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April 6, 2017

USAID/Morocco Mission Director Dana Mansuri joined UIR President Noureddine Mouaddib and NDI Morocco Director Slobodan Milic in signing a Memorandum of Understanding that outlines the participation of UIR in an USAID’s “Ajiw Tcharko” extracurricular program focusing on civic and political education. As part of her opening remarks, Dana Mansuri sparked a conversation by saying, "Over 200 years ago, it was youth just like you who helped create democracy in the United States. I congratulate you for your interest in this program; it will help you understand what your government is doing and how you can engage with it to help change things for the better."

January 23, 2017

The woman-owned Al Ouaha cooperative produces date jelly in Morocco's Errachidia province but the arid region faces challenges such as plant diseases, lack of water, and poverty. With USAID assistance, the cooperative has expanded sales and employees, and has added new products such as medicinal plants and olive oil.

January 17, 2017

USAID Morocco opened its first vocational training Career Center in Casablanca on December 27th, 2016. The center was inaugurated by the Ambassador of the United States in Morocco, Dwight L. Bush Sr and the Minister of National Education and Vocational Training, Rachid Benmokhtar Benabdellah, as well as the Director of the Office of Vocational Training and Employment Promotion (OFPPT), Larbi Bencheikh. In attendance were the heads of training departments, officials from the General Confederation of Moroccan Companies (CGEM) and representatives of the Casablanca - Settat region.

August 16, 2016

Without career guidance in universities and vocational training centers, Moroccan youth miss the opportunity to make informed choices about their career trajectories, resulting in choosing jobs located in sectors with minimal prospects for future advancement. In response to these challenges, USAID designed the Career Center program, which assists students and graduates to make the transition from education to employment.

A sewing class offered as part of the FORSATY Program's vocational training program.
August 5, 2016

The United States Government, through USAID, is working closely with different political actors – political parties, government entities, civil society organizations (CSO), and civil society as a whole – to help them build their capacities, facilitate citizen participation, and ensure sustainable participatory governance.