Think • Stimulate • Bridge

Add to Calendar 16/11/2017 09:00 16/11/2017 17:00 Africa/Casablanca Séminaire – Journée d’étude : « La cohésion sociale au Maroc : pour une économie sociale et solidaire adaptée et efficiente » OCP Policy Center est invité à prendre part à un séminaire d’étude le jeudi 16 novembre 2017 sur la cohésion sociale au Maroc organisé par le Centre de Formation et d’Animation du tissu associatif Cite El Hanq, Casablanca en partenariat avec l’Université pour tous de Casablanca et DVV International. OCP Policy Center est invité à prendre part à un séminaire d’étude le jeudi 16 no... Not specified OCP Policy Center contact@ocppc.ma false DD/MM/YYYY

Séminaire – Journée d’étude : « La cohésion sociale au Maroc : pour une économie sociale et solidaire adaptée et efficiente »

OCP Policy Center est invité à prendre part à un séminaire d’étude le jeudi 16 novembre 2017 sur la cohésion sociale au Maroc organisé par le Centre de Formation et d’Animation du tissu associatif Cite El Hanq, Casablanca en partenariat avec l’Université pour tous de Casablanca et DVV International. OCP Policy Center est invité à prendre part à un séminaire d’étude le jeudi 16 novembre 2017 sur la cohésion sociale au Maroc organisé par le Centre de Formation et d’Animation du tissu associatif Cite El Hanq, Casablanca en partenariat avec l’Université pour tous de Casablanca et DVV International. 

Le professeur Abdallah Saaf, Senior Fellow, OCP Policy Center et Ihssane Guennoun, Jr. Program Officer prendront part à cette rencontre durant laquelle ils présenteront le livre ‘Cohésion Sociale, Institutions et Politiques Publiques’. 

La conférence et le workshop aborderont plusieurs concepts liés à la cohésion sociale, et donneront un aperçu des connaissances accumulées en la matière. Les objectifs prescrits pour cette rencontre sont : 

- Décrire le cadre de la recherche faite au Maroc ; 
- Exposer les axes de travail en cours ;
- Procéder à une ébauce de conclusions et proposer des pistes de réflexion pour un proche avenir à des fins de mise en œuvre d’un « livre blanc » sous forme d’actes.

A propos de l’Université pour Tous de Casablanca

Créée en 2014 dans un esprit d’échange et d’ouverture, l’Université Pour Tous de Casablanca est une initiative d’éducation et d’actions morales et sociales qui s’adressent à tous et qui s’inscrit dans une démarche de développement durable pour favoriser l’émergence d’énergies citoyennes autour de valeurs communes de citoyenneté, d’égalité, de tolérance et de partage des savoirs. Elle mène des actions de formation, d’apprentissages, de sensibilisation et de médiation avec pour objectifs d’accompagner les changements individuels, collectifs et de société ; de permettre l’apprentissage et l’accès aux savoirs tout au long de la vie dans un esprit d’inter-culturalité, d’inter-génération et d’échange.

A propos de DVV International

DVV International est l’Institut de Coopération Internationale de la Confédération Allemande pour l’Education des Adultes. Il entretient depuis 2008 des relations de coopération internationale au Maroc et participe à l’initiation des premières universités populaires au Maroc depuis 2011.
DVV International soutient aujourd’hui cinq universités pour tous, deux à Rabat, une à Casablanca, Fès et Ksar El Kebir, auxquelles il apporte également des conseils et pour lesquelles il favorise les échanges avec des universités populaires allemandes. 
 

Keep me informed
Add to Calendar 23/11/2017 17:30 23/11/2017 19:30 Africa/Casablanca Rethinking Mediterranean Security: New Strategies, Partnerships and the role of NATO OCP Policy Center is pleased to welcome Ian Lesser, Executive Director of the Transatlantic Center in Brussels and Senior Director, Foreign and Security Policy at The German Marshall Fund of the United States (GMFUS) and Charlotte Brandsma, Program Officer, Mediterranean Policy, GMFUS who will give a talk about Rethinking Mediterranean Security: New Strategies, New Partnerships on... Not specified OCP Policy Center contact@ocppc.ma false DD/MM/YYYY

Rethinking Mediterranean Security: New Strategies, Partnerships and the role of NATO

OCP Policy Center is pleased to welcome Ian Lesser, Executive Director of the Transatlantic Center in Brussels and Senior Director, Foreign and Security Policy at The German Marshall Fund of the United States (GMFUS) and Charlotte Brandsma, Program Officer, Mediterranean Policy, GMFUS who will give a talk about Rethinking Mediterranean Security: New Strategies, New Partnerships on Thursday 23rd November 2017 at 5:30pm.

Regional crises in the Mediterranean cause ever more pressing security challenges that spill over beyond the region to Europe and the United States. The track record of traditional cooperative security actors like the African Union, NATO, and the European Union in addressing these challenges is mixed, while ad hoc regional and international security partnerships are on the rise and are gaining legitimacy. In light of these new challenges, as well as developments in Turkey and the presence and interests of other actors such as Russia and China, security partners like NATO are rethinking their strategies. What are the latest developments concerning key security challenges in the Mediterranean and what are the most urgent steps of collective response required to tackle them? What changes in international security cooperation are needed, and which are likely? Who should take the lead, and who will?

About the German Marshall Fund of the United States

The German Marshall Fund of the United States strengthens transatlantic cooperation on regional, national, and global challenges and opportunities in the spirit of the Marshall Plan. GMF does this by supporting individuals and institutions working in the transatlantic sphere, by convening leaders and members of the policy and business communities, by contributing research and analysis on transatlantic topics, and by providing exchange opportunities to foster renewed commitment to the transatlantic relationship.

In addition, GMF supports a number of initiatives to strengthen democracies. Founded in 1972 as a non-partisan, non-profit organization through a gift from Germany as a permanent memorial to Marshall Plan assistance, GMF maintains a strong presence on both sides of the Atlantic. In addition to its headquarters in Washington, DC, GMF has offices in Berlin, Paris, Brussels, Belgrade, Ankara, Bucharest, Warsaw, and Tunis. GMF also has smaller representations in Bratislava, Turin, and Stockholm. More information can be found on GMF’s website.
 

Keep me informed
About the Speakers :
  • Ian Lesser

    Executive Director of the Transatlantic Center in Brussels and Senior Director, Foreign and Security Policy, GMFUS

    Ian Lesser is Senior Director for Foreign and Security Policy at the German Marshall Fund of the United States, managing activity in these areas across GMF. He also serves as Executive Director of the Transatlantic Center, GMF’s Brussels Office, and leads GMF work on the Mediterranean, Turkey, and the Southern Atlantic.

    Prior to joining GMF, Dr. Lesser was Vice President and Director of Studies at the Pacific Council on International Policy. He came to the Pacific Council from RAND, where he spent over a decade as a senior analyst and research manager specializing in strategic studies. From 1994-1995, he was a member of the Secretary’s Policy Planning Staff at the U.S. Department of State, responsible for Turkey, Southern Europe, North Africa, and the multilateral track of the Middle East peace process.

    A frequent commentator for international media, he has written extensively on international policy issues. His books and reports include Morocco’s New Geopolitics: A Wider Atlantic Perspective (2012); Beyond Suspicion: Rethinking US-Turkish Relations (2007); Security and Strategy in the Eastern Mediterranean (2006); Turkish Foreign Policy in an Age of Uncertainty (2003); Greece’s New Geopolitics (2001); and Countering the New Terrorism (1999).

    He is also a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, the International Institute for Strategic Studies, and the Pacific Council on International Policy. He serves on the advisory boards of the NATO Defense College Foundation, the International Spectator, Turkish Policy Quarterly and Insight Turkey, has been a senior fellow of the Onassis Foundation and the Luso-American Foundation, and a public policy scholar at the Woodrow Wilson Center in Washington.

    Dr. Lesser was educated at the University of Pennsylvania, the London School of Economics, and the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, and received his PhD from Oxford University.

  • Charlotte Brandsma

    Program Officer, Mediterranean Policy, GMFUS

    Charlotte Brandsma joined GMF in 2011. Based in Brussels, she manages GMF’s work on the Mediterranean region, North Africa and the Middle East. Her main focus is on EU and U.S. relations with the Mediterranean, NATO, the future of EU-Turkey relations, and energy security and geopolitics in the Levant. Among other, Charlotte is in charge of organizing GMF’s Mediterranean Strategy Group and GMF’s work on Eastern Mediterranean energy. In addition, Charlotte is a member of the OSCE New-Med research network and a 2017 Turkey-Europe Future Forum Fellow at the Mercator Stiftung in Berlin. Prior to joining GMF, Charlotte worked for the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Brussels on the European Neighbourhood Policy, human rights, and migration policy. She holds a bachelor's and master's in international relations from the University of Groningen in the Netherlands. Charlotte speaks Dutch, English, French, German, and basic Arabic and Spanish.
     

Add to Calendar 16/11/2017 09:00 18/11/2017 00:15 Africa/Casablanca 9th Annual Millenium Campus Conference EGE, OCP Policy Center, Centre d’Accueil et de Conference The Millennium Campus Conference  which has previously been hosted at the United Nations, Harvard, and MIT takes place, for the first time, out side of the United States for its 9th edition. Organized conjointly by the Moroccan Millennium Leaders and the Millennium Campus Network this three days conference envision a futur... EGE, OCP Policy Center, Centre d’Accueil et de Conference OCP Policy Center contact@ocppc.ma false DD/MM/YYYY

9th Annual Millenium Campus Conference

EGE, OCP Policy Center, Centre d’Accueil et de Conference

The Millennium Campus Conference  which has previously been hosted at the United Nations, Harvard, and MIT takes place, for the first time, out side of the United States for its 9th edition. Organized conjointly by the Moroccan Millennium Leaders and the Millennium Campus Network this three days conference envision a future of sustainability and peace, one where every individual has the opportunity to realize their human potential. During this event, young leaders will learn about sustainable development and interfaith dialogue among other subjects and will have the opportunity to share their opinions and meet other participants and world class practitioners and advocates coming from 30 different countries.

More about the MCC on : https://www.mcc17.org/

Keep me informed
Add to Calendar 28/11/2017 08:00 28/11/2017 12:00 Africa/Casablanca L’Avenir des relations Europe-Afrique Abidjan, Côte-d’Ivoire. A la veille du Sommet Union Africaine – Union Européenne qui se tiendra à Abidjan les 29 et 30 Novembre 2017, OCP Policy Center en partenariat avec la Cellule d’Analyse des Politiques Economiques (CAPEC) [1] du Centre Ivoirien de Recherches Economiques et Sociales (CIRES) [2], l’un des principaux think tanks ivoiriens, organisent une conférence qui visera ... Abidjan, Côte-d’Ivoire OCP Policy Center contact@ocppc.ma false DD/MM/YYYY

L’Avenir des relations Europe-Afrique

Abidjan, Côte-d’Ivoire.

A la veille du Sommet Union Africaine – Union Européenne qui se tiendra à Abidjan les 29 et 30 Novembre 2017, OCP Policy Center en partenariat avec la Cellule d’Analyse des Politiques Economiques (CAPEC) du Centre Ivoirien de Recherches Economiques et Sociales (CIRES), l’un des principaux think tanks ivoiriens, organisent une conférence qui visera à éclairer le débat sur l’Avenir des relations entre les deux continents. 

A travers deux présentations, l’occasion sera pour les deux think tanks d’exposer les résultats de leurs réflexions quant au futur des liens politiques et économiques liant les économies des deux continents. Plus précisément, il s’agira également l’examiner les relations liant l’Union Européenne et les pays de la CEDEAO. 

Ainsi, à travers ces quatre heures d’échanges entre voies expertes, cadres des secteurs privé et public et également la société civile, OCP Policy Center et le CAPEC entendent soulever les questions les plus pertinentes en les inscrivant dans le cadre des intérêts stratégiques quant au futur des relations économiques entre les deux continents tout en apportant un éclairage spécifique sur le rôle de la Côte d’Ivoire et du Maroc dans ces relations. 

