News For the valorisation and conservation of biodiversity: Strategic planning of associative projects.

As part of the Small Initiatives Program of Northern African Civil Society Organizations (PPI-OSCAN) initiated in Morocco in 2015 by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) in partnership with the High Commissioner for Water and Forests and the Fight against Desertification (HCEFLCD), Rabat hosted a training session on 20-23 April 2017 under the theme "Strategic Planning of Associative Projects for the Valorization and Conservation of Biodiversity ".

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Source Mohammed Drihem / L'opinion
Release date 27/04/2017
Geographical coverage Maroc
Keywords Training, NGOs, Planning, Biodiversity

This training session was organized by IUCN and was attended by some twenty associations representing 10 Moroccan associations, supported by the International Union for the Conservation of Nature, from different regions of Morocco. Initiated in partnership with the HCEFLCD, this training in Strategic Planning of Civil Society Organizations focused on the main issues and environmental issues in Morocco as well as on the approaches and tools of territorial diagnosis integrating these environmental issues.

Participants in this training were introduced to the approaches and tools of strategic planning integrating the environmental issues as well as to the follow-up and evaluation steps of the integration of the dimension of the environment in the strategic planning, and Through presentations and workshops for case studies organized for them.

The PPI-OSCAN is a model initiative for the associative work in the field of the environment whose continuing approach makes it possible to accompany the associations in the process of implementation of their projects through a series of thematic formations targeted since The genesis of the project idea to the final evaluation of its impact on the ground.

The diversity of the projects is reflected in a sample of Morocco's major ecosystems, ranging from contributing to the conservation of forest ecosystems such as those of Zerhoune (My Driss Zerhoune) and Perdicaris (Tangier) SIBE, enhancing the biodiversity of parks (Tarfaya) and the High Atlas (Midelt), conservation of aquatic and fish biodiversity through ecological fishing in Lake Agamgam (Ifrane) and Wadi Guigou de Timahdite, conservation of biodiversity Of the Oasis (SIBE of Skoura) and that of Ifrane of the Anti Atlas, as well as the training of young people on ecotourism and environmental education for the valorisation of the SIBE of the Beni Mellal region.

This training was attended by Mr. Maher Mahjoub, IUCN North Africa Program Coordinator, who kindly gave us this statement, stating at the outset that the training that is taking place today From 20 to 23 April in Rabat concerns the ten Moroccan associations benefiting from the PPI-OSCAN program, which is part of a series of trainings carried out and which have been launched since 2015 to support the work of the associations so that they Efficient and reliable actors and enable them to play their full role as actors with a high added value for all projects and initiatives aimed at nature conservation in Morocco.

Strategic planning training will introduce participants to "how to" set up a strategy for their structure with a clear vision and objectives so that they understand better what contribution they can make to society and what added value they can generate to contribute to To solve environmental problems and to be able to act effectively at the level of their respective localities and regions. Capacity building has included training in administrative and financial management, Evaluation, associative management, audit, follow-up of this training on strategic planning and that they foresee another training on communication and how to communicate well the achievements and achievements that the actors of the civil society in Morocco.

Concerning the next step of this bold program to take as a model to follow in terms of supervision and monitoring of projects in Morocco, Maher Mahjoub told us that the next step of this successful model program in Morocco will be marked at the beginning Next May, by organizing a regional meeting to be held in Tunis, Tunisia, from 09 to 11 May 2017, to which all the beneficiary associations of the PPI-OSCAN Program will participate and which will be a good opportunity for These associations come into contact with each other and exchange a little about their achievements and achievements and in particular the types of constraints and problems facing the North African associative fabric and how they can overcome them, On similar themes such as ecotourism around protected areas, beekeeping and Conservation of the Saharan bee and environmental education projects. We will therefore try to put them together in the hope that they will be able to develop new initiatives. Finally, note that the training session was launched in the presence of the Director of the IUCN Mediterranean Center, Antonio Troya, Regional Program Coordinator Officer of the North Africa Program, Maher Mahjoub, and Program Assistant Irene Morell as well as HCEFLCD and PPI-OSCAN Morocco Coordinator.

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