The H2O Maghreb project, a public-private partnership initiative by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), FESTO Didactic, EON Reality, Morocco’s State Secretariat in charge of Vocational Training, and Morocco’s National Office for Drinking Water and Electricity (ONEE), aims to improve industrial and municipal waste water management practices in Morocco, as well as the rest of the Maghreb region in an inclusive and sustainable way.
To achieve the intended objectives, all project partners were brought together for an inauguration of the program’s newly operational training facilities at the International Institute of Water and Sanitation (IEA) premises in Rabat. Throughout the event, trainers presented the training to the participants, while H2O’s first batch of students, who began their training in November 2018 and will finish in April 2019, used the opportunity to demonstrate the newly acquired skills.
Ms. Brooke Isham, USAID Mission Director in Rabat, noted: “USAID is delighted to support this program to improve water and waste management practices. We are equally delighted that this program will enhance youth employability in Morocco.”
Mr. Abderrahim El Hafidi, the Director General of ONEE, added: “This programme aims at improving skills and employability in the water sector. To that end, H2O Maghreb should be considered both as a place where knowledge is capitalized upon, and as a quest for excellency.”
Click here to watch a video from the inauguration of the training facilities.
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