“INDAR”, a smart flood prediction and early warning system supported by the EU-funded Diafrikinvest programme

INDAR: An intelligent Moroccan flood prediction and early warning system

19 September 2019
Moroccan natural risk management expert, Mohamed Tabyaoui, set a goal for himself to improve Morocco’s resilience to flooding. This resulted in the launch of “INDAR”, a smart flood prediction and early warning system that has caught the attention of leaders of the Diafrikinvest programme - which…
A 5 million euros EU-funded programme implemented by UNICRI to fight the rise of violent extremism in the Maghreb and Sahel region

No one is left behind in the fight of the EU against violent extremism

18 September 2019
31st January 2019, at the European parliament in Brussels, several officials, experts, researchers and journalists concerned with finding solutions to the rise of violent extremism in the Maghreb and Sahel region gathered to share insights on a 5 million euros EU-funded programme implemented by…
Sujood Darabkeh’s, the 22-year-old winner of the EU-funded Creative Jordan Fashion Designer Competition “Khayt”.

Stitching Jordanian traditions into innovative design

28 August 2019
The EU-funded Creative Jordan Fashion Designer Competition (“Khayt”) was launched for the first time this year in Jordan, with the goal of advancing the fashion and design industry through creative and innovative partnerships between designers and fashion and textile manufacturers. The non-profit…
The “Samir Kassir Award for Freedom of the Press” funded by the European Union

The EU and the Samir Kassir Foundation defend Freedom of Expression and Freedom of the Press

03 May 2019
Since 2006, the “Samir Kassir Award for Freedom of the Press”, funded by the European Union, rewards journalists from the Middle East and North Africa (the MENA Region) and the Gulf who, through their work, are devoting their lives to human rights and democracy despite the persecution and threats…
Omar Shanti, winner of the the EU-funded (MED)RESET Project’s “Young Writer Prize”

"An earnest gesture of appreciation and love from a Palestinian to the Maghreb”: A view on migration by ‘Young Writer Prize’ winner

11 April 2019
Omar Shanti is a Palestinian young man who studies Maghrebi literature and has won the EU-funded (MED)RESET Project’s “Young Writer Prize”.
Meryam El Ouafi, GEMS

Using nanotechnology in agriculture: A Moroccan woman is taking the gamble

08 March 2019
Using technological innovations in agriculture: Meryam El Ouafi, co-founder of the GEMS company, is taking the gamble Meryam is based in Agadir, in the Souss region. She is working on a new irrigation process that she wants to market firstly in Morocco and subsequently in sub-Saharan Africa. GEMS…
Professional integration of people with disabilities

Institutional twinning between France and Algeria to promote the professional integration of people with disabilities

25 January 2019
Fostering a paradigm shift towards equal access to the world of work Launched in January 2017, the France-Algeria institutional twinning programme “Support for strengthening the Capacities of the MSNFCF (Ministry for National Solidarity, Family and Women) in their comprehensive strategy for…
Tateh Lehbib shows how to build an ecological house from waste plastic bottles filled with sand. The circular houses, built in the Tindouf refugee camp, are resistant to wind and heavy rains and offer good protection against the harshness of the Algerian desert.

Tateh, the Hamada Eco Builder

18 January 2018
Tateh Lahbib Braïka received a scholarship from the Erasmus Mundus Higher Education Mobility Programme and studied Energy Efficiency at the University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria in the Canary Islands. After obtaining a master's degree, he returned to the Sahrawi refugee camps in south-western…