Cette Conférence sera l’occasion pour l’OCP Policy Center et la CAPEC de :

- Présenter à l’audience les conclusions les plus saillantes du séminaire que l’OCP Policy Center a organisé les 14 et 15 Septembre 2017 à Rabat sur le thème : l’Avenir des relations Europe-Afrique : quels enjeux stratégiques et quelles perspectives pour le Maroc ? 

- Présenter les points de vue et analyses de la CAPEC sur les relations et le partenariat stratégique entre les deux continents

- Entreprendre une action commune en vue de partager les analyses des deux organisateurs de la Conférence sur les enjeux du Sommet et de les présenter aux parties prenantes et aux médias

- Initier une première manifestation organisée conjointement par les deux institutions marocaine et ivoirienne en vue d’une future collaboration sur les thèmes d’intérêt commun qui agitent notre continent.

Agenda

 

08:00 – 09:00

Accueil des participants

09:00 – 09:15

CEREMONIE D'OUVERTURE

Mot de Bienvenue de Prof. Alban AHOURE, Directeur de la CAPEC

Mot d’ouverture de Prof. Larabi JAIDI, Senior Fellow à OCP Policy Center

Mot d'Ouverture du Prof. Assane THIAM, Directeur de cabinet du Ministère de l’Enseignement Supérieur et de la Recherche Scientifique de la Côte d’Ivoire ou son représentant

09:15 – 10:05

Présentations et Commentaires

Modérateur : Prof. Assémien Alexandre, Maître de Conf. Agrégé en Economie, Enseignant-Chercheur à l'INP-HB

- Les relations Europe – Afrique : quelles perspectives pour l’avenir ?
Par Prof. Larabi JAIDI, Senior Fellow, OCP Policy Center

- Etat des Lieux et Défis des Relations entre l'UE et les pays de la CEDEAO
Par Dr Doukouré FE, Chercheur à la CAPEC

Commentaires par M. Moubarack LO, Président de l'Institut Emergence et Senior Fellow à OCP Policy Center

10:05 – 11:30

Discussion

11:30 – 12:00

CEREMONIE DE CLOTURE 

Mot de Remerciements de Prof. Alban AHOURE, Directeur de la CAPEC 

Discours de clôture de Prof. Assane THIAM, Directeur de cabinet du Ministère de l’Enseignement Supérieur et de la Recherche Scientifique de la Côte d’Ivoire ou son représentant

 

About CAPEC

La Cellule d’Analyse de Politiques Économiques du CIRES (CAPEC) a été créée en 1992 sous les auspices du Centre Ivoirien de Recherches Économique et Sociale (CIRES). Elle est financée par la Fondation pour le Renforcement des Capacités en Afriques, par l’Etat de Côte d’Ivoire et sur fonds propres.

La CAPEC a pour objectif de produire pour le compte de l’administration ivoirienne des travaux scientifiques destinés à éclairer la politique économique du gouvernement. Elle se veut également un cadre national de réflexion, de recherche, d’information et de conseil au service des institutions internationales, des opérateurs économiques et autres organisations professionnelles. Plus spécifiquement, elle a pour objectifs de : (i) Faire des études et recherches destinées à éclairer les décideurs et les groupes socio-économiques ivoiriens, en vue de renforcer les capacités nationales d’analyse de politique et du développement économique ; (ii) Offrir aux agents économiques un cadre national de réflexion et d’animation scientifique favorisant le dialogue sur les grandes questions économiques d’intérêt pour la Côte d’Ivoire et pour la sous-région ; (iii) Assurer la formation continue des cadres de l’Administration dans le domaine de l’analyse des politiques macroéconomiques et sectorielles.

La CAPEC mène quatre types d'activités à savoir les études et recherches, les publications, la dissémination des résultats des études et recherches, et la formation continue des cadres de l'administration publique. Les publications sont destinées à porter à la connaissance d’un public aussi large que possible, les conclusions et recommandations des recherches et du travail de réflexion menés. Pour la diffusion des résultats de ses recherches, la CAPEC dispose de trois supports de publication : le Document de Travail (DT), appelé Politique Économique et Développement (PED),  le Bulletin de Politique Economique et de Développement (BUPED) et Lettre de Politique Economique (LPE). 

La CAPEC contribue au renforcement des capacités d’analyse macroéconomique des cadres de l’administration publique ivoirienne par le biais de séminaires de formation. 
 

 

Keep me informed
About the Speakers :
  • Larabi Jaïdi

    Larabi Jaïdi is a former Professor at the Mohamed V University in Rabat- Agdal. His area of expertise includes Economic Policy, International Economic Relations ( Europe  and the Arab World) and Economy of the Regions. He is a founding member of the Centre Marocain de Conjoncture and of the Groupement d’Etudes et de Recherches sur la Méditerrannée. He is a member of the Research Group within  the Euro-Mediterranian Universities Networks. He has also acted as Adviser to the Prime Minister and to the Minister of Economy and Finance. He acts as independent expert  to the Moroccan Competition Council and the Moroccan Authority for the fight against Corruption. He is a member of the Adderrahim Bouabid Foundation Board (Body of Research- Action on matters relating to State Reform). Mr. Jaïdi also acts as consultant to Moroccan and foreign entities. He is the author of various publications relating to economic and social development and to international economic relations. 

  • Moubarack Lo

    Moubarak Lo is President of the Emergence Institute, specializing in economic and statistical studies and strategic planning. He is currently Special Adviser to the Prime Minister, Chief Economist of the Prime Minister and Coordinator of the Economic and Social Analysis Unit. Previously, he was deputy director in the Cabinet of Macky Sall, president of the Republic of Senegal. He also served as an economic advisor to Prime Ministers Habib Thiam, Moustapha Niasse, and Mamadou Lamine Loum, as well as the Office of the Minister of Economy and Finance. He is an expert for the UN, the African Development Bank, the World Bank, the African Union, and Economic Community of West African States. Mr. Lo has served as associate lecturer in economic policy at the National School of Administration of Senegal and the University Gaston Berger of St. Louis. He also designed the index of development Economic Emergence Composites.

  • Prof. Alban Ahoure

    Prof AHOURE Alban Alphonse Emmanuel est Maître de Conférences Agrégé des Sciences Economiques (CAMES 2013) et titulaire d’un doctorat en Sciences Economiques de l’Université de Kobé au JAPON. Il est Enseignant-Chercheur au sein de L’Unité de Formation et de Recherche en Sciences Economiques et de Gestion (UFR-SEG) située au sein de l’université Félix Houphouët-Boigny.

    Prof AHOURE est actuellement le Directeur intérimaire de la Cellule d’Analyse de Politiques Economiques du CIRES (CAPEC) et Chef de projet au Centre de Recherches pour le Développement International CRDI. Ses domaines d’expertise sont : la Microéconomie, l’Economie des Organisations, l’Economie  du  Travail  et  des Ressources Humaines, l’Economie des Institutions, l’Evaluation des Projets et Programmes de Développement.  Il a obtenu Prix du Graduate School of Economics de l’Université de Kobé, récompensant la meilleure thèse sur les problèmes économiques contemporains du Japon.

  • Dr. Doukouré FE

    Docteur FE Doukouré Charles est Ingénieur Statisticien Économiste, il a obtenu le  Doctorat en Économie à l’Université Paris 1 Panthéon Sorbonne (France). Actuellement, il est enseignant à l’École Nationale Supérieure de Statistique et d’Économie Appliquée (ENSEA) d’Abidjan (Côte d'Ivoire) et chercheur à la Cellule d’Analyse de Politiques Economiques du Cires (CAPEC).  Ses domaines d’intérêt sont : Modélisation Macroéconomique, Analyse et évaluation de Politiques Publiques, Econométrie, Analyse des séries temporerelles, Modélisation en équation libre calculable, commerce international, Macroéconomie du Développement et Techniques de sondage. 

Add to Calendar 13/11/2017 10:00 13/11/2017 12:00 Africa/Casablanca Présentation du Rapport sur le Développement dans le monde -2017- « La gouvernance et le droit » à /Faculté de droit Rabat Agdal, Boulevard des Nations-Unies, Salle des Actes/ La Banque mondiale, en partenariat avec l’OCP Policy Center et l’Université Mohammed V de Rabat, présentera le Rapport sur le Développement dans le monde 2017 « La gouvernance et le droit », lundi 13 novembre 2017, de 10h à 12h, dans les locaux de la Faculté de droit de l’Université Mohamned V.   Faculté de droit Rabat Agdal, Boulevard des Nations-Unies, Salle des Actes OCP Policy Center contact@ocppc.ma false DD/MM/YYYY

Présentation du Rapport sur le Développement dans le monde -2017- « La gouvernance et le droit »

à Faculté de droit Rabat Agdal, Boulevard des Nations-Unies, Salle des Actes

La Banque mondiale, en partenariat avec l’OCP Policy Center et l’Université Mohammed V de Rabat, présentera le Rapport sur le Développement dans le monde 2017 « La gouvernance et le droit », lundi 13 novembre 2017, de 10h à 12h, dans les locaux de la Faculté de droit de l’Université Mohamned V.  

La conférence permettra à Mme Deborah Wetzel, Directrice Principale de la Pratique mondiale Gouvernance de la Banque mondiale d’exposer les principaux messages du rapport.

Trop souvent, les pouvoirs publics ne parviennent pas à adopter des politiques qui favorisent la croissance ou permettent de réduire la pauvreté. Et plus souvent encore, lorsqu’elles sont adoptées, ces politiques ne produisent pas les résultats escomptés. Dans le processus d’élaboration et de mise en œuvre des politiques, l’identité des acteurs admis à la table des négociations et de ceux qui en sont exclus peut déterminer si les solutions retenues seront couronnées de succès. 

Ce processus, que l’on désigne par gouvernance dans le Rapport sur le développement dans le monde 2017, sous-tend chaque aspect du développement d’un pays et du fonctionnement de ses institutions. Des inégalités dans la capacité des acteurs à influer sur les choix des politiques publiques et faire en sorte que les décideurs soient plus attentifs à leurs besoins peuvent déclencher un cercle vicieux dans lequel les politiques efficaces ne sont pas adoptées ou ne sont pas appliquées avec succès. 

Bien qu’une telle situation paraisse souvent immuable, l’histoire foisonne de cas où les sociétés se sont dotées de meilleures règles, institutions et procédures, qui leur ont permis de se rapprocher de leurs objectifs de développement. Il apparaît donc capital de mettre la gouvernance au centre du débat sur le développement pour poser les bases d’une croissance économique soutenue et promouvoir l’avènement de sociétés plus équitables et plus pacifiques.
 

Agenda 

 

09:45 – 10:00

Accueil des participants

10:00 – 10:20

Présentation inaugurale

Par: 
- Said AMZAZI 
- Habib EDDAQQAQ

10:20 – 10:40

Introduction sur le Rapport sur le développement dans le monde et le contexte spécifique de la région MENA 

Par : Deborah WETZEL 

10:40 – 11:00

Présentation des principaux messages du rapport

Par : Edouard AL-DAHDAH

11:00 – 11:45

Questions-réponses

 

Keep me informed
About the Speakers :
  • Deborah Wetzel

    Deborah Wetzel, ressortissante américaine avec plus de 25 ans d'expérience dans le domaine du développement dans le monde, est la directrice principale de la Banque mondiale pour la gouvernance depuis le 4 avril 2016.

    Mme Wetzel était auparavant directrice de la stratégie et des opérations pour la région du Moyen-Orient et de l'Afrique du Nord et a été directrice de pays pour le Brésil de mars 2012 à juillet 2015. Mme Wetzel était chef de cabinet du Groupe de la Banque mondiale Présidente de la Banque de 2010 à 2012. Elle a également été Directrice de la gouvernance et du secteur public, dirigeant les travaux de la Banque sur la fiscalité, les dépenses publiques, la décentralisation, la réforme et le renforcement du secteur public, la gouvernance et la lutte contre la corruption.

