Drâa-Tafilalet creates the Association of Experts and Researchers to promote regional development

Forum des Experts et des Chercheurs de la régions Drâa-Tafilalet

The new region Drâa-Tafilalet, which emerged from the 2015 Moroccan territorial reform and has recently joint ORU Fogar, has created the Association Drâa-Tafilalet of Experts and Researchers, with a view to establishing a sustainable regional development program for the province. One of its first actions is, in the context of the COP22 preparations, the organisation together with the Regional Council of a forum on the impact of climate change on Oasis, to be held on the 28th and 29th of May in Ouarzazate.

The Association, structured around six thematic committees, was created during the first Forum of Experts and Researchers of the Drâa Tafilalet region, held in Erfoud on the 26th and 27th of March 2016. Untitled “Scientific Research and Knowledge at the region’s service” and driven by Elhabib Choubani, President of the new Region, the forum gathered more than 800 participants (researchers, regional elected representatives, university officials), from 30 countries.

The aim of the association is to bring together the expertise associated to this territory in a common view: the effective participation and the implementation of a strategy allowing a long-lasting sustainable development of the region. Tayeb Sadiki, Professor at the International University of Rabat, was elected president of this new association that is already working on the development program, on the basis of the needs and priorities study with a view to promoting the region’s development.



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