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Dr. Yossef BEN-MEIR Président de la High Atlas Foundation FENELEC is dedicated to supporting the High Atlas Foundation (HAF) in its actions to promote tree nurseries that embody social solidarity. FENELEC is providing the essential solar pumping systems, including pumps, solar panels, control cabinets, and piping. The first two nursery sites that have benefited from

HAF PROPOSALS THAT INTEGRATE INTERFAITH, MULTICULTURALISM AND DEVELOPMENT

Here are six intercultural and interfaith projects in Morocco for which the High Atlas Foundation has full proposals. These projects will assist marginalized communities in meeting their livelihood needs, and embody the Moroccan government’s approach for integrating multiculturalism and local development: Restore four Jewish cemeteries (two in Marrakech region, one in Beni Mellal-Khenifra region and one

USAID FARMER-TO-FARMER LOCAL VOLUNTEER DEVELOPING LOCAL CAPACITIES

HAF USAID Farmer-to-Farmer team and F2F local volunteer meeting with Ms. Hind, the head of public relations for the Mejji Argan Women’s Cooperative, Essaouira province – Meiji rural commune Dec 17, 2020 The High Atlas Foundation (HAF) continues promoting sustainable economic growth, food security, and agricultural development in Morocco through the USAID Farmer-To-Farmer (F2F) program.

SWITCHING TO A SUSTAINABLE AND CIRCULAR BUSINESS MODEL | USMBA LEGAL AID CLINIC, FES

Law students at the Legal Aid Clinic housed at the Faculty of Economic and Social Legal Sciences at University Sidi Mohamed Ben Abdellah participate in a training on Personal Development and Participatory Communication. On November 27, 2020 the Legal Clinic housed at University Sidi Mohamed Ben Abdellah’s Faculty of Economic and Social Legal Sciences in

FAMILY MEDIATION & RECONCILIATION IN MOROCCO | USMBA LEGAL AID CLINIC, FES

Students at the USMBA Legal Aid Clinic in Fes participate in a roleplay exercise designed to allow them to apply their technical knowledge to a case study related to Moroccan family law. On November 7, 2020 the Legal Clinic housed at University Sidi Mohamed Ben Abdellah’s Faculty of Economic and Social Legal Sciences in Fes

LE CADRE CONVENTIONNEL DES DROITS DE L’HOMME AU MAROC

Étudiants en droit participant à un atelier pour les préparer à fournir une aide juridique aux populations mal desservies au Maroc (automne 2019) La notion de droits de l’Homme remonte au 18 siècle, plus précisément à l’époque des Lumières. Cette conception se base sur l’idée que l’Homme tient des droits qui constituent la propriété personnelle,

PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT & PARTICIPATORY COMMUNICATION TRAINING | USMBA LAW CLINIC, FES

Law students at the Faculty of Economic and Social Legal Sciences at University Sidi Mohamed Ben Abdellah participate in a training on Personal Development and Participatory Communication. On October 17th and 24th, 2020 the Legal Clinic housed at University Sidi Mohamed Ben Abdellah’s Faculty of Economic and Social Legal Sciences in Fes (FSJES-USMBA) held a

MIGRATION AND EMPLOYMENT | USMBA LAW CLINIC, FES

Students at University Mohamed Ben Abdellah’s Faculty of Economic and Social Legal Sciences participate in a training on migration and asylum practices in Morocco. On Saturday, November 21, 2020 an expert in the field of migration and asylum conducted a training on Migration and Asylum for students participating in the program to become student clinicians

MOROCCO’S MULTICULTURALISM FOR SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT

Morocco’s Multiculturalism for Sustainable Development, Scoop World, By Yossef Ben-Meir (HAF President). • Arabic: Arab Voice, 24 November 2020. • French: World News, 24 November 2020. One ought not to doubt the Kingdom of Morocco’s abiding sincerity in its commitment to the principles of multiculturalism and to the diverse identities that constitute the whole of this Islamic nation. This embracing on

