Following the impact of the COVID-19 global pandemic, the African Development Bank (AfDB) says only a strict adherence to environmental safeguards can ensure a s[eedy economic recovery for Morocco.
This was stressed at a workshop organized by the AfDB in Morocco.
The workshop brought together more than a hundred participants and experts from executing agencies and project management units financed by the Bank.
The Ministry of Energy, Mines and the Environment was also represented.
At the opening of the workshop, Brice Mikponhoue, representing the Bank’s country manager for Morocco, affirmed the commitment of the African Development Bank to support a socially inclusive and environmentally sustainable recovery in Morocco.
He said the joint seminar reinforced the excellent partnership we have with our Moroccan partners to further support this dynamic by adopting best practices in this area.
“It is imperative to consolidate the social and environmental monitoring of projects, in particular in the current context of the crisis we are going through”, underlined, for his part, Issa Maman-Sani, director of the Department of Safeguards and Compliance with the African development bank. We share the same goal, that of helping to strengthen the bases of sustainable development beneficial to populations. “Brice Mikponhoue, AfDB Representative
The main objective of this workshop was to strengthen the inclusion of social and environmental measures in the operational management of active projects and in preparation.
It helped raise awareness among stakeholders on the requirements of national legislation applicable to operations and in funding agreements.