Yossef Ben-Meir, Author at Morocco World News
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Yossef Ben-Meir

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Dr. Yossef Ben-Meir has been dedicated to the field of international development since he joined the Peace Corps as a volunteer in the High Atlas Mountains of Morocco in 1993. In 2000, he co-founded the High Atlas Foundation and served as president of the Board of Directors until January 2011, and since has been president of operations. Dr. Ben-Meir was a member of the faculty at the School of Humanities and Social Sciences at Al Akhawayn University in Ifrane, Morocco (2009-10). In 2003, he was a research fellow at the American Institute of Maghrib Studies in Morocco. Yossef was also an Associate Peace Corps Director (1998-99), managing the agriculture and environment program in Morocco. Dr. Ben-Meir holds a PhD in sociology from the University of New Mexico (2009) where he also taught, an MA in international development from Clark University (1997), and a BA in economics from New York University (1991).

Accelerating Sustainable Development Toward 2030

Accelerating Sustainable Development Toward 2030
Marrakech - Taken together, the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) – contained in U.N. Resolution 70/1 involving the 194 member states and civil society...

How to Implement Sustainable Development Global Vision

New York - One critical sustainable development goal is the strengthening of the means by which nations can implement the overall sustainable development global...

Implementing the U.N.’s Sustainable Development Goals

New York - After fifteen years of nations pursuing the Millennium Development Goals established by the United Nations, representatives of the member states, along...

Racial Reconciliation Leads to Prosperity

Marrakech - Much of my professional life involves applying democratic, participatory decision-making methods in order to catalyze and bring to fruition human development initiatives....

Happy Tears: Human Connection Leading to Human Development

Marrakech - We may know - perhaps even at first hand - of a gap in society whose presence causes pain for countless individuals. ...

How to Plant Morocco’s Billion Trees

Marrakech - Now is the planting season.  As the Moroccan people do the best they can to plant trees and herbs that will enhance...

Participatory Stimulus, a New Approach to Create Economic Development

Moroccan Craftsman
Marrakech - The election results in Greece have again elevated the debate across Europe between proponents of austerity and stimulus. Which approach – either...

Moroccan Decentralization: Step by Step

New York - There is a growing move around the world on the part of national governments to decentralize decision-making authority relating to human...

Morocco and South-South Unity

King Mohammed VI completed a four-nation Africa trip deepening Morocco’s relations with other countries in the region. Photo- MAP
New York - The reign of King Mohammed VI is in the process of being framed by a number of progressive and productive pillars. Among...

Mountain Life on Mountain Day 2014

New York - It may be that, more than any other terrain, mountain regions exemplify a particular paradox – that of dense poverty coexisting...

A Radical Rethink: Aligning People’s and Donors’ Priorities

New York - With the enormous diversity of social contexts where development interventions take place, one might imagine it would be extremely difficult to...

Development Visions to Eradicate Extreme Poverty

Eradicate Extreme Poverty in Morocco
Marrakech - The world’s most extreme poor are located primarily in rural places. Clearly, people’s proximity (or lack of) to city centers of decision-making,...

Organic Agriculture: Will the ‘Meek’ Inherit the Earth?

Marrakech - The practice of organic agriculture combines traditional methods with today’s knowledge of health and environmental sustainability.  In Morocco it is generally observed...

Decentralization is Key to Implement Community Development in Arab Spring Countries

Marrakech - To sustainably advance human development and political stability, Arab Spring countries should decentralize to sub-national levels the resources necessary to catalyze and...

Building World Peace to Advance Local Development

Marrakech - The condition of mutually enforcing bottom-up social development movements and enabling top-down laws, policies and treaties, assist ever more people and groups...

Engaging Youth on Democracy: Optimism Supplants Frustration

New York - This 2014 day of democracy brings to the fore a great question - that begs an answer - facing the youth...

Morocco’s 15th Anniversary of Sustainable Human Development

New York - In terms of sustainable human development, the story of Morocco - now celebrating the fifteenth anniversary of the accession of King...

Decentralizing Municipalities in Morocco and Arab Spring Countries

New York - Decentralization _ as a way of structuring public administration, in order to give local people and communities more control over their...