MIGRATION AND ASYLUM TRAINING | USMBA LAW CLINIC, FES

Program Manager Students, clinic staff, and facilitators pose for a photo following the technical training on migration and asylum practices in Morocco. On Saturday, November 14, 2020, the newly inducted cohort of student clinicians in the Legal Clinic housed at University Sidi Mohamed Ben Abdellah’s Faculty of Economic and Social Legal Sciences in Fes attended

A NEW NURSERY IS COMING TO LIFE

Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist, F2F Program Caption: High Atlas Foundation local USAID Farmer-to-Farmer volunteer Hicham (green shirt) seen in the field COVID-19 impeded the Farmer-to-Farmer Program (F2F) due to travel restrictions preventing U.S. volunteers from traveling overseas. As a solution, USAID encouraged its implementing partners to create paired assignments, linking volunteer experts from the United

PUBLIC PARTICIPATION IN ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION IN JORDAN AND MOROCCO

Caption: MIRRA irrigation project: Farm 2 after repairing the well and the preparations to plant crops on the land Within the framework of a Small Grants’ project that the High Atlas Foundation administers in collaboration with the Bureau of Oceans and International Environmental and Scientific Affairs (OES), the U.S Department of State  (DOS),  to promote

WOMEN’S LEADERSHIP: DRIVING CHANGE

Picture from the webinar Women’s Leadership On October 28th, 2020, the University of Hassan II in partnership with Stevens Initiative launched a webinar on Women’s Leadership: Driving Change. Dr. Driss Ouaouicha, Delegate Minister of Higher Education, opened the webinar by introducing and welcoming the participants as well as the audience. The webinar was mainly about

FAMILY PLANNING: AWARENESS IS KEY

Caption: The invitation to the conference organized by the Center for Middle East Studies During the last week of September, the Center for Middle East Studies at Brown University organized a conference on “Decolonization, Development and State Building in North Africa”. The panels were facilitated by Ph.D. researchers who are interested in the North African

INTERNATIONAL DAY FOR THE ELIMINATION OF VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN: THE VALUE OF MEN AS ALLIES

اليوم العالمي للقضاء على العنف ضد المرأة: عندما يصبح الرجل حليفا لقضية المرأة, Beirut Times, By Errachid Montassir (HAF project manager). Caption: On November 25th, the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women, HAF celebrates its community partners who work tirelessly toward gender equality. November 25th marks the International Day for the Elimination

THE WOMEN FARMERS OF TASSA OUIRGANE NURSERY: FROM SEEDS TO SAPLINGS

HAF Office Manager & Volunteer Coordinator Caption: High Atlas Foundation, Tassa Ouirgane Nursery “Trees are poems the earth writes upon the sky, We fell them down and turn them into paper, That we may record our emptiness.” -Kahlil Gibran I always believed that trees are the source of life for humans. HAF encourages the Moroccan

THE ROLE OF ISLAMIC PHILANTHROPY IN SUPPORTING REFUGEES DURING THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC

HAF Programs Assistant  Caption: BORGEN Magazine is an initiative of The Borgen Project. “To save lives, stay at home!” These words are an injunction to avoid the worst of the health crisis. It was the necessary collective response to the outbreak of a virus whose human-to-human transmission caused the first pandemic of the 21st century.

INTERNATIONAL TOILETS’ DAY: SAVE A LIFE

Caption: November 19th is the UN International Day of Toilets On the 19th of November each year, the United Nations celebrates the International Day of Toilets. This day is meant to raise awareness about the situation of 4.2 billion individuals who do not have access to hygiene services such as toilets and also showcase their

INTERNATIONAL MEN’S DAY: BRIDGING THE GENDER DIVIDE THROUGH WOMEN’S EMPOWERMENT

Errachid Montassir & Said El Bennani HAF Project Managers HAF staff member Hassan Ait Ouatouch  and HAF volunteer Houria Chouhab planting an Argan tree with the members of Mogador Argan Women’s Cooperative in Essaouira – 2019 Photo by: Ilyas Dkhissi The concept of gender as a social construct is often met with resistance. While attempts

