Partenership with MRA associations
MRA associations capacity building program
Building on the Ministry’s strategy for improving the quality of services provided to MRA and the structuring of MRA’s associative network abroad, the Department has set up a program of capacity-building for associations aimed at upgrading individual, organizational and institutional capacities and strengthening their capacity to support the various MRA groups.
The objectives of this program are to:
Strengthen the capacities of associative actors in project engineering by country and in specialized groups;
Strengthen the capacities of associations on the themes and priority axes of the Ministry’s strategy;
To allow the transfer of skills and the capitalization of successful experiences
Support program to MRA associations
As part of the implementation of the government’s strategy for Moroccans residing abroad, the Ministry delegate has developed an ambitious partnership program with the Moroccans residing Associative network.
This programme focuses mainly on supporting and accompanying MRA associations initiators of projects aimed at the social promotion of MRA groups in difficult situations and strengthening young people’s attachment to their country of origin, while encouraging these associations to establish partnerships in host countries and involve territorial actors.
Each year, the Ministry announces a partnership program with the MRA associative network, providing support and assistance to implement projects that fall within the following strategic priorities:
School support for Moroccan children overseas in difficult situations;
Support for young MRA and people in precarious situations (elderly persons, detainees , etc.);
Cultural projects aimed at strengthening the link between MRA and the homeland;
Improving conditions for women living abroad.
The projects to be supported are selected by an eligibility committee, created within the Ministry Delegate in charge of Moroccan Residing Abroad following the Prime Minister’s circular N° 7/2003 of 27 June 2003 on the partnership between the State and the Associations and comprising representatives of several departments and institutions concerned by Moroccan community abroad.
The Moroccan Community residing Abroad participates actively in the local development process through its involvement in supporting projects carried out in the regions of origin and in many cases, it has initiated these projects and ensured their implementation, in coordination with local authorities and civil society.
For several years, there has been a trend towards a sponsorship/partnership system between associations of migrants and associations at local or even regional level.
In order to encourage these local development initiatives, and within the framework of the strategy of Moroccans residing abroad, the Ministry is working to:
The identification of active associations and their inclusion in the MRA associations database;
The encouragement and supervision of association’s solidarity actions;
Development of exchange spaces between associations of Moroccans residing abroad and local associations in Morocco;
Support for MRA social initiatives in the context of social and solidarity development in Morocco;
The facilitation and support of MRA associations and local associations working in the field of solidarity development, notably through administrative and technical support;
Encouraging the networking of MRA associations working in the field of co-development or solidarity development.