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Integrating Advocacy and Women’s Empowerment: Imagine Workshop in Sefrou

 Imagine Empowerment Workshop participants in Sefrou on June 1, 2021. By: Zineb Mellouki, Clinician, USMBA Legal Aid Clinic Over a period of four days, from June 1-4, 2021, the High Atlas Fou

Community Tree Planting Will Lead Morocco Into the Future

Webster Hill HAF-UVa Intern The terrain of Morocco provides the opportunity to achieve tremendous agricultural and environmental results. The High Atlas Foundation (HAF) plants fruit trees a

Introducing a new essay on Moroccan decentralization and renewable energy

By HAF staff The consequences of environmental degradation extend far past a loss of natural resources or fragile ecosystems. The livelihoods, well-being, and health of people across the worl

Making the Farmer King: Why Fair Trade Is a Big Deal

Making the Farmer King: The Need to Shift Our Approach to Agriculture, Morocco World News. By Olufunmilayo Aiyegbusi The Hague, Netherlands Looking through my grandfather's diary 25 years

Together, for Earth and for Morocco

Dear friends, It is a special time of year - and a special week. We are celebrating the earth, our volunteers and partners, and the holy month of Ramadan. With the close of the planting

Offsets in Lockdown: Why COVID-19 Calls for Social Global Carbon Credits

A Unified Emissions Trading System By Finn Grundmann With a value of $299 billion, the trade of carbon credits has become one of the fastest growing markets globally. But with growth comes com

Blooming Morocco: One Argan Seed at a Time

Blooming Morocco: One Argan Seed at a Time, Morocco World News, By Zuha Afzal – HAF-UVA Intern. Zuha Afzal – HAF-UVA Intern [embed]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TX_0mbIirJA&t[/embed]

Decentralization of Renewable Energies: Akrich is the First Step of Many

By Zainab Hachoumi, HAF Intern Kaoutar Ait Lahaj, HAF Program Coordinator The general assembly of the Moroccan Platform for the Decentralization of Renewable Energies visiting Akrich. The High At

Achieving Environmental and Economic Sustainability Through Community-Based Natural Resource Management

Shivani Lakshman HAF-UVA Intern Lake Ifni at the Toubkal National Park; Morocco's oldest and largest protected area. Courtesy of the High Atlas Foundation, 2018. The Moroccan government rec

Factors Affecting the Essential Provision of Clean Water

Megan Williams HAF-IVA Intern According to the World Health Organization, in 2017, 5.3 billion people used safely managed drinking-water services located on premises, available when needed,

Achieving Environmental and Economic Sustainability Through Community-Based Natural Resource Management

Shivani Lakshman HAF-UVA Intern The Moroccan government recently laid out a new forestry strategy intended to meet five major goals: sustain natural resources in forests and National Parks, engage

Youth and Environment: Tree planting with schools in Ouezzane province

Karam-Yane Azzabi HAF Program Coordinator It was with great enthusiasm that we - Karam-Yane Azzabi and Mohamed El Kadiri - travelled to Ouezzane on March 12th, in order to distribute trees to sc

Agonss, a Life Between Meadows and Snow

By Zineb Laadam Farmer-to-Farmer, Morocco Despite weakening bodies, with grey hair and clenched faces, these people are still closely committed to their work with all dedication and sincerit

FENELEC: Renewable Energy in a Moroccan Jewish Community-Managed Nursery

[embed]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kHUi2cFvVmY[/embed] Kaoutar Ait Lahaj Social Media Program Coordinator On Sunday, February 20, 2021, the High Atlas Foundation inaugurated the solar wat

HAF Celebrates Tree Planting Day 2021 with the People of Morocco

La HAF Célèbre La Journée De Plantation D’arbres 2021 Avec Le Peuple Marocain, World News, By Sanae Benaadim. • Arabic: World News, 11 February 2021. Sanae Benaadim HAF’s Office Manager

Omaima Khalil El Fanne, Dakira Cultural Coordinator

Omaima Khalil El Fanne, Dakira Cultural Coordinator Omaima Khalil El Fanne joined the High Atlas Foundation team as a Cultural Field Coordinator for the USAID Religious and Ethnic Minorities Activity

HAF to Plant Trees in Morocco on Martin Luther King Day

Elizabeth Jay Program Manager | Digital Strategist  Martin Luther King Day falls in the middle of the High Atlas Foundation’s tree-planting season, the most fertile time of year in Morocco.

Meet Hajiba Boumasmar, Program Coordinator of the High Atlas Foundation

Meet Hajiba Boumasmar, Program Coordinator of the High Atlas Foundation, freskincare. The High Atlas Foundation The High Atlas Foundation (HAF) is an American-Moroccan nonprofit that focu

Karam-Yane Azzabi, Program Coordinator

Karam-Yane Azzabi, Program Coordinator Karam-Yane Azzabi is a university student, earning a Master of Social Economy and Sustainable Development. He started as a  HAF volunteer in 2016 and joined

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 awa

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-cent

Mobilizing Decentralized, Participatory Energy Transition in Morocco

Mobilizing Decentralized, Participatory Energy Transition in Morocco, Eurasia Review, By Kerstin Opfer, Yossef Ben-Meir, Imane Akhezzane, and Marine Pouget. • Arabic: Al-Watan Voice, 27 Septe

High Atlas Foundation’s Errachid Montassir Wins the 2020 International Open Eye 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 Volunte

Haf’s Fruit Tree Nurseries Vision: Fes Province

Tree Monitoring Officer Caption: HAF nurseries, Fes province: tree-planting  skills build good members of society The High Atlas Foundation (HAF) uses land given in-kind by the High Commiss

My Experience with Grant Writing for the High Atlas Foundation

HAF Intern – UVA student As this was my first opportunity working on a grant proposal, I did not know much about the content and format of proposals previously; however, I knew that writin

South-South Youth Cooperation

HAF Project Manager South-South regional blocs led the world to go through a major economic and political transformation over the last two decades. The advances, particularly in the South, ha

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 actio

Contributing to Sustainable Development and Saving the Earth by Planting Trees

HAF Trees Monitoring Officer Earth is greatly negatively affected by climate change. This is observed through rising sea levels, hurricanes, floods, forest fires, and other adverse environmental

Miracle Season

Dear Friend, I have often felt that each project is a miracle, literally. When we look back during times of shared evaluation, who could have known or predicted all the roads we would take or the

Raising Awareness Among Moroccan Pupils

HAF Intern On February 14th, I went with three members of the High Atlas Foundation to a primary school near the town of El Gara in the Berrechid Province. During this day, two workshops were org