Webinar on the subject of “Reducing Territorial Disparities”
Territorial disparities are at the centre of the debates among political decision-makers across the globe, including Morocco. With inequalities in health care, education, job opportunities, infrastructure, and urbanism, the territories show significant disparities that continue to deepen over time.
Even though Morocco has made progress in terms of development at the national level, notably by reducing poverty, improving public access to basic infrastructure, and providing support for revenue-generating activities, development gaps among the 12 regions—and within the regions themselves—still exist. There is also a significant gap between urban and rural zones. The latter continue to suffer from major deficiencies in terms of access to basic social services, infrastructure, and equipment.
As such and in order to address issues related to disparities among Morocco’s territories, the CDG Group Institute and the Direction Générale des Collectivités Territoriales have organized, on Wednesday, November 2, 2022, a webinar under the theme of “Reducing regional disparities”. Participants included:
- Hro Abrou, President of the Draâ Tafilalet region
- Abdelaziz Adidi, Professor of higher education and ex-director of the Institut National de l’Aménagement et de l’Urbanisme
- Said Laith, Director of Development of Rural Space and Mountain Areas, Ministry of Agriculture, Maritime Fisheries, Rural Development and Water and Forests
- Pascal Collange, Country Manager for Morocco, Africa Department of the French Development Agency (AFD)