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Une initiative marocaine pour transformer des situations conflictuelles en sources de cohésion communautaire

Par Nathan Park, MarrakechLes migrations internationales de l’Afrique subsaharienne vers l’Europe et les États-Unis ont connu une forte croissance au cours de la dernière décennie. Ces tendances migratoires, en particulier vers l’Europe, influencent directement les schémas de migration vers d’autres pays d’Afrique du Nord.Les facteurs spécifiques « attirants-répulsifs » liés à ces migrations varient selon

بعد عمر متقدّم في تاسا ويركـــان (Tassa Ouirgane)

بقلم: مارك أبل، برنامج مزارع لمزارع ومتطوّع في مؤسسة الأطلس الكبير كنت خلال الفترة مابين 1985 – 1986 متطوعا ً بهيئة السّلام وأعيش في وادي عزّ الدين حيث كنت أعمل لصالح المديرية الاقليمية للمياه و الغابات و محاربة التصحر بالمغرب لدراسة وإحصاء آخر ما قد يكون من قطعان المغرب البريّة البربريّة. هذه القطعان البريّة من

يخلق المتطوعون أفاق جديدة

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بقلم السيد يوسف بن مير، رئيس مؤسسة الأطلس الكبير  تبدأ كل تجربة جديدة بمسار شيده شخص ما، و الذي أعطى من وقته و قوته و فكره، و كذا اهتمامه دون أي مقابل مادي، كل ذلك من أجل أناس يبحثون عن تغيير حقيقي. قد يبدأ المتطوع الذاتي رحلته من خلال الاهتمام الكلي بالمجهول، و بالإيمان اللامحدود

هل يمكن للنهج المغربي أن يلهم ثورة تنمية؟

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بقلم: جوليا العقاد مراكش أسفرت عقود الصراع وديناميات السلطة المعقدة ، بين المجتمعات اليهودية والمسلمة عن نفور عميق تجاه المشاركة الثقافية. وهذا لا يزال يعرقل العلاقات المتعددة الأعراق في جميع أنحاء منطقة الشرق الأوسط وشمال أفريقيا. ومع ذلك ، لا يزال التاريخ غني بالتنوع العرقي والديني يشكل تجسيدا لا ينفصم عن الأجواء الثقافية في المغرب.

Stunning Turnout for Reception at Ambassador Mekouar’s

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On the evening of Friday, June 23rd in Washington, DC, His Excellency Aziz Mekouar, Moroccan Ambassador to the United States, and the Board of Directors of the High Atlas Foundation hosted a reception to raise awareness and support for fruit tree planting projects with rural Moroccan communities. The reception was held at the home of

HAF PLANTS 80,500 TREES THIS PLANTING SEASON

This planting season HAF worked with rural Moroccan communities and its partners to plant 80,500 fruit saplings and trees – this represents the most trees we have planted in any planting season to date! As part of the Kate Jeans-Gail Memorial Tree Nursery we planted 60,000 saplings with community members in the Tifnoute Valley of

June 23rd in Washington, DC

On the evening of Friday, June 23rd in Washington, DC, His Excellency Aziz Mekouar, Moroccan Ambassador to the United States, and the Board of Directors of the High Atlas Foundation hosted a reception to raise awareness and support for fruit tree planting projects with rural Moroccan communities. The reception was held at the home of

Happy Hour May 18th at Casablanca Tea Room

Please join High Atlas Foundation Board Members, Event Committee members and friends for Happy Hour at the Casablanca Tea Room (details below) on Mercer Street on Thursday, May 18th, from 6:00 to 7:30pm. Everyone is welcome. Please forward this email to anyone you think might be interested and rsvp to lafanning@hotmail.com. Hope to see you there!

Trees, Irrigation, and Women’s Cooperatives

This 2006 planting season, the High Atlas Foundation funded the planting of 5,000 fruit trees in the Rural Communes of Ait Mohamed and Ouirgane, in the Province of Marrakech.  About 100 rural families received the trees (almond and olive), which will generate transformative socio-economic benefits after six years.  Tree planting was ranked by these communities

Plant a Tree!

With the planting season just around the corner, it is time to call out – Plant a Tree. Our project goal for this initiative (which also includes potable water) is an ambitious $500,000. Benefits for communities involved in this project include income diversification and employment, ecosystem restoration, technical capacity building, diversification of household diets, the

“Kick-Off” Reception a Huge Success

To all who were part of the High Atlas Foundation’s “Kick-off” Reception in New York City, we sincerely thank you.  We are thrilled to tell you that we had over 140 guests and achieved our fundraising goal – $20,000!  The proceeds will go towards an irrigation and tree-planting project in the Ait Wafqa Commune near

Peace Corps Volunteers Remain Committed to Morocco

American Peace Corps Volunteers in Morocco spend two years living and working at the local level – often in very remote areas. They live with families and create projects that meet the needs of the communities, in the areas of health and sanitation, maternal child health, agriculture, and environmental sustainability. A typical project might involve

HAF President and Vice President Meet with the Moroccan Ambassador, Peace Corps Director, and National Peace Corps Association

Jason Ben-Meir and Liz Fanning traveled to Washington, DC, on Friday, July 22, 2005, for a series of meetings around the upcoming reception and gala events in New York City.  They met with Ambassador Aziz Mekouar at the Moroccan Embassy.  They updated the Ambassador on the progress of the reception set for September 15 at

HAF Plants 7,000 Apple and Cherry Trees with Ten Villages

On Friday March 18, 2005, the High Atlas Foundation, working in partnership with USAID, Morocco’s Ministry of Waters and Forests, and the Marrakech 21 Foundation, distributed 7,000 apple and cherry trees to ten rural villages in the Marrakech Province. US Ambassador to Morocco Thomas Riley provided the funding and critical leadership to the project. This

ORGANIC NURSERIES, ORGANIC FRUITS

By William Nichols  F2F Volunteer  Land O’Lakes International I am a late career American businessman.  Currently I spend up to half of each year volunteering with NGOs in developing and middle income countries.  I assist across a range of business disciplines (marketing, sales, strategic planning, and organizational improvement.) Over the past eight years I have

STRIVING FOR A GREEN WORLD, ONE PLANT AT A TIME

By Said Bennani HAF Project Manager The successful partnership between the High Atlas Foundation (HAF) and Ecosia, a social business based in Germany, provides a special example of the utility of such unions, evidenced in the project for sustainable development in Moroccan communities. The idea of sustainability development stems from people’s participation in their own