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Add to Calendar 03/04/2018 09:00 04/04/2018 18:00 Africa/Casablanca Morocco on the road to emergence ? Water Museum, Marrakech  /By invitation/ As part of the organization of annual conferences by the Advanced Leadership Initiative (ALI) Cohort of Harvard University, a visit is planned in Morocco by the 2015 ALI Cohort which is led by Ms. Nezha Chekrouni, former Ambassador to Morocco in Canada and former Delegate-Minister for the Moroccans Living Abroad, in partnership with OCP P... Water Museum, Marrakech OCP Policy Center contact@ocppc.ma false DD/MM/YYYY
Tuesday, April 3, 2018 - 09:00 to Wednesday, April 4, 2018 - 18:00

Morocco on the road to emergence ?

Water Museum, Marrakech 

By invitation

As part of the organization of annual conferences by the Advanced Leadership Initiative (ALI) Cohort of Harvard University, a visit is planned in Morocco by the 2015 ALI Cohort which is led by Ms. Nezha Chekrouni, former Ambassador to Morocco in Canada and former Delegate-Minister for the Moroccans Living Abroad, in partnership with OCP Policy Center and University Cadi Ayyad from April 1st to April 7th 2018.

Morocco, as an African country located at the crossroads of the three continents, and bordered by the Atlantic Ocean and the Mediterranean Sea, was chosen by the 2015 ALI Cohort for its strategic location, particularly in a region that is undermined by conflicts, as well as for the several challenges that it has been facing especially since the so-called “Arab Spring”.
 
In fact, combining Islam and modernity, consolidating democracy and securing the country against the terrorist threat, giving women the place they deserve in society and achieving parity, playing a role in Africa’s sustainable development especially after Morocco's return to the African Union, protecting the environment and creating wealth and jobs for the youth, are concrete examples of challenges faced by Morocco and major talking points. 
 
In the light of these elements, a main conference under the theme “Morocco, on the path to emergence?” will be held on April 3rd and April 4th to discuss how to overcome these challenges while making allowance for economic, environmental and social aspects.

Agenda 

 

Tuesday, April 3rd, 2018

09:00 – 09:30

Registration

09:30 – 09:55

OPENING CEREMONY         

•Welcoming remarks: ALI Cohort of Harvard University 
Pr. Nouzha Chekrouni

•Opening remarks by President of Cadi Ayyad University
Pr. Abdellatif Miraoui

•Opening remarks by Managing Director of OCP Policy Center
Mr. Karim El Aynaoui

09:55 – 10:15

INTRODUCTORY CONFERENCE
Mr. Ahmed Toufiq, Minister of Religious Endowments and Islamic Affairs

“Glimpse on Moroccan Civilization: Marrakech as a window”

10:15 – 10:30

Coffee Break

10:30 – 11:15

GUIDED TOUR OF THE WATER MUSEUM

11:20 – 12:25

PANEL I : MODERATE ISLAM AND THE EXTREMIST THREAT IN MOROCCO

INTRODUCTION, Moderator: Pr. Khalid Saqi, Director of Mohammed VI Institute of Koranic Readings and Studies

Mr. Ahmed Kostas, Director of Islamic Affairs at the Ministry of Religious Endowments and Islamic Affairs, 
“The Refutation of Terrorists’ Allegations”

Dr. Asmae Lamrabet, Author of many articles and books tackling Islam and women’s -issues
“Women and Islam

Dr. Zaynab El Bernoussi, Assistant Professor of International Studies at Al Akhawayn University  in Ifrane
“Gender in Islam” 

Mr. Youssef Tibesse, 
“Islam and Human Rights: Pseudo conflicts and reconciliations”

12:25 – 12:55

Debate

14:30 – 15:50

PANEL II: MOROCCO & THE CHALLENGES OF AFRICA'S DEVELOPMENT: STRENGHTENING THE SOUTH-SOUTH COOPERATION
 
INTRODUCTION, Moderator: Dr K. Choulli, Cadi Ayyad University
 
KEYNOTE SPEAKER: Mr. Youssef Amrani, , in charge of Mission to the Royal Cabinet
“Morocco / African Union, Reinventing the partnership”
 
Mrs. Bouchra Rahmouni Benhida, Research Fellow, OCP Policy Center
“Strenghtening the south-south cooperations: What measures and what prospects?”
 
Mr. Abdou Souley Diop, President of the Africa and South-South Commission
“Morocco / Africa, role of companies in the creation of a continental market”

Laila Benslimane, master student at Cadi Ayyad University
“The expectations of the African youth of south-south cooperation”

Wednesday April 4th, 2018

09:30 – 10:25

PANEL III : WOMEN STATUS: CHANGES SINCE THE NEW CONSTITUTION
 
INTRODUCTION, Moderator: Pr. Mohamed Bougroum; Cadi Ayyad University

Mrs. Zineb Touimi Benjelloun, UN, Former United Nations Resident Coordinator/UNDP 
“Gender equality and women’s empowerment”
 
Pr. Fatima Zohra Iflahen, Cadi Ayyad University
“Women in Morocco: What is the adequacy between texts and practices?”
 
Moulay Ahmed EL KARIMI, Director of the Marrakech-Safi Regional Academy of Education and Training
“Women's education, what prospects for education disparities between urban and rural worlds?”

10:25 – 10:50

Debate

10:50 – 11:10

Coffee Break

11:15 – 12:10

PANEL VI : ENVIRONMENT, MORROCO'S INITIATIVES FOR A GREEN AFRICA
 
INTRODUCTION
 
Mr. Said Mouline, President of the AMEE
“Morocco's leadership in solar energy”
 
Representative of City Council of Marrakech
“Marrakech: pilot city in urban mobility”

12:10 – 12:40

Debate

12:40 – 13:10

CLOSING CEREMONY

ALI LAUREN STATE
Prof. Abdellatif Miraoui, President of Cadi Ayyad University

 

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