Morocco: EU supports promotion of human capital development in green industries

November 8, 2016
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On the sidelines of the 22th UN Conference on Climate Change (COP22), the European Union, in partnership with local and European partners, organised today in Morocco a round table on the new jobs related to climate change.
The event, chaired by the EU Ambassador to Morocco Rupert Joy and Moroccan Minister for Education and Vocational Training Benmokhtar Rachid, was an opportunity to highlight the Moroccan and European experiences in developing training schemes tailored to the needs of the booming green economy.
The European Union is strongly involved in climate change in Morocco, with support across the renewable energy development chain, from institutional reform, training of human capital and the funding of large infrastructure projects (Noor I, II and III). Specifically, the EU has supported since 2015 through the Neighbourhood Investment Facility (NIF), the establishment of three training institutes for jobs in renewable energy and energy efficiency (IFMEREE) in Oujda, Ouarzazate and Tangier. The financial participation of the EU in the form of a donation of 10 million, covers one third of the implementation needs of these institutes.
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EU Neighbourhood Info Centre – Morocco 
EU Delegation to Morocco – website and Facebook page

Countries covered:

  • Morocco