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Last updated: May 10, 2022

May 9, 2022

USAID signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with the Ministry of Education,Vocational Training, Higher Education and Scientific Research, the Lalla Asmaa Foundation, and Mohammed V University, establishing a framework for collaboration to promote deaf education in Morocco using MSL and Modern Standard Arabic. This MOU also lays the groundwork for the formal legal recognition of MSL as a language of instruction in Morocco. The four-year Morocco Inclusive Education Teacher Training Activity, facilitated through the MOU, will strengthen deaf education in primary schools by providing MSL and specialized deaf education training to teachers.

May 9, 2022

The USAID Dakira Program, implemented by the High Atlas Foundation and its local partners, aims to collaboratively develop and pioneer a unique participatory approach to the educational preservation of Morocco’s multicultural history. The program encourages local communities to capture, preserve, and transmit their collective memories so that they are better equipped to take ownership of the revitalization of their own histories. This introspective, experience-sharing approach among local participants maximizes relationship building, leading to collective actions that improve livelihoods and a deepened discovery of Morocco’s multicultural identity.

January 31, 2022

Solving structural and youth unemployment requires innovative and diverse solutions. USAID seeks to increase employability by providing cutting-edge, affordable learning solutions for skills development to help reduce youth unemployment, promote entrepreneurship, and potentially increase industrial productivity.

January 28, 2022

USAID supports locally led research in Morocco. Eight PEER grants have been awarded to Moroccan researchers who partner with a U.S. government-supported researcher to address global development challenges.

January 28, 2022

USAID conducted a review of Moroccan election processes and results, which indicated that civic engagement remains an unfulfilled priority. During interviews and focus group discussions, respondents across all categories of stakeholders were nearly unanimous in the need for increased civic education. Based on findings from the review, USAID/Morocco designed the Inclusive Civic Education (ICE) program to promote citizen participation and engagement in civic life, particularly focusing on women, youth, and persons with disabilities (PWD).