Washington DC - The Council for the Moroccan Community Abroad (CCME), through its Working Group “Administration, Users’ Rights and Public Policies” will hold a colloquium on October 23.
Washington DC – The Council for the Moroccan Community Abroad (CCME), through its Working Group “Administration, Users’ Rights and Public Policies” will hold a colloquium on October 23.
The event, which will take place at the Marriott Bethesda Hotel in Bethesda, Maryland, is organized in collaboration with the American Moroccan Legal Empowerment Network (AMLEN) (http://amlenetwork.org/), the Alliance for Rule of Law Promotion & Alternative Dispute Resolution (ARPA) (http://www.arpainternational.org/).
The one-day event will address the theme: “From July 2011 to July 2015, the Moroccan Constitution at the dawn of its effective implementation.”
The Conference will debate the Constitution implementation vis-à-vis the Diaspora, through the case of the U.S.
“As Moroccan-Americans, we are very motivated to bridge the gap between Morocco and the U.S. to ensure that our policy makers in Morocco perceive this community as a vital partner to the development of Morocco,” Nadia Serhani, CCME Member, told Morocco World News.
More than four years into its passage, it is important not to be content with the words inscribed in the constitution, but, more importantly, their realization. The existing mechanisms of Diaspora engagement, while positive, are insufficient if not integrated in a full-thrown inclusive strategy, premised in an inclusive policy framework for conducive engagement to the Moroccan-American community.
“This inaugural one day event has the potential to empower the Diaspora in the U.S. in wavering the implementation of the constitution’s articles that tackle diaspora engagement in development of their home country,” noted ARPA’s President Leila Hanafi.
The feedback of Moroccans in the U.S. will be essential to concluding this consultative process. Morocco World News will be covering this colloquium to highlight on the concerns, ideas, feedback, and recommendations of Moroccan Americans.