    De 2006 à 2009, elle a dirigé les programmes de l'économie et du secteur public de la Banque mondiale au Brésil, basés à Brasilia. Au cours de cette période, elle a élaboré de nombreux programmes avec les gouvernements fédéraux et des États pour aider à améliorer l'efficacité des dépenses publiques et à obtenir de meilleurs résultats.

    Mme Wetzel a commencé sa carrière à la Banque mondiale en 1986 en tant que consultante, rejoignant le programme des jeunes professionnels en 1993. Elle a également travaillé au Centre pour l'étude des économies africaines à Oxford en Angleterre au début des années 1990. Au cours de sa carrière, elle a travaillé en Europe centrale et orientale, au Ghana, en Hongrie, en Ukraine, au Vietnam, en Russie, dans les anciennes républiques soviétiques, en Afrique de l'Ouest et en Zambie.

    Mme Wetzel est titulaire d'un doctorat en économie de l'Université d'Oxford et d'une maîtrise en études internationales de l'Université Johns Hopkins de l'École des hautes études internationales. Son BA est de Smith College. Elle est l'auteure de publications sur la décentralisation fiscale, les finances publiques, la gouvernance et les affaires infranationales.

  • Edouard Al-Dahdah

    Edouard Al-Dahdah est un spécialiste senior du secteur public qui travaille à la Banque mondiale depuis 2001, d'abord à l'Unité Moyen-Orient et Afrique du Nord (MENA) puis à l'Institut de la Banque mondiale où il a travaillé sur la gouvernance et les diagnostics anticorruption et a dirigé l'équipe de l'économie politique. De 2012 à 2015, il a été spécialiste de la gouvernance senior en Egypte, au Yémen et en Arabie Saoudite. Il est l'auteur principal de « Rules on Paper, Rules in Practice: Enforcing Laws in the Middle East and North Africa” (2016) et «Better Governance in the Middle East and North Africa” (2003), entre autres publications. Il a fait ses études supérieures à l'Université de Chicago et à l'Université de Georgetown, et son travail de premier cycle à l'Université américaine de Beyrouth.

Add to Calendar 08/11/2017 08:30 08/11/2017 18:00 Africa/Casablanca Colloque - Les politiques économiques et le financement dans les Pays en Développement(PED)   /Rabat Design Center, Avenue Mohamed Jazouli Madinat Al Irfane - Rabat/ OCP Policy Center et le Laboratoire d’Economie Appliquée de l’Université Mohammed V Rabat organisent, le mercredi 8 novembre 2017, un colloque autour du thème «Les politiques économiques et le financement dans les pays en développement». Rabat Design Center, Avenue Mohamed Jazouli Madinat Al Irfane - Rabat OCP Policy Center contact@ocppc.ma false DD/MM/YYYY

Colloque - Les politiques économiques et le financement dans les Pays en Développement(PED)

 

Rabat Design Center, Avenue Mohamed Jazouli Madinat Al Irfane - Rabat

OCP Policy Center et le Laboratoire d’Economie Appliquée de l’Université Mohammed V Rabat organisent, le mercredi 8 novembre 2017, un colloque autour du thème «Les politiques économiques et le financement dans les pays en développement».

Ce colloque a pour objectif de placer cette problématique assez débattue à l’échelle internationale dans un contexte qui tient compte des contraintes des pays en développement et leurs exigences énormes en matière de financement. Le défi pour ces économies présuppose un immense effort de mobilisation des financements interne et externe alors même que s’opère à l’échelle mondiale des changements au niveau des modalités de financement du développement : la montée des financements internes au détriment de l’aide publique au développement (l’APD) et des financements extérieurs. L’exigence en termes d’augmentation de leur taux de croissance afin de réduire le chômage et la pauvreté de façon significative s’inscrit dans le contexte d’un large programme de renforcement des investissements qui est fonctionnellement lié à une plus grande mobilisation de l’épargne. Les marchés financiers domestiques qui ne parviennent pas à subvenir aux besoins grandissant des économies en développement, mène ces pays à s’orienter davantage vers les marchés internationaux. Cependant, ces ressources financières externes sont parfois porteuses de risques pour les pays hôtes, si ces derniers ne mettent pas en place les politiques macroéconomiques idéales pour soutenir et accompagner la libéralisation financière dans sa dimension globale.    

Ainsi, ce colloque est l’occasion d’apporter des éléments de réponses aux questionnements gravitant autour de cette problématique. Il s’agit d’examiner, entre autres, les liens éventuels entre la libéralisation financière et l’épargne, les sens de causalités entre les politiques macroéconomiques et les contraintes de financements ainsi que le rôle joué par l’intégration financière dans l’entretien de la discipline des politiques économiques de manière générale. Ce sont ces axes de recherches qui constitueront les angles d’analyse de recherche du colloque.

Related Call For Papers : Les politiques économiques et le financement dans les pays en développement / Economic policies and financing in developing countries 

 

Agenda 

 

08:30 – 09:00

Réception

09:00 – 09:15

OUVERTURE

- Karim EL AYNAOUI, Directeur Général – OCP Policy Center
- Lahcen OULHAJ, Responsable du Laboratoire d’Economie Appliquée de la Faculté des Sciences Juridiques, Economiques et Sociales (FSJES) Rabat – Agdal. 

09:15 – 11:30

SESSION 1 : LIBERALISATION FINANCIERE, ACCES AU FINANCEMENT ET CROISSANCE

Président    
Idriss EL ABBASSI, Professeur de Sciences Economiques - FSJES - Université Mohammed V de Rabat. 

Papier 1 : Impact de la libéralisation financière sur la croissance économique: une analyse par cointégration en panel 

Auteurs

- Ihadiyan Abid, Professeur de Sciences Economiques FSJES Tanger  
- Khattab Ahmed, Doctorant à la FSJES Tanger. 
- Zouiri Hassane, Professeur de Sciences Economiques à FSJES Rabat Agdal
    
Papier 2 : Impact de la libéralisation financière sur l’efficience bancaire en Algérie

Auteurs    

- Kada AIBOUD, Maître assistant à Université de Mascara, Algérie 
- Lakhdar ADOUKA, Maître de conférences à Université de Mascara, Algérie
- Habib BEN BAYER, Professeur à Université d’Oran, Algérie
    
Papier 3 : Impact de la libéralisation financière sur la performance des entreprises marocaines

Auteur

ZOUIGUI Maroua, Professeur assistant de l’enseignement supérieur à l’EHTP

Papier 4 : Impact de la libéralisation financière sur les inégalités régionales d’accès au financement

Auteurs

- ZOUIGUI Maroua, Professeur assistant de l’enseignement supérieur à l’EHTP 
- NAZIH Mehdi, Risk Manager, à la BMCE

Papier 5 : Transferts de fonds des migrants vers l’Afrique : Exercent-ils un effet de levier sur l’investissement et sur la croissance économique

Auteurs    

- Nor-eddine OUMANSOUR, Enseignant en Sciences Economiques à FSJES Rabat Agdal.
- Mohamed AZEROUAL, Enseignant en Sciences Economiques, Université Hassan 1er –Settat.
- Sarra BAHIJ Doctorante en Sciences et Techniques pour l'ingénieur, EMI/ Université Mohammed-V Rabat 

Discutants

- M. Uri Dadush, Senior Fellow à OCP Policy Center et Visiting Scholar à Bruegel.
- M. Bousselhami Ahmed, Professeur de Sciences Economiques - FSJES - Université Abdelmalek Essaâdi – Tanger
- M. Lahcen Oulhaj, Responsable du Laboratoire d’Economie Appliquée de la FSJES Rabat – Agdal.  

11:50 – 14:00

SESSION 2 : POLITIQUE MONETAIRE, OUVERTURE DU COMPTE CAPITAL ET REGIME DE CHANGE

Président
M. Bousselhami Ahmed, Professeur de Sciences Economiques - FSJES - Université Abdelmalek Essaâdi – Tanger

Papier 1 : Pertinence économique du régime de taux de change actuel du Maroc : Le Maroc peut-il adopter un régime plus flexible ?

Auteur
M. Omar BAKOU, Economiste Chercheur.

Papier 2 : Les Marges de manoeuvre de la politique monétaire et régime de change Au Maroc: Une perspective Néo-Keynésienne du triangle d'incompatibilité.

Auteurs

- M. Ech-Charfi Nour-Eddine Doctorant Université Mohammed-V, Rabat 
- M. Loukili Hamza, Université Mohammed-VI Polytechnique, Benguerir.

Papier 3 : Mécanisme de transmission de la politique monétaire par le biais de l’accélérateur financier et son impact sur l’investissement privé et la croissance économique : Cas du Maroc.

Auteur
Mme ZENATI ASMAA, Doctorante, Université Mohammed V Rabat-Agdal 

Papier 4 : Transmission de la politique monétaire au marché de la dette privée : cas du Maroc.

Auteurs
Mme CHOUATI Mariem et M. BOURDANE Youssef, Doctorants à FSJES, Université Mohammed V Rabat-Agdal.
    
Papier 5 : Libéralisation du compte de capital et croissance économique.

Auteur
Mme Soultana OUAHHABI, Université Mohammed V - FSJES Rabat Agdal.

Discutants        

- M. Masmoudi Hicham, Economiste Chercheur.
- M. Idriss EL ABBASSI, Professeur de Sciences Economiques - FSJES - Université Mohammed V de Rabat.
- M. Ali EL GUELLAB,  Economiste.
- M. Abdelaaziz AIT ALI, Economiste, OCP Policy Center. 
- M. Badr Mandri, Research Assistant, OCP Policy Center.

15:15 – 17:20

SESSION 3 : POLTIQUES BUDGETAIRE ET FISCALE

Président
M. Abdelaaziz Ait Ali, Economiste,  OCP Policy Center.

Papier 1 : Impact des chocs de la politique budgétaire, politique monétaire et de la productivité totale des facteurs sur l’économie marocaine : Analyse comparative en NKM

Auteurs
M. ABDOU Ayoub & Mme. BELARBI Fatimazahra, Faculté des sciences juridiques, économiques et sociales Université Mohammed V de Rabat.

Papier 2 : Rationalité limitée et politique budgétaire dans un Behavioral new Keynesian model : cas du Maroc

Auteurs
Mmes BOURHRIBA Oumayma & BOUTAIB Sarah, Faculté des sciences juridiques, économiques et sociales Université Mohammed V de Rabat.

Papier 3 : Dominance Budgétaire dans les Pays en Développement : une Analyse en Panel VAR sur la Période 2000-2015

Auteur
M. Toufik Khyar, FSJES, Université Mohammed V de Rabat.

Papier 4 : Capacité fiscale dans les pays en développement : Une investigation empirique

Auteur
M. Hicham Doghmi, Economix, Université Paris-Nanterre.

Papier 5 : Local tax revenue mobilization in morocco : evidence from municipalities

Auteur
M. Samir ZINE EL ALAOUI, Doctorant Centre d’Etudes et de Recherches sur le Développement International, Université d’Auvergne, et Economiste Délégation Régionale de la Formation Professionnelle, Casablanca-Settat.

Discutants

- M. Said TOUNSI, Professeur de Sciences Economiques - FSJES - Université Mohammed V de Rabat
- M. Aziz Ragbi Professeur de Sciences Economiques FSJES - Université Mohammed V de Rabat.
- M. Amine Marrat, Responsable Politique et Stratégie de Risque - Economiste en chef Attijariwafa bank
- M. Samir LAHLIMI EL ALAMI, Economiste Chercheur, Direction Générale des Impôts, Ministère de l’économie et des finances.

