Posts Tagged ‘business’

Who will be king of Morocco’s real estate portals? | wamda

Writing for wamda, Aline Mayard looks at how the real estate sector is leveraging Morocco’s growing Internet connectivity: If you want to understand Morocco’s digital transformation, look no further than the real estate sector. Thanks to the educational efforts of a few early websites, followed by efforts of a handful of international real estate portals with deep pockets, samsars [intermediaries working under the table], promoters, and agencies are slowly moving ...

Green Entrepreneurship in Morocco – Jean R. AbiNader

Can a Well-Meaning Project do More with Less? Jean R. AbiNader, MATIC June 30, 2015 Morocco is a popular topic among US development companies competing for American foreign assistance funding to the North African country. As a major recipient of aid with a hospitable working environment and credible local partners, competition for Morocco-related programs can be quite strong. Sometimes the program themes are obvious: governance, rule of law, maternal and ...

House of Geeks gives Moroccan developers a reason to stay | wamda

Today, wamda’s Aline Mayard writes about the Agadir-based tech incubator “House of Geeks.” Co-founder Kamel Magour explained that “The goal with The House of Geeks is to help developing countries build their resilience by retaining the best engineers and helping them develop their emotional intelligence, and their entrepreneurship and leadership sense.” More from the story: A large part of Morocco’s talented graduates leave the country, according to Magour, because management ...

In Moroccan Culture Shift, Entrepreneurship Has Become “Cool”

By Jordana Merran, MAC January 8, 2015 In his famed “a new beginning” speech delivered in Cairo in 2009, President Barack Obama announced the creation of a Summit on Entrepreneurship “to identify how we can deepen ties between business leaders, foundations and social entrepreneurs in the United States and Muslim communities around the world.” “All of us must recognize that education and innovation will be the currency of the 21st ...

Morocco’s economy on track for growth [Financial Times]

In an article headlined “Morocco’s economy on track for growth,” Financial Times writer Borzou Daragahi offers a positive assessment of Morocco’s economic path in the wake of the Arab Spring and in a region still rife with conflict: Morocco may be entering a growth phase, after a seven years during which its economy struggled but avoided the turmoil that has affected some of its Arab neighbours. Having previously notched up double-digit growth ...
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