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Moroccan and African Youth to Play Vital Role in UN 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development Goals

2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development Goals

The United Nations Economic and Social Council hosted its 6th Annual Youth Forum, January 30 and 31 for two days of engagement on global youth issues. Moroccan and African youth are expected to play a priority role in the success of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development Goals.

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Morocco Accepted Back to the AU: Good or Bad?

Thirty-nine out of fifty-four states of the AU agrees to accept the Kingdom of Morocco back into the AU after the country opted out 33 years ago. Having being named as one of the brightest 50 economies in the world by Bloomberg, it is of no doubt that Morocco is having a very good economic prospect in Africa and also visionary in diverse sectors needed for economic growth by many other African nations. Morocco is the second largest African investor in the continent, and between 2003 and 2013, 51% of its foreign direct investment went to Sub-Saharan Africa, peaking at 88% in 2010.

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African Market to Represent 50% of Global Revenue for Moroccan and French Companies By 2022

Sub-Saharan Africa has been identified to be promoting Moroccan and French businesses as a study conducted by BearingPoint and Asmex indicates that Moroccan and French companies have attained a good position and growth level in some Sub-Saharan countries. The study which is titled “Developing in Africa: comparisons of Moroccan and French companies” and the third edition of BearingPoint’s International Development Barometer of international firms, depicts the good performance of about 250 Moroccan and French companies in five major countries across the region – including Algeria, Cameroon, Ivory Coast, Mali and Senegal.

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RiskMap 2017. Afrique de l’Ouest : La « nouvelle normalité » ne se fera pas sans heurt

  • Les nations africaines en lice pour émerger en tant que passerelles commerciales pour les investissements étrangers directs offrent des opportunités, mais aussi des menaces inconnues pour les entreprises
  • Facteurs macroéconomiques : le faible prix du pétrole et le sentiment économique mondial seront les principaux moteurs de l’instabilité au sein du continent.
  • L’incertitude politique intérieure d’un certain nombre de nations d’importance constituera un risque beaucoup plus grand pour les entreprises présentes sur le continent que l’effet de la géopolitique internationale
  • Les entreprises africaines resteront vulnérables et risqueront de ne pas accorder aux risques de cybersécurité la même valeur que ceux associés à la sécurité physique ou aux menaces politiques
  • Les entreprises réagiront comme des arches (orientation défensive sur les principaux marchés), des requins (ciblage des nouvelles opportunités) ou des baleines (en devenant trop importantes pour faire faillite)
  • La meilleure gouvernance a amélioré le climat des affaires, mais rien ne se déroule sans accroc

L’instabilité macroéconomique alimentée par le faible prix du pétrole et le sentiment économique mondial continuera d’être le principal moteur des risques commerciaux dans toute l’Afrique de l’Ouest en 2017. L’amélioration de la gouvernance et l’intégration de certaines normes et pratiques démocratiques limiteront le potentiel de détérioration, mais des défis persisteront. Les cyberattaques progressent. Les entreprises deviendront de plus en plus vulnérables jusqu’à ce que l’impact des risques cybernétiques sur leurs activités et leur réputation soit envisagé, comme le sont les effets des risques politiques et de sécurité. Voici quelques-uns des principaux thèmes du rapport annuel prévisionnel sur les risques politiques et commerciaux « RiskMap 2017 », publié par Control Risks (www.ControlRisks.com), cabinet de conseil spécialisé dans le domaine des risques.

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Inner Dimesions of Climate Change Unveiled by GPIW during COP22

Photo Credit: Reinhold Mangundu.

Photo Credit: Reinhold Mangundu.

Every year parties of the UNFCCC meet to dialogue on several protocols regarding climate change and carbon reduction. This year, a new noesis of climate action was unveiled by the Global Peace Initiative of Women (GPIW) in Marrakech, Morocco. Termed as the “Inner Dimensions of Climate Change,” the concept sees purity from the heart as the means to harmonize humanity with Mother Earth. Other aspects of the inner dimension of climate change included preservation of indigenous knowledge and also the role of spirituality in solving the climate crisis.

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PI Berlin and IRESEN join forces to promote PV in Morocco

Dr. Paul Grunow, Co-founder and Board Member of the Photovoltaik Institut Berlin (PI Berlin) and Mr. Badr Ikken, General Director of l’Institut de Recherche en Energie Solaire et Energies Nouvelles (IRESEN) signed a cooperation agreement at the COP 22 climate summit in Marrakech, Morocco. The agreement defines a partnership to consolidate the engineering expertise of the two institutes to provide technical consulting services for solar PV projects in Morocco.