17:30

CLOTURE

 

A propos du Laboratoire d’Economie Appliquée :

Rattaché au département des sciences économiques de la Faculté des sciences juridiques économiques et sociales Rabat-Agdal, le Laboratoire d’économie appliquée (LEA) a été créé en 2007 pour donner une orientation quantitative aux recherches touchant aux différents aspects du développement économique au Maroc (politiques économiques, politiques publiques, ouverture sur l’extérieur, développement des secteurs socioéconomiques, croissance économique,...). Les travaux de recherche sont déclinés selon cinq axes :

1. Les secteurs socioéconomiques et environnementaux du développement
2. La macroéconomie du développement
3. Les politiques économiques (politique monétaire, politique budgétaire, politique industrielle, politique agricole…)
4. Evaluation des politiques publiques
5. Economie et finance internationale

Le laboratoire a tissé des liens privilégiés avec certaines institutions nationales et internationales aussi bien institutionnelles qu’académiques (HCP, Banque centrale, ministères, université autonome de Madrid, Université de Nice,...). Le laboratoire dispose d’un vivier de doctorants travaillant sur des sujets relevant des axes précités.

Le laboratoire bénéficie des ressources scientifiques et matérielles de l’Université et vise à contribuer au développement de la recherche en sciences économiques. Pour ce faire, il s’est doté d’un observatoire des politiques économiques pour des fins d’évaluation de l’impact des décisions macroéconomiques sur les différentes variables macroéconomiques..

Keep me informed
Add to Calendar 28/11/2017 09:00 29/11/2017 17:30 Africa/Casablanca Mediterranean Strategy Group : A Policy Planning Conversation Rome, Italy Mediterranean Strategy Group (MSG) is the leading transatlantic dialogue on Mediterranean affairs. The forum brings together senior European and U.S. representatives from government, the media, business, and academia with some of the top strategic thinkers from both sides of the Mediterranean on a bi-annual basis for a highly interactive conversation on a wide spectru... Rome, Italy OCP Policy Center contact@ocppc.ma false DD/MM/YYYY

Mediterranean Strategy Group : A Policy Planning Conversation

Rome, Italy

Mediterranean Strategy Group (MSG) is the leading transatlantic dialogue on Mediterranean affairs. The forum brings together senior European and U.S. representatives from government, the media, business, and academia with some of the top strategic thinkers from both sides of the Mediterranean on a bi-annual basis for a highly interactive conversation on a wide spectrum of economic, foreign policy, and security issues.

The MSG was established in in 2009 and relies on a loyal group of core participants who maintain a continuously evolving dialogue over time. In addition, the group is consistently refreshed with a broader pool of experts from the three policy communities. The MSG is organized with the support of a number of partners, including founding partners Compagnia di San Paolo and the OCP Policy Center.

Agenda 

 

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 28

16:00 – 16:30

Welcome and Introduction 

16:30 – 18:00

Discussion I | Regional Actors, Global Stakes

19:30 – 21:30

Opening Reception and Dinner

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 29

10:00 – 10:15

Introduction Day Two

10:15 – 10:30

Discussion II | Mediterranean Security Partnerships

PRE-MED POLICY PLANNER FORUM

13:00 – 14:30

Lunch

14:30 – 15:00

Welcoming Remarks

15:00 – 16:30

Discussion | Over the Horizon: Geopolitical Trends in the Med

16:30 – 17:00

Coffee Break

17:00 – 18:30

Discussion | The Future of Policy Planning

19:30 – 21:00

Opening Reception of the Mediterranean Dialogues

 

Keep me informed
Add to Calendar 29/11/2017 09:00 30/11/2017 17:30 Africa/Casablanca Euro-Med Think Tanks Forum: A hub for high-level dialogue Rome, Italy. OCP Policy Center is pleased to take part in the Euro-Med Think Tanks Forum that will be held in Rome from November 29th to November 30th, 2017 alongside the MED2017 (November 29th to December 2nd).   Rome, Italy OCP Policy Center contact@ocppc.ma false DD/MM/YYYY

Euro-Med Think Tanks Forum: A hub for high-level dialogue

Rome, Italy.

OCP Policy Center is pleased to take part in the Euro-Med Think Tanks Forum that will be held in Rome from November 29th to November 30th, 2017 alongside the MED2017 (November 29th to December 2nd).

 

This gathering of forty-five leading experts and directors of major international think tanks will meet prior to the MED 2017 event to discuss the role of Think Tanks in promoting a positive agenda for the Mediterranean and explore ways to enhance cooperation between Think Tanks from the two shores. 

The Forum, organized in partnership with the “Think Tanks and Civil Societies Program” of the University of Pennsylvania, is envisioned within the framework of the “preMED intiatives”, sectorial meetings tailored to selected audiences such as business communities, policy planners, senior editors, think tanks and experts.
 

Keep me informed
Add to Calendar 09/11/2017 09:00 12/11/2017 17:30 Africa/Casablanca Arab Conference Harvard – Session on the WEF Nexus in the MENA region Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachussets Arab Conference at Harvard, organized by the Harvard Arab Alumni Association [1], is the largest pan-Arab Conference in North America, bringing together nearly 1,300 students and professionals to discuss key issues with the region’s most prominent politicians, business people, and civil society leaders.  [1] http://harvardarabalumni.... Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachussets OCP Policy Center contact@ocppc.ma false DD/MM/YYYY

Arab Conference Harvard – Session on the WEF Nexus in the MENA region

Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachussets

Arab Conference at Harvard, organized by the Harvard Arab Alumni Association, is the largest pan-Arab Conference in North America, bringing together nearly 1,300 students and professionals to discuss key issues with the region’s most prominent politicians, business people, and civil society leaders. 

OCP Policy Center in partnership with Global Nexus, is organizing a session on the WEF Nexus in the MENA Region on Saturday 11th November. The Arab region is facing unprecedented challenges in frequent and severe droughts, water security, food security and evolving climate conditions to countries of high and low GDP alike. However, changes are not only limited to the ecosystem, but also the socio-economic systems. This eventually has damaging implications on country GDP. Current diversification in Arab economies needs to adopt regulations that ensure sustainability and climate resilience. Several Arab countries have been adopting plans to reduce carbon emissions and increase “green economy” projects including the development of green finance schemes to encourage green investment. This panel features experts and policymakers in the field of climate change and sustainable energy from the Arab region. Speakers will open the panel with individual presentations and accounts followed by discussions on 1) Evaluation of climate change effects on ecosystems and socio-economic systems, 2) The future of sustainable “green” innovative energy in the Arab region, 3) Paris Agreement implications and plans.

More on the Arab Conference at Harvard, the program and speakers at : http://arabconferenceharvard.com/

Keep me informed
Add to Calendar 08/11/2017 15:00 08/11/2017 17:00 Africa/Casablanca Global Economic Outlook OCP Policy Center, Rabat OCP Policy Center is organizing a presentation on the Global Economic Outlook by Dr. Uri Dadush, Senior Fellow at the OCP Policy Center on November 08, 2017 at the OCP Policy Center in Rabat.  OCP Policy Center, Rabat OCP Policy Center contact@ocppc.ma false DD/MM/YYYY

Global Economic Outlook

OCP Policy Center, Rabat

OCP Policy Center is organizing a presentation on the Global Economic Outlook by Dr. Uri Dadush, Senior Fellow at the OCP Policy Center on November 08, 2017 at the OCP Policy Center in Rabat. 

The global economy is in the midst of a broadly-based period of moderate growth, the most robust since the financial crisis struck in 2008. Imbalances in the largest economies appear to be manageable, and, since momentum is still building, growth is likely to persist well into next year. However, large and disparate groups are not participating in the global upswing. These include many commodity-dependent nations, those countries beset by conflicts and political instability, and unskilled workers in several countries whose wages are stagnant. In the short-term there is a considerable likelihood that global economic growth could accelerate further, helping everyone. However, in the longer term – beyond 2018 – the global economy faces large downside risks. The most important of these is protectionism. This session of the OCP Policy Center’s Global Outlook will address these issues and also discuss some implications for Morocco.   

Keep me informed
About the Speaker :
  • Uri Dadush

    Uri Dadush est Senior Fellow à OCP Policy Center. Il était Senior Associate et directeur du programme d’économie internationale de Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. Ses travaux actuels sont axés sur les tendances de l’économie mondiale et sur la crise financière. Ressortissant français, Dr Dadush a été directeur du service du Commerce international de la Banque mondiale pendant six ans, et, auparavant, directeur de la politique économique de cette organisation pendant trois ans. Parallèlement, il a aussi été à la tête du World Economy Group de la Banque mondiale au cours des onze dernières années, supervisant l’élaboration des rapports phares de la Banque consacrés à l’économie internationale sur cette période. Avant d’entrer à la Banque mondiale, il a été PDG de l’Economist Intelligence Unit, une division de l’Economist Group. Dr Dadush a obtenu un PhD d’économie de l’entreprise à l’université d’Harvard, où il s’était spécialisé dans le commerce international.

Add to Calendar 10/01/2018 08:30 10/01/2018 17:30 Africa/Casablanca The Growth Engine for Africa— From a Water Perspective OCP Policy Center, Rabat As the world braces for escalating shocks of climate change, urbanization, and competing resources, few areas appear more precarious than others across Africa.  In fact, the growing vulnerability and rising thirst for water, energy, and food is offset by the potential capacity for optimized resource management OCP Policy Center, Rabat OCP Policy Center contact@ocppc.ma false DD/MM/YYYY

The Growth Engine for Africa— From a Water Perspective

OCP Policy Center, Rabat

As the world braces for escalating shocks of climate change, urbanization, and competing resources, few areas appear more precarious than others across Africa.  In fact, the growing vulnerability and rising thirst for water, energy, and food is offset by the potential capacity for optimized resource management

Water is embedded in agriculture production, energy, and industrial goods. Thus, its sound management would have a direct impact on regional Africa.
In addition, water for cities and for agriculture is calling for a real evaluation to define how best to value the impact on the economy and respond to the demand both for food security and for urban planning.

On the one hand, water and agriculture being tightly linked, the sound optimization would have direct effect on Africa’s development, as agriculture is the fuel for its economy.  On the other hand, several corporate and industrial leaders are revisiting the way water is accounted for in the industrial processes, saving henceforth not only a natural resource, directly impact by climate change, but also applying some cost-efficient schemes.

In addition, within the Nexus of Water-Energy-Food, the relationship between water and agriculture for food has seen a lot of interest among scientist, politicians, industrials, financier and decision makers.  Many ways to turn agriculture into Africa’s great asset are investigated as climate change made the situation even more urgent.  For urban water use, the development of smart cities and the integration of digitalize both water and electricity network offer alternatives for water resource optimization and energy efficiency.

The OCP Policy Center is organizing a one-day conference to discuss the importance of water in Africa’s growth, from the perspective of agriculture production, industrial and urban applications.  Several high level specialists and leaders in the field will be discussing the importance of water from the different angles.

Agenda

 

08:00 – 09:00

Welcome and Opening Remarks

09:00 – 10:30

PANEL I : WEF NEXUS PERSPECTIVES ON WATER IN AFRICA

10:30 – 11:00

Coffee Break

11:00 – 12:30

PANEL II : SENSIBLE USE OF WATER IN AGRICULTURE

14:00 – 15:30

PANEL III : SENSIBLE INDUSTRIAL WATER AND CORPORATE WATER CONSERVATION

15:30 – 16:00

Coffee Break

16:30 – 17:30

PANEL IV : URBAN WATER AND SMART UTILITIES

CALL TO ACTION / CLOSING / NETWORKING

 

About the Global Nexus 

Global Nexus is a structure dedicated to investments, strategy and consulting, in sectors related to sustainable energy, water, agriculture, mobility, green development and climate change.  Global Nexus is specialised in the integration of innovation and the financing of startups through its GreeN Innov Invest (GNII) Fund both in Morocco and Africa. Global Nexus collaborates closely with international partners including Morocco’s Sovereign Guarantee Fund, the Environmental Engineering Department of Harvard University, and a number of highly respected Moroccan and international institutions to deliver its goals.

