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HAF Team Impressions of COP22

 

Montasser Namouji

HAF Intern-Journalist

 

Inside the High Atlas Foundation’s operating office, I personally feel the family and responsibility spirit, which are motivating everyone to do their own best and seriously consider every single task as a mission.

  Fatima Zahra Laaribi, the office manager said that being a female on the team is a point of strength.  Regarding the Foundation’s policy and encouragement in recruiting females and their employment, and basing on her experience since 2012, she states that the Foundation is taking serious steps to empower women among the Moroccan community.  Fatima Zahra also said that COP22 was a mighty experience - it was a chance for her to contact different people and to have new experiences.

  Marwa, a Women’s Empowerment Intern, said that COP22 was a great opportunity to learn from initiatives and creative ideas. In addition, attending “WECAN” and hearing international stories of indigenous women fighting climate change made her feel the importance of fighting as a Palestinian woman to save the planet.

  Amina thinks that, organizing the COP22 in Morocco for this year is a great honor both for Morocco and Moroccans.  Also, the participation of countries from all over the world shows how they care about the environment and its sustainability.  During COP22, there was effective participation of children, women and men, and a lot of workshops about environmental projects which also show that awareness and responsibility towards environment have increased. Moreover, COP22 was an opportunity for HAF to talk about its projects and activities in preserving the environment. HAF was honored to know other associations from all over the world

  Errachid Montassir is glad to have such a chance to improve his skills, to be guided by Dr. Yossef Ben-Meir is an honor for him, and his participation at COP22 on behalf of the Foundation is leading him now to new fields of knowledge that are going to help him during his academic studies.

  Zineb, the well-motivated and ready to learn intern, High Atlas Foundation and COP22 were a chance to meet the world and to show them how we stand for our planet.

This is how things are going at the High Atlas Foundation office, when the family with different backgrounds stand for a sustainable development and environmental protection.

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HafFdtn Our empowerment workshops focus on training sessions covering Emotions, Relationships, Sexuality, Body, Money, Work & Spirituality.
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HafFdtn An entrepreneur doing this for profit--good: provides supply when value high, meets needs & can lower prices w/ more product on market.(3/3)
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HafFdtn Can we do so for the benefit of the people, their coops, building their capacities to manage? (2/3)
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HafFdtn Invest in solar cold storage & buy perishables & sell at optimal price - in Africa (eg Nigeria) where energy is rationed. (1/3)
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HafFdtn I have recently met with many commerce experts from across the continent of Africa. My thoughts from the discussions to come-Yossef Ben-Meir
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HafFdtn On top of this In Egypt 1 years ago, 1 kilo of meat cost 60 UK pounds; now the price for 1 kilo is 120 UK pounds.
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HafFdtn Problem: If only African farmers had a value chain to export to Egypt where there is a need/opportunity. Loss within a loss (4/4)
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HafFdtn In Egypt 1 year ago, 5 loaves of bread were $1 in price. Now, it costs $1 for 2 loaves (2/4)
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