HAF’S ERRACHID MONTASSIR WINS THE AMWAJ WATER AND ENERGY MEDIATHON AWARD

Errachid Montassir at the United Nations Headquarters in New York during the Climate Action Summit, September 2019. Errachid Montassir, High Atlas Foundation (HAF) Project Manager and Volunteer Coordinator for the USAID Farmer-to-Farmer Program, won the Water and Energy Award at the Mediathon organized by AMWAJ, CEWAS and Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung. Water and Energy ‘Mediathon’, a capacity-building event,

HOW SKIN CARE TACKLES CLIMATE CHANGE

A wrinkled tree Analogy To care for the people or for your own wellbeing is by no means a contradiction to protecting the environment. While conventional agriculture ensures efficient food production, it still risks the health of many billion people by polluting ground waters, emitting CO2 and further reducing overall biodiversity. But strikingly, the dichotomy

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MOROCCO AT A CROSSROADS: THE TIME IS NOW

Morocco at a Crossroads: The Time Is Now, Qwenu, By Yossef Ben-Meir and Ellen Hernandez. Harnessing the experiences and the history of religious and ethnic minorities in Morocco must be a priority before the holders of that knowledge are lost to time. Moroccan-based civil associations, with the right support, are in an ideal position to gather

HAF PARTNERSHIPS ESSENTIAL TO SUSTAINABLE TREE PLANTING

The High Atlas Foundation relies on its partners for successful sustainable development projects. Public and private, local, national, and international – the agencies, companies, universities, groups, and individuals who support HAF make possible the fulfillment of its mission. By Yossef Ben-Meir The High Atlas Foundation would not have survived for the past twenty years without

COVID-19: FIGHTING HAND IN HAND

Program Coordinator Friends of Europe invitation for the online debate On the 24th of September, a debate about “Health, welfare, and prosperity: an EU-Africa partnership for a people-centered approach to human development” was held as part of the weekly virtual debates that Friends of Europe organized to strengthen the African-European relations. They invited decision-makers from

في اطار رصد وتقييم الأشجار المثمرة بالمؤسسات التعليمية

بقلم: محمد القادري تأتي عملية التتبع والتقييم كأخر مرحلة في المشاريع، بعد الثلات مراحل الأولى ، حيت تعتبر مرحلة مهمة وحاسمة في المسار والأشواط التي يقطعها المشروع، كما تعتبر كركيزة أساسية لانجاح اي مشروع تنموي، من خلال مقارنة الأهدافه بالنتائج، ومعرفة مدى ملائمة المشروع للفئة المستهدفة،  تقف كذلك مرحلة التتبع والتقييم على الفعالية والكفاءة ثم

BRINGING POVERTY TO HEEL

Bringing Poverty to Heel, The New Dawn Liberia, By Yossef Ben-Meir (HAF President). • Arabic: Maghress, 15 Octobre 2020. • French: Libération, 20 Octobre 2020. Agricultural cooperative members planning their local projects in Morocco’s Oujda Region (High Atlas Foundation, 2020). October 17 marks the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty. The commemoration of this day suggests that the way to end poverty

MULTICULTURALISME ET UNITE : UNE ALCHIMIE DONT LE MAROC A LE SECRET

Multiculturalisme et Unité : une alchimie dont le Maroc a le secret, Libération, Par Yossef Ben-Meir et Kati Roumani. Arabic version HOUSE OF LIFE est une initiative agricole innovante dont les implications sont profondes et ont un écho avec l’actualité mondiale. La particularité du programme réside dans son aspect interculturel. HOUSE OF LIFE organise le prêt

CLIMATE LITERACY: EDUCATING THE NEXT GENERATION FOR AN ENVIRONMENTAL REVOLUTION

Earthday’s Climate Literacy webinar  announcement During the last week of September, the Earth Day organization held a webinar entitled “Igniting Climate Literacy: Creating a Citizenry Ready and Willing to Act Now and Build a Sustainable Economic Future” to celebrate the 50th annual Earth Day. Organizers of the event gathered notable panelists from around the world

GLOBAL HANDWASHING DAY: A DAY TO CELEBRATE HEALTHY HYGIENE

Program Coordinator The world is currently suffering from a major pandemic, and the most effective way to control its spread is through healthy hygienic practices — regular hand-washing, the use of face masks, and social distancing. The ongoing COVID-19 crisis has made October 15 one of the most important days of celebration this year: Global