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Monthly Archives: June 2020

التمكين بين الإنجازات و الإكراهات

صورة لاحدى ورشات التمكين التي نظمتها مؤسسة الاطلس الكبير لفائدة ساكنة الاطلس الكبير معظم النساء قبل بداية التمكين تبدو عليهن علامات التوجس في خوض هذه التجربة ، فهي ليست بالأمر الهين بالنسبة لهن إذ تعتبر تجربة جديدة ،وكل جديد يقابل بالرفض في بادىء الأمر خصوصا وأن عامل عدم الثقة يكون مسيطرا بقوة في اللقاء الأول

A Model to Achieve the Model for Development in Morocco

– A Model To Achieve The Model For Development In Morocco, By Yossef Ben-Meir (HAF President). Arabic: Al-Watan Voice, 23 Juin 2020. French version There may be irony in Morocco now reconsidering and revamping its development model, which is its national guiding frameworks for social and environmental fulfillment. I have long been and remain a believer

Haf and the Empowerment of Women and Girls

HAF-F2F program The High Atlas Foundation has, since 2017, conducted 28 Empowerment workshops that are 32 hours each. A total of 755 participants, predominantly women, have benefitted from workshops in Marrakech, Al Haouz, Azilal, Boujdour, Essaouira, Mohammedia, Oujda, Taroudant, and Magouna. As a result, nine new cooperatives were established, which together include 106 members. Evaluation

Haf Is Recruiting Rpcvs to Serve as Volunteer Consultants Through the Farmer-to-Farmer Program

The High Atlas Foundation (HAF) seeks Returned Peace Corps Volunteers (RPCVs) who served in Morocco to return for assignments of two weeks or longer to assist Moroccan cooperatives in their fields of expertise. The assignments are within the framework of the USAID-funded Farmer-to-Farmer (F2F) Program. Volunteers do not need to be farmers in order to

The Role of Technology in Virtual Work

HAF-UVA Intern When I first started the internship for the High Atlas Foundation (HAF), I also had to take a UVA class to complement the internship experience. Our first assignment, Envisioning Your Learning Chart, stated, “it is almost guaranteed that your internship will not be what you expect it to be.” There was no way

World Rainforest Day: Working Towards a Positive Human-Environment Relationship

HAF-UVa Interns World Rainforest Day was started in 2017, with the hope that we take time to collectively recognize the preciousness and the importance of our world’s rainforests and take action to protect and preserve them. This year, World Rainforest Day is being celebrated Monday, June 22, and it is truly worth celebrating everywhere because

How a Parade of Protestors Can Inspire a Worldwide Movement

A young woman rallies the crowd outside the fence of the White House in DC on June 7th. Last Sunday I attended a protest for the Black Lives Matter movement in downtown DC. Despite the heat, hundreds of young people, most wearing masks (to limit spread of COVID-19) and carrying home-made signs, crowded the streets,

What Is Rural Tourism? Opportunities for Development

Celebrating the world environment day, I attended the webinar “What is rural tourism? Opportunities for development” organized by AVOP, who invited two Farmer-To-Farmer volunteers (F2F), Mr. David Visher who is a seasoned Farmer-to-Farmer volunteer, completing 17 assignments in 12 countries, among other accomplishments in academia and with NGOs. And Mrs. Penny Leff who is the statewide Agritourism Coordinator

Reaching Climate Justice

Arabic version A photo taken by Ilyas Dkhissi during a participatory approach meeting with men and women farmers in Fquih Ben Salah province – Beni Mellal region, on Sep, 4th 2019 For decades, climate change has been left to scientists – and they, to their credit, have given us the strong indication we need that