Through its advisory arm, Global Nexus Services support leaders in improving the performance of their organizations in a sustainable and substantial way, in sectors around the water-energy-food Nexus. With a cumulative experience of several decades, and teams based in Casablanca, Rabat, Dubai and Washington, Global Nexus has developed a multidisciplinary network of professionals to undertake its mission and support its clients in achieving their vision and goals.

Keep me informed
Add to Calendar 10/10/2017 16:45 10/10/2017 19:00 Africa/Casablanca Presentation of the research paper “A Practitioner’s Guide for Building the Interregional Input-Output System for Morocco, 2013” Ministry of Economy and Finance, Rabat /by invitation/ OCP Policy Center and the Ministry of Economy and Finance organize the presentation of a research paper entitled “A Practitioner’s Guide for Building the Interregional Input-Output System for Morocco, 2013” ensured by Professor Eduardo Amaral Haddad in the premises of the Ministry of Economy and Finance in Rabat. Ministry of Economy and Finance, Rabat OCP Policy Center contact@ocppc.ma false DD/MM/YYYY

Presentation of the research paper “A Practitioner’s Guide for Building the Interregional Input-Output System for Morocco, 2013”

Ministry of Economy and Finance, Rabat

by invitation

OCP Policy Center and the Ministry of Economy and Finance organize the presentation of a research paper entitled “A Practitioner’s Guide for Building the Interregional Input-Output System for Morocco, 2013” ensured by Professor Eduardo Amaral Haddad in the premises of the Ministry of Economy and Finance in Rabat.

This paper reports on the recent developments in the construction of an interregional input-output matrix for Morocco (IIOM-MOR). As part of an ongoing project that aims to develop an interregional CGE (ICGE) model for the country, a fully specified interregional input-output database was developed under conditions of limited information. Such database is needed for future calibration of the ICGE model. This research venture is part of a technical cooperation initiative involving researchers from the Regional and Urban Economics Lab at the University of São Paulo (NEREUS), in Brazil, the OCP Policy Center and Studies and Financial Forecasts Department, in Morocco. This input-output matrix for Morocco provides the opportunity to better understand the spatial linkage structure associated with the Moroccan economy in the context of its 12 regions, and 20 different sectors/products. This report describes the process by which the IIOM-MOR was constructed under the conditions of limited information for the regions in Morocco. 

Agenda 

 

16:45 – 17:00

Reception

17:00 – 17:15

Opening Remarks

17:15 – 17:30

Introduction : Sources et traitement de l’information au service de l’élaboration d’un tableau entrées sorties interrégional-Maroc

Fatna El-Hattab (DEPF) 

17:30 – 18:00

Paper presentation : “A Practitioner’s Guide for Building the Interregional Input-Output System for Morocco, 2013”

Prof. Eduardo Amaral Haddad (OCP Policy Center)

18:00 – 18:45

Paper discussion and Q/A session

Prof. Mohammed Rachid Doukkali (OCP Policy Center)

18:45 – 19:00

Closing remarks

 

Keep me informed
About the Speakers :
  • Eduardo Amaral Haddad

    Eduardo Amaral Haddad is Full Professor at the Department of Economics since 2008 at the University of São Paulo, Brazil and is the Director of Research of FIPE, a research foundation at the same University since October 2005. Prof. Haddad also holds a position as Adjunct Associate Professor at the Regional Economics Applications Laboratory (REAL) since January 1998 at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA. He is the author of the book "Regional Inequality and Structural Changes: Lessons from the Brazilian Experience" (Ashgate, 1999), and has published on regional and interregional input-output analysis, general equilibrium modeling, and various aspects of regional economic development in Brazil, in both national and international journals; he has also contributed with chapters in international books in the fields of regional science and economic development. Prof. Haddad has also acted as a consultant for the World Bank, the Inter-American Development Bank, UNDP, OECD, the Joint Africa Institute, and many other public and private organizations, national and international. 

  • Mohammed Rachid Doukkali

    Prof. Mohammed Rachid Doukkali is a professor of applied economics at the department of social sciences at the Agriculture and Veterinary Medicine Institute Hassan II (IAV – Hassan II) of Rabat, where he teaches production economics, mathematical programming, macro-economic and sectoral policy modeling, since 1981. He is the coordinator of the Economics and Social Sciences Doctorate (PhD) program and the coordinator of the Research Unit of Economics and Social Sciences Applied to Agriculture (UR-SESAA). He is the actual president of the Moroccan Association of Agricultural Economics (AMAEco) and associate member of the General Council of Agricultural Development of Morocco.

  • Fatna El-Hattab

    Fatna El-Hattab is state Engineer in Statistics and a graduate of the National Institute of Statistics and Applied Economics. She is the Service Chief of Data Analysis at the Direction of Studies and Financial forecasts at the Ministry of Economics and Finance. She is in charge of the analysis of territorial information serving the direction’s missions of structural and conjunctural analysis, development of modeling instruments and examination of social and economic impacts.

Add to Calendar 27/10/2017 09:30 27/10/2017 11:00 Africa/Casablanca Discussion autour du rapport: Nouveau monde arabe, nouvelle "politique arabe" pour la France Séminaire sur invitation Suite à la publication du rapport Nouveau monde arabe, nouvelle "politique arabe" pour la France [1], l’OCP Policy Center et l’Institut Montaigne organisent une discussion à son sujet à Paris le 27 octobre. Elle réunira, autour de son auteur, Hakim El Karoui,  Senior Fellow à l’Institut Montaigne, des chercheurs des deux think tanks ainsi qu’un certain no... Not specified OCP Policy Center contact@ocppc.ma false DD/MM/YYYY

Discussion autour du rapport: Nouveau monde arabe, nouvelle "politique arabe" pour la France

Séminaire sur invitation

Suite à la publication du rapport Nouveau monde arabe, nouvelle "politique arabe" pour la France, l’OCP Policy Center et l’Institut Montaigne organisent une discussion à son sujet à Paris le 27 octobre. Elle réunira, autour de son auteur, Hakim El Karoui,  Senior Fellow à l’Institut Montaigne, des chercheurs des deux think tanks ainsi qu’un certain nombre de personnalités. 

Quelle stratégie pour la France au Maghreb, une région en pleine transformation et porteuse d’opportunités comme de défis majeurs ? Comment la France peut-elle renforcer son influence dans une zone fondamentale pour son économie, sa sécurité et son identité ? Quel est le rôle des pays du Maghreb dans la consolidation de ses relations avec la France dans ces différents champs ?  

La table ronde sera composée d’une présentation de quinze minutes de l’auteur, suivie d’un débat de trois heures avec l’ensemble des participants.

A propos du rapport 

« Nos liens historiques, humains et économiques avec les pays d’Afrique du Nord et du Moyen-Orient sont profonds et sans doute appelés à s’amplifier au cours des prochaines décennies.

Fondé sur l’analyse de plus de 600 séries statistiques - des flux humains, économiques et financiers, culturels et sécuritaires, présents et passés, entre la France et les pays d’Afrique du Nord et du Moyen-Orient - ce travail objective la nature et la densité de notre relation avec cette région et structure une nouvelle politique à partir de ceux-ci.

Notre constat est sans appel. L’avenir de la France est lié à la stabilité et au développement de cette région. Nos deux mondes s’interpénètrent et s’influencent mutuellement. Pourtant, malgré ces liens profonds, chaque année, notre influence y décroît.

Il est urgent d'élaborer une nouvelle stratégie et un nouveau discours vis-à-vis du monde arabe, et en particulier avec les pays du Maghreb, avec lesquels nos relations sont les plus denses. »

Résumé du rapport

Consulter le rapport
 

Keep me informed
Add to Calendar 04/10/2017 17:00 04/10/2017 19:00 Africa/Casablanca Présentation du rapport CyclOpe : Les Marchés Mondiaux Vent d’Est, Vent d’Ouest OCP Policy Centre, Rabat OCP Policy Center organise la présentation du trente et unième Rapport CyclOpe, assurée par le Professeur Philippe Chalmin. Sous le thème: « *Vent d'Est Vent d'Ouest, les marches mondiaux à la croisée des ventsde la planète* » Mercredi 4 octobre 2017 à 17h00 à l'OCP Policy Center OCP Policy Center, Rabat OCP Policy Center contact@ocppc.ma false DD/MM/YYYY

Présentation du rapport CyclOpe : Les Marchés Mondiaux Vent d’Est, Vent d’Ouest

OCP Policy Centre, Rabat

OCP Policy Center organise la présentation du trente et unième Rapport CyclOpe, assurée par le Professeur Philippe Chalmin. Sous le thème: « Vent d'Est Vent d'Ouest, les marches mondiaux à la croisée des ventsde la planète » Mercredi 4 octobre 2017 à 17h00 à l'OCP Policy Center

Qu'est-ce que «Le CyclOpe»?

Le CyclOpe est une société d'études, spécialisée dans l'analyse des marchés mondiaux des matières premières: elle tire son nom du rapport Cyclope, référence sur l'état et les perspectives des marchés mondiaux de matières premières, publié chaque année depuis 1986.

CyclOpe fonctionne en réseau et regroupe plus d'une cinquantaine de spécialistes des marchés dans le monde entier sous la direction du Pr. Philippe Chalmin.

Programme
 
- 17h00 - 17h30: Accueil des invités
- 17h30 - 17h40: Note d'ouverture
- 17h40 - 19h00: Conférence - Session questions / réponses

Keep me informed
About the Speaker :
  • Philippe Chalmin

    Philippe Chalmin, professeur à Paris-Dauphine et consultant auprès d'organismes internationaux (OCDE, CEE, CNUCED), est un spécialiste sur le marché des matières premières. Diplômé de HEC Paris et docteur d'Etat ès lettres et sciences humaines, il est professeur d'université titulaire en histoire contemporaine depuis 2006 et directeur du DESS puis Master 212 en affaires internationales depuis 1999.

    Le Pr. Chalmin est également conseiller du commerce extérieur de la France, membre du Conseil de prospective européenne et internationale pour l'agriculture et l'alimentation, conseiller de la Banque Mondiale et membre du Conseil d'analyse économique auprès du Premier ministre. Philippe Chalmin est le fondateur et l'animateur depuis 2000 du Club Ulysse, l'un des des clubs principaux d'économistes français.

Add to Calendar 03/10/2017 15:00 03/10/2017 15:00 Africa/Casablanca Euro Area Reform /The Ministry of Economy and Finance – Morocco/ A high-level discussion with Mr. Jeromin Zettelmeyer on the “Euro Area Reform” will take place on Tuesday 3 October at the Ministry of Economy and Finance of Morocco. It aims to shed light on the main Euro reforms by capitalizing on Mr. Zettelmeyer’s insights. The Ministry of Economy and Finance – Morocco OCP Policy Center contact@ocppc.ma false DD/MM/YYYY

Euro Area Reform

The Ministry of Economy and Finance – Morocco

A high-level discussion with Mr. Jeromin Zettelmeyer on the “Euro Area Reform” will take place on Tuesday 3 October at the Ministry of Economy and Finance of Morocco. It aims to shed light on the main Euro reforms by capitalizing on Mr. Zettelmeyer’s insights.

Since 2011, a number of significant reforms have been undertaken both at the level of the EU and the Euro area, partly in reaction to the great financial crisis and partly triggered by the 2011-12 euro area crisis. In last few years, however, reforms have stagnated, mainly due to disagreements between France and Germany. The election of President Macron offers the promise of infusing the reform process with new life. The discussion will aim to take stock of the outstanding agenda, and examine how recent events – including the rise of nationalism and populism in the EU, and the results of the German election – may affect the chances for a new reform push.

