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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

Morocco Environment News Summary 12-23rd November

Manon Burbidge HAF Intern- Marrakech Lund University, Sweden Morocco Launches Climate Finance Expertise Programme at “Africities” Conference The Kingdom of Morocco announced a national strat

Morocco Environment News Summary for W/b 5th November

Manon Burbidge HAF Intern- Marrakech Lund University, Sweden Eco-Friendly Public Transport in Safi The urban commune of Safi announced that it would be introducing eco-friendly buses into the

Final Report for Morocco Assignment

By Mark Apel, Former Peace Corps Volunteer 31/05/2016 First, I would like to take this opportunity to thank Yossef and the staff, volunteers and interns for the opportunity to join HAF’s work

Women and Trees – Simplicity for the Sake of the Planet

By Mark Apel, Former Peace Corps Volunteer This spring, I had the privilege of volunteering in Morocco for the High Atlas Foundation (HAF), a US 501(c)(3) and Moroccan non-profit organization that

HAF Action Efforts at the Cop22 in Marrakech, Morocco (Nov. 7-18, 2016)

With the 22nd Conference of the Parties (COP 22) to the UNFCCC right around the corner, the High Atlas Foundation is mobilizing its partnerships, networks and beneficiary community to highlight the ex

WECAN Event November 14

MEDIA ADVISORY FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE October 6, 2016 Contact: Emily Arasim Communications Coordinator Women’s Earth and Climate Action Network +1 (505) 920-0153 emily@wecaninternational.org

HAF Invitation for Wecan Event 14 November

Women Leading Solutions on the Frontlines of Climate Change – Marrakech Join the Women’s Earth and Climate Action Network on November 14, 2016 for Women Leading Solutions on the Frontlines of

A Weaving Cooperative to Empower Women in Ighil village

Transitioning to a green economy compliant with ecological balances and capable of opening new opportunities for wealth creation and sustainable jobs, has become part of a major objective of the new s

HAF Team Impressions of COP22

Montasser Namouji HAF Intern-Journalist Inside the High Atlas Foundation’s operating office, I personally feel the family and responsibility spirit, which are motivating everyone to do their own b

“Ethics in Action”: An Event with Ban Ki Moon

By Ryan Lenz High Atlas Foundation Volunteer “Everything will seem easier after this,” proclaimed Professor Jeffrey Sachs to the outgoing General Secretary Ban Ki Moon at an event in New York,

Evaluating Sami’s Project: Trees for Schoolchildren

With the annual tree planting event on January 16th upon us, HAF used the opportunity to evaluate the past three planting seasons. HAF wishes to constantly grow and change for the better and part of

Planting Seeds

  Tim Ager Vising Engineering Expert   USAID Farmer-to-Farmer Program My image of Morocco was dry, a desert, and not a place of agricultural growth.  I was surprised by the vast olive groves and

HAF Promotes Tree Planting and Value-Addition for Rural Farmers in Morocco

Gregory Sullivan, HAF Visiting Expert International Executive Service Corps (IESC) USAID’s Farmer to Farmer Program April 18 to May 5, 2017 The High Atlas Foundation (HAF) in Morocco is using innov

Coming of Age in Tassa Ouirgane

– Coming of Age in Tassa Ouirgane, Modern Ghana, by Mark Apel (Community Extension Expert), 17 May 2017. • Arabic: Al Bayader, 7 July 2017. By Mark Apel- USAID Farmer to Farmer Volunteer

Women and the Participatory Approach to Achieve Professional Work

By Amina El Hajjami, HAF Project Manager High Atlas Foundation, Marrakesh Office  8 June, 2017  Moroccan women play a crucial role in the development of the community on a local and professiona

HAF’s future project in Youssoufia

Among the upcoming projects with communities in Morocco, HAF is seeking to create a big industrial unit in the Youssoufia province. The unit will be a big factory of apple cider vinegar.  The prov