Morocco World News
Casablanca, February 23, 2012
The political and social dynamics contingent to the Arab spring has raised interest across the globe. The Arab countries involved in the democratic transition subsequent to popular uprising are invited to export their ideas and ethics to the world. The British council organizes jointly with the Chatham House, the international training module within the framework of the project “YAANI from February 24 to 26 in Mohammedia, 15 miles (24 Km) northeast of Casablanca.
YAANI project was open to application in December 2011. It aims at training and empowering future political analysts from MENA region countries: Jordan, Egypt, Tunisia, Algeria and Morocco. Participants are initiated to effective research techniques in policy. Thus, they can enhance their ability to scrutinize political news and take part in the democratization of their countries.
This module, which constitutes the second session of the YAANI Policy Lab project, will take place in Morocco, while the third session will be organized in Tunis and the fourth one in Cairo. During this Mohammedia session, participants will go further in the priority themes of the region discussed during the first session held in Casablanca early January 2012. Participants will particularly raise the six following issues: sustainable development, young active people, good governance, education, media, and women.
YAANI set up a personalized program of activities, which includes trainings, practical learning internships, networking opportunities, collaborations, creative residencies… Etc.
This second module will focus more on the study of policy environment. The acquisition of relevant skills will enable the young analysts to discern the pressing issues that need to be addressed in the MENA region politics.
The YAANI project will offer a room for dialogue, collaboration, and research-action all through the Arab world and the United Kingdom. Through investigative work and reflexion, young policy analysts will issue grounded political recommendations susceptible to have a direct and positive impact on their communities. The first YAANI generation is expected to influence decision making in key areas namely employment creation, economic regeneration, social cohesion and policy formulation.
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