The programme was launched on Saturday in Guelmim at a regional training meeting on the second phase of the “programme for the integration of the environmental dimension into the programmes of local authorities, civil society associations and schools”, which was launched for the benefit of a number of elected representatives and local community actors and is the result of a partnership agreement between the Amazigh League for Human Rights and the State Secretariat for Sustainable Development, with the support of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP).
Speaking on this occasion, the Regional Director of Environment, Mohamed Ait Attou, highlighted Morocco’s adoption of a development model based on respect for the environment and responsible use of natural resources, noting that the structural projects launched by King Mohammed VI aim in particular to promote energy efficiency and support the process of sustainable development.
In this regard, he reported that the Guelmim-Oued Noun Regional Strategy for Environment and Sustainable Development (2019-2020) is being developed as part of the implementation of the National Strategy for Sustainable Development, validated by the Government Council in June 2017.
According to Ait Attou, the future strategy of Guelmim-Oued Noun will update and develop a regional report, as well as an action plan for ecological qualification to accompany the regional development plan and the action programmes of the local authorities and the provincial council.
This includes promoting the participatory approach and working towards the implementation of several environmental projects that meet the needs of the population and contribute to improving their situation.