15:00 – 15:30

Euro Area Reform

-Mr. Jeromin Zettelmeyer

15:30 – 16:30

Debate

Keep me informed
About the Speaker :
  • Mr. Jeromin Zettelmeyer

    Jeromin Zettelmeyer has been a senior fellow at the Peterson Institute for International Economics since September 2016 and was a nonresident senior fellow during 2013–14. He also served as director-general for economic policy at the German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy, where he was responsible for economic analysis and forecasting, the microeconomic policy framework, and a key policy initiative to boost private and public investment. He also represented Germany at the OECD Economic Policy Committee and served as a founding cochair of the OECD’s Global Forum on Productivity.

Add to Calendar 03/10/2017 10:30 03/10/2017 10:30 Africa/Casablanca The Advance of Economic Nationalism /OCP Policy Centre - Rabat/ OCP Policy center is organizing a high-level discussion with Jeromin Zettelmeyer of the Peterson Institute for International Economics on “The Advance of Economic Nationalism in Advanced and Emerging Markets, and Threats on the Global Economy”. The conversation aims to shed light on the issue of economic nationalism, by capitalizing on Mr. Zettelmeyer’... OCP Policy Center - Rabat OCP Policy Center contact@ocppc.ma false DD/MM/YYYY

The Advance of Economic Nationalism

OCP Policy Centre - Rabat

OCP Policy center is organizing a high-level discussion with Jeromin Zettelmeyer of the Peterson Institute for International Economics on “The Advance of Economic Nationalism in Advanced and Emerging Markets, and Threats on the Global Economy”. The conversation aims to shed light on the issue of economic nationalism, by capitalizing on Mr. Zettelmeyer’s insights.

In today’s globalized world, the advances in communication and transportation technology combined with free-market ideology, have given goods, services, and capital unprecedented mobility. However, across the globe, trends of nationalization and economic nationalism have crept into the policies of nation-states in recent years. Economic nationalism refers to an ideology favoring policies that focuses on domestic control of the economy, labor, and capital formation. Often, these changes require the imposition of tariffs and other restrictions on the movement of labor, goods and capital. They also tend to along with attempts to protect jobs and prioritize the development specific sectors of economy, like heavy industry or manufacturing.

One of the most significant developments in 2016 and 2017 threatening the existing global economic order was the rise of economic nationalism in Europe and in the USA. President Trump's chief strategist Steve Bannon declared that the Trump Presidency would deliver "an economic nationalist agenda", while President Trump has asserted that "protection will lead to great prosperity and strength" for the USA. This neo-nationalism is not a purely American phenomenon. It is also spreading across advanced and emerging countries. It is associated with a whole range of political positions from the far right to the far left.

10:30 - 11:00

The Advance of Economic Nationalism in Advanced and Emerging Markets, and Threats on the Global Economy

-M. Jeromin Zettelmeyer

11h00 - 12h00

Debate

Keep me informed
About the Speaker :
  • Mr. Jeromin Zettelmeyer

    Jeromin Zettelmeyer has been a senior fellow at the Peterson Institute for International Economics since September 2016 and was a nonresident senior fellow during 2013–14. He also served as director-general for economic policy at the German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy, where he was responsible for economic analysis and forecasting, the microeconomic policy framework, and a key policy initiative to boost private and public investment. He also represented Germany at the OECD Economic Policy Committee and served as a founding cochair of the OECD’s Global Forum on Productivity.

Add to Calendar 23/10/2017 09:30 23/10/2017 17:30 Africa/Casablanca Regional Responses to Security Challenges in Europe and Africa OCP Policy Center, Rabat The recent attacks in Barcelona, London and Paris have pushed terrorism, and concurrently national, regional, and global efforts to counter it, towards the top of the security agenda in Europe. Alongside that, the strengthening position of Boko Haram in Nigeria and the raging civil war in Libya are just two examples that demonstrate Africa faces its own s... OCP Policy Center, Rabat OCP Policy Center contact@ocppc.ma false DD/MM/YYYY

Regional Responses to Security Challenges in Europe and Africa

OCP Policy Center, Rabat

The recent attacks in Barcelona, London and Paris have pushed terrorism, and concurrently national, regional, and global efforts to counter it, towards the top of the security agenda in Europe. Alongside that, the strengthening position of Boko Haram in Nigeria and the raging civil war in Libya are just two examples that demonstrate Africa faces its own serious security challenges. This all comes against the backdrop of a deteriorating global security picture in the Middle East, Asia, United States and elsewhere, which is of deep concern to both regions. With that in mind the need for a regional response within Europe and within Africa, and between the two regions and continents, has never been stronger.

This conference will examine the current trends in terrorist attacks across Europe and Africa, and the responses being taken by individual governments and between governments. The conference will then discuss the current state of regional integration in Europe and Africa, and how regional initiatives can be used to tackle regional and global security issues.
  
The RUSI-OCPPC conference will be broken down into two parts, with two panels each:

Part I: Terrorism and Counterterrorism

Panel I: Terrorism Trends and Developments
Panel II: Counter-terrorism and Safeguarding Peace and Security

Part II: Security vs. Regional Integration

Panel III: Integrating the EU and NATO in the Security Sphere
Panel IV: Regional Integration and Security in Africa
 

Agenda 

 

09:30 – 09:50

WELCOME REMARKS 

Karim El Aynaoui, Managing Director, OCP Policy Center
Jonathan Eyal, Associate Director for Strategic Research Partnerships, RUSI

09:50 – 11:10

PANEL I: TERRORISM TRENDS AND DEVELOPMENTS

Over the years, the African continent has witnessed the multiplication of terrorist groups, destabilizing the countries and regions in which they operate in their fight for influence over particular regions. In the Sahel, both Al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM) and the Islamic State (IS, also known as Daesh) are at play, competing for influence and ideological supremacy. This terrorist phenomenon knows no borders, and thrives on new forms of communication, primarily social media. Through this medium, both AQIM and IS are able to export their extremist views worldwide, and have seen their ideology translated into violence, hence the wave of terrorist attacks  in Europe. The new trend in terrorism is to operate in isolation and utilize basic methods such as knife attacks and car ramming, which make them difficult to prevent, and makes any crowd a potential target. Across Europe and Africa, states and governments are struggling to overcome the terrorist threat and are witnessing great challenges when faced with the phenomenon of returning foreign fighters. What are the roots of these groups? Are there similarities in their discourse and ideology? And how has the situation evolved over the past couple of years?

CHAIR
Jonathan Eyal, Associate Director for Strategic Research Partnerships, RUSI

SPEAKERS 
- Abdelhak Bassou, Senior Fellow, OCP Policy Center 
- Bouchra Rahmouni Benhida, Senior Fellow, Al Akhawayn University
- Tobias Borck, Associate Fellow, RUSI

11:10 – 11:30

Coffee Break

11:30 – 12:50

PANEL II: COUNTER-TERRORISM AND SAFEGUARDING PEACE AND SECURITY

There is an urgent need to take stock of the many security challenges facing both Europe and the African continent, identify the links between each one, and design policies that address the rise of terrorism, both in the medium and long term. For instance, the Islamist threat in Europe has triggered a far right-wing domestic movement that expresses a hostile narrative against Muslims, and more generally against immigration, and which in certain cases has even perpetrated their own acts of violence and terrorism. Broad generalizations about the motives of terrorist groups should be avoided, and it is crucial to take into account the local dimension that feeds into a group’s discourse when discussing appropriate counter-terrorist measures. Dismantling the anti-globalization and anti-Western extremist narrative that causes wide social unrest and which leads to the radicalization of young people is also fundamental when dealing with such movements. What can be done to contain or defeat the terrorist phenomenon? Do governments alone have the capacity to address current security challenges? What are the structures put in place to deal with terrorism, in Europe, MENA and Africa? Is there sufficient coordination between North and South on their counter terrorism efforts?

CHAIR

Bouchra Rahmouni Benhida, Senior Fellow, Al Akhawayn University

SPEAKERS
- El Mostafa Rezrazi, President, Moroccan Association for Asian Studies 
- Zineb Benalla, CEO & Founder, Eirene Associates Intl.
- Mohammed Elshimi, RUSI

14:20 – 15:40

PANEL III: INTEGRATING THE EU AND NATO IN THE SECURITY SPHERE

In Europe NATO is traditionally responsible for the defence and security of the continent. In turn, the European Union is its foremost political and economic body. In this way they neatly divide, in theory, the core tasks of protection, wealth generation and political coordination. However, the European Union has in truth become an increasingly important security actor in Europe and its limited military ambitions are increasingly creating some tensions between it and NATO. While both the EU and NATO are far more developed, extensive multilateral organizations than those in Africa so far, it is clear that greater coordination in the security arena is required between the two bodies. What role is there for the European Union in promoting security in Europe? How can NATO and the EU integrate their security and defence policies effectively? What tension is there between the EU and NATO with regard to the USA’s membership of the latter body? What lessons can prospective regional initiatives, such as in Africa, learn from them? And what aspects of them should Africa’s own regional initiatives avoid?   

CHAIR 
Jonathan Eyal, Associate Director for Strategic Research Partnerships, RUSI
    
SPEAKERS
- Rachid El Houdaigui, Senior Fellow, OCP Policy Center 
- Alice Billon-Galland, European Leadership Network

15:40 – 16:00

Coffee Break

16:00 – 17:20

PANEL IV: REGIONAL INTEGRATION IN AND SECURITY IN AFRICA

In the face of Africa’s multiple security threats, integration and regionalization initiatives are increasingly seen as providing unique opportunities for securing sustainable economic growth, peace and stability, and democratic consolidation. Thus, regional integration and co-operation groupings such as the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) and the Inter-Governmental Authority on Development (IGAD) are emerging as conflict managers in their respective regions. In response to regional conflicts, some have come up with regional early warning and early response apparatus, such as the ECOWAS Early Warning Mechanism and the IGAD Conflict Early Warning and Early Response Mechanism, CEWARN. Projects such as the New Partnership for Africa’s Development (NEPAD), the UN Millennium Declaration, and the African Union (AU) have emphasized the role of regional economic communities in responding to Africa’s challenges. How can these groupings help the continent identify and deal with its security issues?   

SPEAKERS
- Fatima Harrak, Professor, Mohamed V University in Rabat 
- Ewan Lawson, RUSI

17:20 – 17:30

CLOSING REMARKS

Karim El Aynaoui, Managing Director, OCP Policy Center
Jonathan Eyal, Associate Director for Strategic Research Partnerships, RUSI

 

Keep me informed
About the Speakers :
  • Abdelhak Bassou

    Senior Fellow, OCP Policy Center

    Abdelhak Bassou occupied several offices within the Directorate General of the Moroccan National Security where he was Borders’ Division Chief from 1978 to 1993. He was the former Director of the Royal Institute of Police in 1998. He also served as the Chief of Regional Security (Errachidia 1999-2003, Sidi Kacem 2003-2005) and was also Head of the Central General Intelligence from 2006 to 2009.

    He also contributed to the output of several international organizations endeavors including the Council of Arab Interior Ministers from 1986 to 1992, where he represented the Directorate General of National Security in several meetings. Abdelhak Bassou holds a Master’s Degree in Political Science and International Studies from the Faculty of Law, Economics and Social Sciences of Agdal in Rabat.
     

  • Zineb Benalla

    CEO and Founder, Eirene Associates. Int.

