooling our energies, we shall rise ...

Green Morocco Plan Focuses on Sustainable Agriculture [Al-Monitor]

Morocco’s Green Plan comprises a series of programs making agricultural production in the country more consistent and value-added: [...] The Moroccan government’s measures to prepare for and respond to climatic risks were aimed at reducing the effects of drought and protect crop yields. They included structural measures (dams, irrigation systems, land use strategies and others), as well as non-structural measures (adaptive measures, drought damage insurance and solidarity funds). They can ...

Morocco Grabs Limelight as Companies Focus on Frontiers [Wall Street Journal]

Morocco is at the forefront of exciting emerging markets, an ideal gateway to a booming continent: [...] David Wyckham, London-based director for global frontier and emerging markets at HSBC, attribute’s Morocco’s increasing popularity among corporations to its “relative political stability, its favorable legal environment for foreign investment, the availability of skilled workers with wages much lower than those in the European Union, and its close proximity to Europe.” Mr. Wyckham ...
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