Canada supported projects in Morocco


During his visit to Morocco, the Honourable François-Philippe Champagne, Minister of Foreign Affairs, announced 2 Canada-supported projects totalling more than $13.9 million. The projects will address priorities shared by Canada and Morocco, including women’s economic empowerment and entrepreneurship and sustainable economic development.

Development of forestry cooperatives and empowerment of women in the Middle Atlas ($8.2 million over 5 years)

In partnership with the Société de coopération pour le développement international [international development cooperation society], this project will support the integration of women in economic activities related to growing rosemary and cedar. It will include programs on the importance and benefits of egalitarian relationships within households, literacy and women’s leadership and administrative management. These programs will be coupled with fields of study combining technical agri-environmental considerations and climate change adaptation, as well as gender awareness.

Empowering women through sustainable entrepreneurship ($5.7 million over 5 years)

In partnership with Care Canada, this project aims to strengthen the capacity of new enterprises and the acceleration of existing cooperatives. The goal is to create profitable and sustainable economic enterprises with opportunities for women in the labour market.

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