Al Akhawayn University has signed an agreement with the Ministry of the Interior to offer a master’s course in municipal and regional governance.
Rabat – The “territorial management” program, said the dean of the social sciences school, Abdelkrim Marzouk, will offer training for problems in local communities with awareness of geography, ethics, and social background.
The university also signed an agreement with the Moroccan Association of Presidents of Municipal Councils (AMPCC).
In the second agreement, Al Akhawayn offered to train the presidents of local and regional councils, according to Mohamed Boudra, the president of the AMPCC.
Marzouk, who is also the head of the Executive Education Center at Al Akhawayn, said that municipal management skills are the key to improving the performance of local and regional representatives.
Al Akhawayn, based in the Atlas Mountain city of Ifrane, had announced it would introduce an executive master’s in city management designed for officials specializing in the management of regions.
Al Akhawayn signed the agreements November 23 at the Africities Summit in Marrakech.
Marrakech hosted the 8th Africities Summit November 20-24. The theme was the role of local governments in sustainable urbanization in Africa. The Africities Summit also discussed the 2063 Vision of Africa.