Posts Tagged ‘Jean R. AbiNader’

Stevens Initiative Launches Grassroots Global Conversations among Youth – Jean R. AbiNader

Jean R. AbiNader, MATIC April 7, 2016 The first group of winners of the Chris Stevens Virtual Exchange Initiative competition, limited to US NGOs in its first year, was announced this week in Washington, DC. The program is part of a multi-year effort to generate cross-cultural communications among young people in the US. Middle East, and North Africa (MENA). An international public-private partnership, the Stevens Initiative is named in honor ...

What Latin America’s Populist Experiences can Teach Middle East Reformers – Jean R. AbiNader

Enabling Grassroots Capitalism is Key for Restructuring Societies Equitably Jean R. AbiNader, MATIC April 1, 2016 Roger Noriega and Andres Martinez-Fernandez argue in a recent article that populism failed as an economic growth strategy in Latin America because it lacked essential qualities such as transparency and sustainability. Rather than enabling citizens to acquire skills that would equip them to achieve a better quality of life, it perpetuated a system of ...

Morocco’s Moves to Improve Economy Are Paying Off – Jean R. AbiNader

Country Continues to Improve Growth Results Jean R. AbiNader, MATIC March 24, 2016 Although the overall economic news in North Africa is mixed, due to the impact of the decline in oil prices and a lackluster rainy season, Morocco’s economic diversification priorities are enabling it to balance out the negatives with continued growth and development. One sign of the economy’s health is that, as Reuters reports, “Morocco’s central bank cut ...

American Firms Launch Consortium to Build Hydrocarbon Terminal in Morocco – Jean R. AbiNader

Site of Nador West Med Port to Boost Regional Capacity Responsibly Jean R. AbiNader, MATIC March 18, 2016 In a promising boost to Morocco’s efforts to construct a modern port at Nador on the Mediterranean coast, a US-based investment advisory company, lixia Capsia Gestionis (LixCap, www.lixcap.com) has assembled a consortium to build and manage a “break and build” bulk hub for the storage and re-export of hydrocarbons and its products. ...

Morocco Speeds Ahead in Renewable Energy – Jean R. AbiNader

Power Purchasing Agreement Provides Momentum to Reach National Goal Jean R. AbiNader, MATIC March 17, 2016 Morocco’s leadership in renewable energy received a strong jolt of support this past week with the announcement of a finalist for 850MW of wind-power projects to be awarded to an international consortium headed by NAREVA, a Moroccan energy company. Upon signing of the contract, still to be finalized, the consortium will develop, design, finance, ...
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