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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

48 Days Left to Plant Trees

Dear Friend, Between now and the last day of March, we have just 48 days to plant trees that will bear fruit and sustainable livelihoods for generations. When we think of that young child, 50

Reflecting on a Day of Planting

By Nic Pantelick HAF Volunteer My Tree Planting Day began with a rain-soaked Marrakech morning. For the first time since I had arrived in Morocco, I felt the chill of winter cutting through me. Th

Growing Hope in Touama Village

Nic Pantelick HAF Volunteer Yesterday, I traded the sprawling city of Marrakech for the rolling foothills and winding roads of the Moroccan countryside. Watching this buzzing metropolis retreat th

Presenting at the International Renewable and Sustainable Energy Conference 2019

By Kerstin Opfer HAF’s Operations Manager We are living in a time where humankind faces an unprecedented challenge – it is the warmest it has ever been on earth since human presence. The dange

Preserving the Landscapes of the Azzadene Valley

HAF Intern In recent years in Morocco, the succession of droughts, floods, unusual temperatures, negative changes of ecosystems and productive sectors, and fragile economic conditions are unlike prev

Multi-Stakeholder Partnerships (MSP) as a Facilitating Tool for the Process of Ndcs in the Arab Region

By Imane Akhezzane Project Manager As a part of a multi-stakeholder partnerships (MSP) project on renewable energy in Morocco, the High Atlas Foundation (HAF) facilitated a conference of Climate A

A Kick-off for a Decentralized Energy Transition

By Alissa Brenn HAF intern and graduate student at Zurich University of Applied Sciences The Kingdom of Morocco has set high goals: According to the country’s energy strategy, 52% of its energy

How to Achieve a Decentralised, Participatory and People-Centred Energy Transition Towards 100% Renewables on the African Continent?

By Kerstin Opfer, High Atlas Foundation Electricity and energy are two of the key challenges in Africa - 2/3 of Africa’s population still has no access to electricity. Additionally electricity de

Revitalizing the Global Partnership for Sustainable Development

Morocco is on its way to being the hub of solar energy in Africa. Brooklyn Wenbo Wu HAF Intern Promoting the use of solar energy is an effective way which not only provides more access to afforda

Civil Society Matters to the Sustainable Development Goals

– Civil Society Matters to the Sustainable Development Goals, Global Research, by Peter Jacques (Visiting Expert), 8 February 2019. •  Arabic: Al-Watan Voice, 16 February 2019.Life and

Excursion to the Ourika Valley with Participants of the “Kickoff Conference for Decentralization of Renewable Energy in Morocco”

By Celina Böhmer and Kerstin Opfer Last week the High Atlas Foundation in partnership with Germanwatch, a German NGO dedicated to global equity and people’s livelihoods, conducted a kick-off works

Tree Bien! a Few Final Words on My Internship with HAF

Manon Burbidge Lund University HAF Intern - Marrakech As the sun sets on my three months with the High Atlas Foundation in Marrakech, I return to the experiences I have had, the lessons I have le

Morocco Environment and Sustainability News Round-Up: 10th-18th January

Manon Burbidge Lund University HAF Intern - Marrakech Morocco to Invest $14bn in Renewable Energy Morocco is working towards achieving its goal of 52% renewable energy by 2030 by putting $14bn o

Who Likes Trash?

HAF Intern (from Germany) I was excited about my first field visit and about getting to know what the High Atlas Foundation’s work looks like in action, because before starting my internship, I onl

Morocco Sustainability and Environment News Round-up 20.12 – 31.12

Manon Burbidge Lund University, Sweden HAF Inter- Marrakech French Development Agency Lends €50 Million to Improve Moroccan Water Supply The Moroccan Electricity and Drinking Water Bureau (ON

Morocco Environmental News Round-up 26th November- 14th December

By Manon Burbidge Lund University, Sweden Marrakech Morocco Loses $174m Annually Due to Climate Change The Global Climate Risk Index 2019, published on 27th November, revealed that over the peri

Action on Migration at the Global Forum on Migration and Development in Marrakech

Manon Burbidge Lund University, Sweden Marrakech On the morning of 6th December 2018, I got the chance to attend a panel at the 11th Global Forum for Migration and Development (GFMD), this yea