ALDA’s Moroccan members on the move!
On 15 July, the first group meeting of ALDA’s Moroccan members, coordinated by Mohammed Salhi, Ambassador of ALDA, took place at the “Faculté des sciences de l’éducation - Université Mohammed V” in Rabat.
The meeting was introduced by the welcoming speech by Mohammed Salhi, Ambassador of ALDA and Observing expert of ALDA Governing Board, and followed by a session aiming at knowing each other, including the field of action, past, present and future activities of each member. Goal of the meeting was a better coordination and analysis of the potentialities and expertise of the different civil society organisations and local authorities involved, so that a strategy for the future joint actions can be drafted.
The assembly saw the participation of the Urban Municipality of Tétouan, the Faculty of Educational Sciences, AMAPPE – the Moroccan Association supporting the promotion of small companies, the Council of the Civil Society for the follow-up of the management of public affairs of Larache, Réseau d’Oriental pour la Promotion et l’Appui d’Initiatives de l’Economie Sociale et Solidaire (ROPAIESS), Espace Marocain de l’Economie Sociale, Solidaire et Environnementale (EMESSE), Association Régionale de Développement Economique et Social (ARDES), Réseau Marocain d’Economie Sociale et Solidaire (REMESS), Réseau des Associations de Développement (RADEV), AMGM - Girls Matter Morocco, and the Association ENSEN as a guest.
The Secretary General of ALDA, Antonella Valmorbida, attended the meeting via Skype, feeding the debate on the strategy of ALDA and the added value of the joint cooperation of all members of the organisation.
During the meeting, the role of Mohammed Salhi as coordinator and spokesperson of the Moroccan group of members of ALDA was unanimously confirmed, and it was also decided that Salhi, together with Ait Haddour, President of AMAPPE, will be responsible for continuing the process of enlargement of the group, by spreading information about their activities to other Associations of Regions and Associations of Municipalities.
As a future step to foster good governance in the Mediterranean area, the Mayor of Tétouan Municipality renewed the wish of the Municipality to host a first LDA in Morocco, and suggested that the next meeting will be held at Colombe Blanche building, most probably during the next ALDA mission to Morocco.
At the end of the meeting, the participants took the opportunity to thank the Dean of the Faculty of Educational Sciences, R. Belhaj Abdelahanine, for his warm welcoming and the fruitful occasion offered while hosting the meeting.