    Zineb Benalla in an international expert and consutant in CVE, PVE, CT and Peace Building who spent many  years working in VE hotspots  in the Maghreb, Sahel and the Lake Chad region.  She was a consultant to USAID /OTI and AECOM International Development in Bamako, Gao, and Timbuktu in peace building reconciliation and CVE working with civil society, community engagement and policy makers doing Action research and implementing projects. Prior to that Ms. Benalla worked with the Arab Center on counter radicalization programming and promoting civil society values in the Middle East/North Africa. She has also been involved as a CVE advisor to International Organization on Migration (IOM)  in Niger. During six months she conducted research, identified  youth at risk and helped implementing CVE activities in Agadez, Diffa and Niamey. She provided her CVE experience to shape approaches and activities development to the NCCI program in Niger. She was  a Consultant as a field researcher to the British Council in Morocco on building community resilience in the North of Morocco. She was part of the research team of Mercy Corps which examined lessons from violence prevention programs in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) and apply those lessons to violence prevention in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA). She was also   Consultant to USAID/Creative Associates  Nigeria Program to develop a regional CVE Network ( Niger. Nigeria, Cameron, Chad and Mali). She also led a research in the North of Morocco and in the Rif Mountains with the Research Security Unit at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) in the UK. She just finished last month her work as a consultant in Ghana on a project in the Lake Chad Basin helping establishing a platform to CVE/and CT in the four countries (Niger, Nigeri, Chad, and Cameroon) focusing on the Lake Chad Basin area. Ms. Benalla is alo co founder of a Think tank working on transnational violence and CVE and a Co founder of a peace building network ( a civil society network).  
     

  • Bouchra Rahmouni Benhida

    Senior Fellow, Al Akhawayn University

    Bouchra RAHMOUNI BENHIDA is a Professor at Hassan I University of    Morocco and   Senior Fellow at the Social Science Research Institute’s (SSRI) of Al Akhawayn University. Professor RAHMOUNI is an international affiliated Professor at New York University (Risk of Finance Engineering department) – USA, she is also visiting professor at Holy Spirit University – Lebanon. Bouchra is a distinguished Professor of Geopolitics at Grenoble School of Management – France, and adjunct professor at the International trade and Law Institute of Pusan National University – South Korea.

    Professor RAHMOUNI wrote and contributed to many books and publications, among which Afrique: Terre des nouvelles convoitises, Femme et entrepreneur: c’est possible!, Geopolitics in Mediterranean area, Geopolitique de la condition féminine, and Le basculement économique et géopolitique du monde, le poids et la diversité des pays émergents. She also manages a book which is devoted to geopolitical, economical, and social Moroccan evolution : Le Maroc stratégique: Ruptures et permanence d’un Royaume en mouvement. Professor RAHMOUNI manages another book which is devoted to a geopolitical and geo-economics analysis of Africa and titled “Africa the New Boarder of Growth”. Bouchra gave lectures in world forums and special topics within prestigious institutions in France, Hong Kong, United States, South Korea, Lebanon and Switzerland.

  • Alice Billon-Galland

    Research Fellow, European Leadership Network

    Alice Billon-Galland works as a Research Fellow at the European Leadership Network (ELN).
    As part of the European Defence programme, her current research focuses on transatlantic burden-sharing, European capability shortfalls, and the implementation of the new EU defence package. She also follows developments at NATO and in the European Union Common Security and Defence Policy [CSDP]. Moreover, Alice writes on French foreign and defence policy issues.
    Alice is a member of the Young Professionals’ National Association of the French Institute of Advanced Studies in National Defence [ANAJ IHEDN]. English reviewer at the Institute’s Editorial Office, she is also a contributor to the Europe committee and a member of the London delegation.

    Before joining the ELN in January 2017, Alice completed a Master’s Degree in Public Policy at University College London, focusing on European affairs and defence policy. Her dissertation analysed French EU defence policy in the context of the invocation of article 42(7) of the Treaty on European Union after the November 2015 Paris attacks.

    Prior to this, she studied at the École Normale Supérieure de Lyon as normalienne, achieving a first-class Research Master’s in English Studies and completing the Agrégation of English language examination. Alice also held a visiting scholar position at Northwestern University during which she conducted field research on immigration policy among the Chicago Latino community. Her previous research has been focused on US foreign and refugee policies, including analysis on countries in Central and South America.Alice is fluent in English, French, and Spanish.

  • Karim El Aynaoui

    Managing Director, OCP Policy Center

    Karim El Aynaoui is currently Managing Director of OCP Policy Center, a think tank based in Rabat. He also serves as advisor to the CEO and Chairman of OCP Group, a global leader in the phosphate sector. From 2005 to 2012, he worked at Bank Al-Maghrib, the Central Bank of Morocco. He was the Director of Economics and International Relations, where he provided strategic leadership in defining and supporting monetary policy analysis and strategy. He was also in charge of the Statistical and International Relations Divisions of the Central Bank, led the research division and was a member of the Governor’s Cabinet. Before joining Bank Al-Maghrib, Karim El Aynaoui worked for eight years at the World Bank, both in its Middle Eastern and North Africa, and Africa regions as an economist. He has published papers, books and articles in scientific journals on macroeconomic issues in developing countries. Recently, he co-authored a book outlining a growth strategy for Morocco and was the guest editor of a special issue on food price volatility in Oxford Economic Papers. Karim El Aynaoui is a board member of the OCP Foundation, a member of the Strategic Advisory Board of the French Institute of International Relations (IFRI) and a member of the COP22 Scientific Committee. He holds a PhD in economics from the University of Bordeaux, where he taught for three years courses in statistics and economics.
     

  • Rachid El Houdaigui

    Senior Fellow, OCP Policy Center

    Rachid EL Houdaïgui is professor of International Relations at Abdelmalek Essaadi University, Tangier's Law Faculty and Senior Fellow at the OCP Policy Center. He is also professor at Royal College of Advanced Military Studies (Kenitra) and professor invited at Cergy-Pontoise University (Paris),Cadix University (Spain) and at La Sagesse University (Beirut, Lebanon).

    Mr. EL Houdaïgui is the author of numerous books and articles dealing with International relations and geopolitics: the Mediterranean, North Africa and the Arab world. Also, he is co-director of the Moroccan-Spanish review “Peace and International Security”  and in charge of the Observatory of Mediterranean Studies (Abdelmalek Essaadi University).
     

  • Tobias Borck

    Associate Fellow, RUSI

    Tobias Borck is an Associate Fellow at RUSI; an independent researcher and analyst specialising in Middle East politics and security; and a PhD candidate at the Strategy and Security Institute at the University of Exeter.

    He regularly contributes as a senior tutor to the work of the RUSI Leadership Centre, which delivers training courses for government and military personnel from Middle Eastern countries, including Saudi Arabia, Qatar and the UAE. His doctoral research focuses on stability and regional order in the Middle East from the perspective of the Arab Gulf states. His other research interests include European - specifically German and British - foreign policy towards the Middle East, the evolution and propaganda narratives of extremist groups, and the post-2011 political and security developments in North Africa (especially Libya). He holds degrees in Arabic and Middle East Studies (BA) and Applied Security Strategy (MA) from the University of Exeter, and is an alumnus of the German National Academic Foundation. He has spent time studying and working in Egypt and Morocco, has travelled extensively in the region, and is proficient in Arabic.

  • Mohammed Elshimi

    Research Analyst, RUSI

    Mohammed is a Researcher in the National Security and Resilience Team. He is one of the leading experts on the Prevent strategy in the UK counter-terrorism policy, as well as on the concept and practice of de-radicalisation. His research focuses on terrorism and political violence, radicalisation and extremism in the Western context, UK counter-terrorism, countering violent extremism, de-radicalisation and the politics of the Middle East and Africa. He has a PhD from the University of Exeter, an MA in International Studies & Diplomacy from SOAS, and a BA in History from UCL. His PhD thesis, ‘The Concept and Practice of De-radicalisation in the Prevent Strand of the UK Counter-terrorism Strategy: What is De-radicalisation?’, used primary data from key informant interviews to analyse the de-radicalisation component of HMG’s Prevent programme. His book, ‘De-radicalisation Policy in the UK: Security, Identity, Religion,’ was published by Routledge in February 2017.

  • Jonathan Eyal

    Associate Director, Strategic Research Partnerships, RUSI

    Dr Eyal is the Associate Director, Strategic Research Partnerships, and International Director, at the Royal United Services Institute. He was born in Romania, but has lived most of his life in Britain. Educated at Oxford and London Universities, his initial training was in International Law and Relations, in which he obtained both his first degree and his Master's with a Distinction. His Doctorate, completed at Oxford in 1987, analysed relations between ethnic minorities in Eastern Europe since the end of the First World War. After teaching at Oxford for three years, Dr Eyal was appointed a researcher at RUSI. Since 1990, Dr Eyal has been Director of Studies at the Institute, and also serves as a Senior Research Fellow and Editor of the RUSI Newsbrief. Dr Eyal has completed books on military expenditure in the former Warsaw Pact and a published a study on military relations in the Balkans during the time of Communism. He is a regular commentator on East European affairs for The Guardian, The Independent, The Times dailies and the Observer newspaper on Sundays. He has also given evidence to the House of Commons Foreign Affairs Committee on the conduct of British foreign policy in Eastern Europe, and the teams of experts which contributed to the peace plans for the former Yugoslavia. He has acted as an adviser to the European Union's studies on the process of dividing the assets of the former Yugoslav state, and has published two studies on the errors committed by the West in handling the Balkan conflict since 1991. He is fluent in English, French, Romanian, Italian, Hungarian and German.

  • Fatima Harrak

    Research Professor, University Mohamed V Institute of African Studies

    Historian and political scientist, graduate of the Institut d'Etudes Politiques (IEP) in Paris and the University of London School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS). Research Professor of the University Mohamed V Institute of African Studies (IAS) where she served as Director from 2003 to 2008. Active member of the pan-African Council for the Development of Social Science Research in Africa (CODESRIA), Dakar, which she served as Vice-President then President from 2009 to 2015. Visiting scholar at a number of African, European and U.S. universities and author of numerous works (books and studies) on themes of Islamic reform in North and West Africa, African women in the transmission of Islamic learning, trans-Saharan slavery and Africa in the world.

  • Ewan Lawson

    Senior Research Fellow for Military Influence, RUSI

    Ewan Lawson is Senior Research Fellow for Military Influence at the Royal United Services Institute. He researches a range of subjects including strategy and cross-government working, military influence and information operations, law of armed conflict and war crimes, conflict in Africa and cybersecurity. He also oversees conferences, meetings and lectures in these areas. He was previously a Royal Air Force officer, initially as a policing and security specialist but in more recent years in a range of joint warfare appointments. Since graduating from the UK Advanced Command and Staff Course, his experience has included tours as a joint operational planner, as the commanding officer of the UK Psychological Operations Group, as military faculty at both the UK and Kuwait Staff Colleges and as the first Defence Attaché at the British Embassy in South Sudan.

  • El Mostapha Rezrazi

    Senior Fellow, OCP Policy Center

    Dr El Mostafa Rezrazi is a professor of Crisis Management, and Security Studies. His area of Expertise covers Afro-Asian Affairs, Strategic & Security Studies, Terrorism, Extremism and Deradicalisation, mainly from the view of Criminal; Legal and Forensic Psychology. He got his Ph.D in Regional & International Affairs from the University of Tokyo in 1998, and later a Doctorate from the University of Mohammed V on the Psychological dynamisms of Suicide Bombers (2014). He is the executive director of the Moroccan Observatory on Extremism and Violence, Director of the African Center for Asian Studies, Rabat. Currently, he is Visiting Professor at the University Mohammed V Rabat. In 2017, was appointed a Co-coordinator of the OBOR China-Morocco Research Group, and a member of the Advisory Board of The Euro-African Studies Institute, Hanyang University Seoul, South Korea. Dr Rezrazi is the president for the second term of the Moroccan Association for Asian Studies. Dr Rezrazi has served in the past as a distinguished professor in the school of law of Sapporo Gakuin University (Japan), a professor & Deputy Director of the Institute of International Relations in Hagoromo University in Osaka (Japan). A political Analyst at the Emirates Center for Strategic Studies and Research in Abou Dhabi, and was also a Visiting Fellow in Princeton University, USA.