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The Africa Renewable Energy Forum, 2-4 November 2016 at The Four Seasons Hotel, Marrakesh

At COP 21 it was determined that approximately $19 billion of finance will be provided annually by developed countries for Africa’s renewable programme by 2020. In addition, Japan announced $10bn per year in public and private finance also to reach Africa by 2020.  New pledges to climate funds, including the Adaptation Fund, Least Developed Countries Fund, and the Green Climate Fund (GCF), added up to more than $1.5bn. In addition, all multilateral development banks have pledged to scale up climate finance in developing countries by 2020, to more than $30 billion per year.

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New GSMA Report Sees Rise in Mobile Broadband and Smartphone Adoption across Middle East and North Africa

Mobile Helping to Grow Innovative New Services, Connect the Unconnected and Create Employment Across Diverse Region

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Morocco’s Maiden Online Education Platform to Exhibit at GITEX 2016

Education is a very important aspect of our current generation and no one can do away with that. In less developed counties and middle income countries, number of school enrollment keeps increasing with more schools doing their best to upgrade to modern technological innovations that facilitates easier learning processes.

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Eagle Hills dévoile la première édition du « Quai des créateurs » au sein de La Marina Morocco

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La Marina Morocco accueille un nouvel espace d’échanges, d’expression et d’expositions, au cœur de l’un de ses plus beaux quais, rebaptisé pour l’occasion Quai des Créateurs       du 08 octobre au 31 décembre 2016.

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Ahead of UN COP22: 600 Mosques to Go Green in Morocco

Morocco government is expecting to have about six hundred mosques undergo change to become ‘green’ by the year 2019 through solar energy installations and other green renovations. The idea which was generated by the Moroccan government as part of a national intended awareness creation programme targeted at quickening the country’s steps towards clean energy. The said six hundred mosques will see renovations and the introduction of LED lighting, solar thermal water heaters and photovoltaic systems installed. More interesting, about hundred mosques (located in the cities like Marrakech and Casablanca) are expected to go green by the end of 2016 while the project further towards less populated areas.

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AITEX – AFRICA IT EXPO

Salon des Technologies de l’Information  « AITEX – AFRICA IT EXPO »21 – 24 septembre 2016 à Casablanca.

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UNCTAD Warns on Debt, Says Africa Should Find New Ways to Finance Development

African governments should add new revenue sources to finance their development, such as remittances, public-private partnerships, and a clampdown on illicit financial flows, an UNCTAD report said on Thursday, warning that debt looks unsustainable in some countries.

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AFER Forum 2016 African Forum of Renewable Energies

The City of Marrakech will host, on July 15th & 16th, the first edition of the African Forum for Renewable Energies “AFER Forum 2016”.

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La Fondation MasterCard et la Fondation de l’Education pour l’Emploi (EFE-Maroc) célèbrent la réussite du projet Al Morad au Maroc. Près de 15.000 jeunes bénéficiaires dont 54% femmes en 5 ans

La Fondation de l’Education pour l’Emploi (EFE- Maroc) et la Fondation MasterCard ont célébré, ce jeudi, la clôture du projet Al Morad lancée en 2011 et dont l’objectif était d’accroître l’employabilité des jeunes et de renforcer les liens entre les secteurs public et privé au Maroc. Avec près de 15.000 jeunes bénéficiaires dont 8000 femmes (54%), originaires de plusieurs régions du Royaume, le projet Al Morad a été une réussite unanimement saluée par ses initiateurs, mais aussi l’ensemble des partenaires.

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Parution d’un livre sur Barack Obama « Il était une fois Barack Obama : les bases d’une nouvelle Amérique »

L’œuvre est signée par le journaliste et essayiste sénégalais, Cheikh Mbacké Sène qui en est à son deuxième ouvrage. Sène résume, pour l’histoire et à travers cet essai de 150 pages paru aux Editions du Net en France, le passage de Barack Obama à la tête de la plus grande puissance du monde.

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CEGID DIGITAL DAY 2016 – Plus de 400 experts, acteurs et personnalités économiques, étaient au rendez-vous et annonce de l’ouverture d’une filiale marocaine

Le top management de Cegid  s’est réjoui du succès du forum Cegid Digital Day, organisé mercredi 11 mai 2016 et auquel ont pris part plus de 400 experts, acteurs et personnalités économiques venus du Maroc, de la France, de la Tunisie, de l’Algérie, du Sénégal et de la Côte d’ivoire.  L’occasion a été pour Messieurs Jean Michel Aulas, Pdg du groupe et Patrick Bertrand, directeur général de Cegid d’annoncer la transformation du bureau marocain de Cegid en filiale africaine.

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