Rabat - The Moroccan Delegate Ministry for Moroccans Residing Abroad has announced the organization of a two-day workshop that will convene Moroccan experts, entrepreneurs, and professionals living in France.
Rabat – The Moroccan Delegate Ministry for Moroccans Residing Abroad has announced the organization of a two-day workshop that will convene Moroccan experts, entrepreneurs, and professionals living in France.
The two-day workshop, which will be held in Skhirat near Rabat July 4-5, will discuss ways of “integrating Morocco in the ongoing worldwide digitization of markets.”
“In a context of globalization, the notion of ‘brain drain’ is losing traction; instead, migration is now perceived by many as a source of wealth for both sending and receiving nations… As a result, Moroccan authorities are taking the initiative to mobilize the skills and expertise of Moroccans residing outside of Morocco,” read a press release shared with Morocco World News.
Under the theme “Innovations and New Technologies: Opportunities for Morocco,” the workshop will discuss a wide range of topics mainly related to sustainable development and economic digitization.
The topics will include investment and entrepreneurship, education and digital training, environment and renewable energies, and scientific research and new technologies.
According to the ministry, the workshop is part of a new policy guideline that Moroccan authorities have set for the country’s path to development in the next three to five years: channeling the expertise, international experiences, and technical know-how of Moroccan skilled workers residing abroad.
The overarching goal is not only to equip Morocco with highly-trained and well-equipped human resources for the relentless transformations of the global digital economy, but also to make the country a more attractive destination for foreign investment and cooperation.
Another important goal of the initiative is to reduce the high costs of emigration, the organizers said.
The event is “a platform to facilitate exchange between Moroccan entrepreneurs” and “encourage Moroccan investors residing abroad to play a greater part in the country’s digital development agenda.”
The initiative also promises the creation of professional networks to gather highly-skilled Moroccans (lawyers, physicians, researchers, etc.) practicing their professions in different parts of the world.
The two-day workshop in July is set to be the first of twelve events expected to establish a larger platform to reflect on migration as an opportunity, rather than a danger, tor both sending and receiving countries.