Add to Calendar 05/10/2017 10:00 05/10/2017 11:30 Africa/Casablanca Présentation du Rapport ARCADIA ONHYM, Rabat OCP Policy Center et l’ONHYM organisent la présentation de la deuxième édition d’ARCADIA, Annual Report on Commodity Analytics and Dynamics in Africa , un rapport de 270 pages dédié spécialement aux marchés des matières premières en Afrique, et rédigé par une trentaine d’experts internationaux sous la direction de Philippe Chalmin, Professeur à l’Université Paris Da... ONHYM, Rabat OCP Policy Center contact@ocppc.ma false DD/MM/YYYY

Présentation du Rapport ARCADIA

ONHYM, Rabat

OCP Policy Center et l’ONHYM organisent la présentation de la deuxième édition d’ARCADIA, Annual Report on Commodity Analytics and Dynamics in Africa , un rapport de 270 pages dédié spécialement aux marchés des matières premières en Afrique, et rédigé par une trentaine d’experts internationaux sous la direction de Philippe Chalmin, Professeur à l’Université Paris Dauphine et Yves Jégourel, maître de conférences à l’Université de Bordeaux et Senior Fellow à l’OCP Policy Center. Le rapport Arcadia s’inscrit dans le cadre d’une collaboration entre CyclOpe et l’OCP Policy Center.

A cette occasion, le Professeur Philippe Chalmin présentera les grandes lignes de cet ouvrage :

C’est le visage d’une Afrique légèrement rassérénée qui est apparu en 2016. Si la croissance mondiale est restée assez terne et le commerce international atone, le rebond des prix de nombreuses matières premières et le maintien d’une dynamique d’investissement ont, en effet, quelque peu soufflé sur les nuages menaçants qui avaient obscurci le ciel de son économie en 2015. Une légère embellie donc qui illustre la résilience dont ont fait preuve nombre de pays africains mais qui ne peut faire oublier que l’hétérogénéité du continent demeure, tant au regard des performances économiques des pays qui le composent que de la conjoncture des différents marchés de commodités (agricoles, minérales, énergétiques) auxquels il est exposé.

Une année 2016 qui a, par ailleurs, été marquée par des évènements politiques ou géopolitiques majeurs dont les conséquences ne peuvent être négligées. Car s’intéresser à l’Afrique et les marchés mondiaux de matières premières, c’est embrasser d’un même regard la réalité des marchés du cacao ou du café, celui du minerai de fer, du pétrole, du gaz, du cuivre ou du phosphate tout en observant avec acuité les mutations structurelles du continent. C’est pouvoir apprécier le développement économique de nombreux pays africains sans oublier l’importance des défis économiques, logistiques ou humains que le continent se doit encore de relever. C’est aussi pouvoir multiplier et croiser les analyses, qu’elles soient économiques, juridiques, financières ou géopolitiques:

l’approche que le rapport Arcadia tente, précisément, de développer au travers, notamment, de ses chapitres sur la sécurité alimentaire et les politiques agricoles africaines, sur le financement des économies africaines, sur la géopolitique régionale, sur la réforme des codes miniers ou sur la question essentielle de l’électrification du continent.

Keep me informed
About the Speaker :
  • Philippe Chalmin

    Fondateur, Cyclope & Professeur, Université Paris Dauphine

    Diplômé d’HEC, Agrégé d’histoire et Docteur es lettres, Philippe Chalmin est professeur d’histoire économique à l’Université Paris-Dauphine où il dirige le Master Affaires Internationales. Membre du Conseil d’Analyse Economique auprès du Premier Ministre, il est le président fondateur de Cyclope, le principal institut de recherches européen sur les marchés des matières premières qui publie chaque année le rapport Cyclope sur l’économie et les marchés mondiaux. Il a été nommé en Octobre 2010, Président de l’Observatoire de la Formation des prix et des Marges Alimentaires auprès du Ministre de l’Agriculture et du Ministre de l’Economie et des Finances. Il est l’auteur d’une quarantaine d’ouvrages dont parmi les plus récents « Le monde a faim » (2009), « le siècle de Jules » (2010), « demain, j’ai 60 ans,  journal d’un économiste (2011) et « Crises 1929, 1974, 2008 Histoire et espérances (2013).

Add to Calendar 23/10/2017 18:00 23/10/2017 18:00 Africa/Casablanca Call for Applications : The Atlantic Dialogues Emerging Leaders Program 2017 /Young leaders from the around the Atlantic basin who have demonstrated leadership and initiative in their fields, who want to contribute to shaping the regional and global agenda in politics, finance, business, civil society and many other areas, who are eager to network with their peers and older, and who seek to foster and strengthen ties across the Atlantic are invited to app... OCP Policy Center, Rabat OCP Policy Center contact@ocppc.ma false DD/MM/YYYY

Call for Applications : The Atlantic Dialogues Emerging Leaders Program 2017

Young leaders from the around the Atlantic basin who have demonstrated leadership and initiative in their fields, who want to contribute to shaping the regional and global agenda in politics, finance, business, civil society and many other areas, who are eager to network with their peers and older, and who seek to foster and strengthen ties across the Atlantic are invited to apply.

Application Process

The applicants must be between the ages of twenty-three and thirty-five (inclusive) on September 8th 2017, the day the applications for the program open. To be considered, the applicants must be citizens of countries located in Africa, North America, South America, Central America, the European Union or the Caribbean. Furthermore, the applicants must demonstrate proficiency in English and guarantee their availability for the full duration of this five days’ program, which will take place December 11th to 15th, 2017 in Marrakesh, Morocco.

Interested applicants should submit a copy of their resumes/ CVs in .pdf format, and a personal statement of no more than 250 words detailing their motivations for applying and their prospective contributions and benefits from the Atlantic Dialogues Emerging Leaders Program. The application form can be found below.

More information about the program

For selected applicants, the OCP Policy Center will cover local travel, meals, and hotel expenses for the duration of the conference. Limited international travel assistance for the selected applicants is also available. 

Applications will close on Monday, October 23rd. If you have any additional questions or concerns, please contact Lilia Rizk, Program Officer at lilia.rizk@ocppc.ma .  
 

Keep me informed
Add to Calendar 13/12/2017 14:00 15/12/2017 19:00 Africa/Casablanca 6th Edition of the Atlantic Dialogues under the theme: Africa in the Atlantic, Time for Action Marrakesh, Morocco OCP Policy Center [1] is organizing the sixth edition of The Atlantic Dialogues, a high-level conference that has become a tradition since its launch in 2012 by the German Marshall Fund of the United States and OCP Policy Center in Morocco. This annual gathering convenes influential public- and private-sector leaders from around the Atlantic Basin for open, inf... Marrakesh, Morocco OCP Policy Center contact@ocppc.ma false DD/MM/YYYY

6th Edition of the Atlantic Dialogues under the theme: Africa in the Atlantic, Time for Action

Marrakesh, Morocco

OCP Policy Center is organizing the sixth edition of The Atlantic Dialogues, a high-level conference that has become a tradition since its launch in 2012 by the German Marshall Fund of the United States and OCP Policy Center in Morocco. This annual gathering convenes influential public- and private-sector leaders from around the Atlantic Basin for open, informal discussion on cross-regional issues. The event encourages a lively, interactive and informal exchange of views between young professionals and today’s leaders.

Over the past six years, OCP Policy Center has demonstrated a strong interest in major Atlantic issues. It has done so through the organization of large international events such as the Atlantic Strategy Groups in Brazil and Senegal respectively, and through the publication of many Atlantic-related papers and books of which the “Atlantic Currents”, a valuable annual report allowing a deeper and further extension of the analytic contribution provided by the Atlantic Dialogues. The Atlantic question is hence central to OCP Policy Center’s analytical production and activities, and The Atlantic Dialogues Conference is the platform that allows the think tank to capitalize on its Atlantic interest. 

Building a Community

Over the past five years, more than 800 senior government officials, business leaders, academics, and media and civil society representatives from Africa, the Americas, the Caribbean, and Europe, as well as thinkers from around the globe who demonstrate a renewed interest in the Atlantic, have convened in Rabat, then Marrakesh in order to refresh, refocus and expand the transatlantic conversations. Morocco has been host to these gatherings for its geography, and tight relations to all countries bordering the Atlantic, making it an attractive meeting place for both North and South.

Fostering intergenerational dialogue

Asserting an Atlantic vision and filling in the perception gap can only be reinforced when the next generation of leaders are given a place at the table. Since its inception, the Atlantic Dialogues editions have convened yearly, through the Emerging Leaders Program, a community of 40-50 rising professionals. 

These young leaders are chosen not only for their outstanding achievements, but for their character, commitment to others and to contemporary development, business and other Atlantic interregional shared issues. Today, they represent a rich network of 150 leaders in their fields, who enhance and stimulate the dialogues during the conference and beyond. 

2017 Topical Agenda: Africa in the Atlantic: Time for Action

During the past decade, Africa has celebrated economic growth and new levels of political and economic engagement with its continental and Atlantic partners. These developments have fueled the will to generate common African agendas, and to solidify institutional frameworks allowing for ambitious long term visions to achieve the continent’s development. The African Union’s recent dynamism put forward the emergence of a cohesive African community, brought together for the promotion of unity and solidarity among African States, and coordination to intensify cooperation for development – among others. However, and in spite of being the home to some of the fastest-growing economies in the world and vast natural resources, the continent continues to face many challenges related to its economic development, security, and governance, which not only affect its populations, but the rest of the world as well.

Looking higher in the Atlantic, the Brexit breaks the long held assumptions that European integration cannot be undone. The European crises have revealed the structural weaknesses of the EU construct, while there still is political will and public support to reform the EU. The election of Donald Trump sent shockwaves across the world. In the face of several global challenges, the U.S., under its new President, has withdrawn from several global geopolitical agendas and issues.  In the meantime, it has been rethinking and actively redefining relations with its opponents and allies, Russia, North Korea, China, Europe, and Africa.  

Finally, Latin America offers a mixed picture as political turmoil has shaken Brazil and Venezuela, announcing regime changes and structural mutations in its economic and geopolitical interactions with the rest of the world. Meanwhile, many success stories remain to be told in various sectors relevant to agriculture, economic transformation and energy.

Together Atlantic countries have the opportunity to build a greater foundation for cooperation by capitalizing on the potential of both the North and South, leveraging on Africa’s burgeoning dynamism. There is also value in seeking a greater integration between African countries bordering the Atlantic, and the latter can serve as an engine of growth for the rest of the continent.

After having explored ways to change mental maps in 2016, we will meet again in December 2017 in Marrakesh to reset the policy agenda of the Atlantic community, and explore concrete ways to modernize transatlantic relations and partnerships with a changing Africa. 

Under the theme “Africa in the Atlantic: Tow Time for Action”, this year’s edition will take place at a time when the world faces considerable challenges from the mutations of globalization to populism, to stubborn unemployment and migration pressures, to the persistence of terrorism and extremism. But against this backdrop, there are also opportunities ranging from multilateral cooperation to the energy revolution, from generational change and soft anti-radicalization strategies to the digital revolution and innovations in agriculture, infrastructure and governance.

Under the theme “Africa in the Atlantic: Time for Action”, this year’s edition potential sessions will include: 

• Rethinking partnerships between Atlantic Superpowers and Africa 
• Transatlantic security dialogue 
• Agriculture  and food security in the Southern Atlantic
• Making Africa the Atlantic engine of growth
• The green energy revolution across latitudes
• Jobs in times of automation and artificial intelligence
• The role of the Atlantic in bridging Africa’s financing gap
• Integrating South Atlantic Industries in Global Supply Chains
• Digital technology at the service of education
• Walking the Talk of entrepreneurial policies 
• The role of infrastructure in African integration
• Policies to unleash the full potential of the demographics of youth
• Africa’s natural resources and geopolitical realities
• Moving the relationship forward of India and China in the southern Atlantic

 

Navigate through Atlantic Dialogues 2016 Plenary Sessions

Keep me informed

Pages

Subscribe to FeedRSS Subscribe to BlogRSS Subscribe to PublicationsRSS Subscribe to EventsRSS Subscribe to AllRSS