Morocco's commitment hailed in Italy

Morocco’s commitment, under the leadership of King Mohammed VI, and its avant-garde action in terms of energy transition were hailed in Rimini by several African experts.

Aware of the great potential of the development of renewable energies, the Kingdom has invested massively in this area, in order to accelerate access to energy and achieve the energy transition, Gilles Djagoun, head of the African Association, told MAP. de l’eau (AEE), on the sidelines of the 25th edition of the Ecomondo and Key Energy trade shows.

Morocco, “one of the leading continental players” in this area, continues to direct its action in favor of the sustainable development of the entire region, noted the expert, noting that the National Office of Electricity and drinking water (ONEE), an active partner of the AEE, has always been “a force for proposing innovative solutions” within this continental organization, which brings together drinking water production and distribution companies, companies providing sanitation services and those regulating sector policy in each African country.

According to the expert, “it is becoming necessary to adapt to the profound changes experienced by these vital sectors, throughout the world, and to strengthen South-South cooperation, to meet the challenges facing the continent”.

AfWA, whose rotating presidency has been held on several occasions by the Kingdom, aims to promote partnership between member water companies, with a view to improving their performance, strengthening the sector’s advocacy efforts towards African governments and institutions for the consideration of water and sanitation issues in public policies and resource allocation, he explained.

For his part, Zoma Eric, head of the National Water and Sanitation Office (ONEA) of Burkina Faso, highlighted the “proactive and united” vision of HM the King turned towards Africa, announced since His ascension to the Throne and materialized over the years, noting that the Kingdom has assisted Burkina Faso so much to deal with the water crisis, through the implementation of innovative technologies, namely the seeding of clouds to cause rain, in order to obtain better rainfall in this Sahelian country.

The Kingdom is advancing at “sure and accelerated steps” in this area, thanks to the Sovereign’s far-sighted policy, noted the Burkinabe official, referring to the consolidation of the activities of the National Electricity Office and the National Electricity Office. Drinking Water, an “eloquent” example of the Kingdom’s adaptation to changes and global challenges.

According to him, this initiative will make it possible to harmonize national strategies in these two key sectors, which are linked by areas of synergy, to develop energy and water resources and to manage their use in an efficient manner in respect of the environment. environment.

With this first consolidation operation, Morocco marks “its desire to reorganize the electricity and water sectors and its policy of support for public companies aimed at optimizing their industrial and financial performance”, he said. he continued.

On the sidelines of the 25th edition of the Key Energy and Ecomondo trade fairs, a Green Growth Forum in Africa brought together diplomatic personalities, researchers, academics and representatives of international civil society.

Organized in collaboration with the RES4Africa foundation, with the support of the ITA-Italian Trade Agency, the Italian Ministries of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, and Ecological Transition, this forum dedicated to Africa looked particularly on the opportunities offered by green hydrogen, the “water-energy-food” nexus and youth entrepreneurship in Africa.

From climate change to the recycling of materials, passing through the transition from fossil fuels to renewable energies, the Ecomondo and Key Energy fairs offer around a hundred seminars and conferences led by professors Fabio Fava and Gianni Silvestrini, at the head of the respective scientific and technical committees of the two platforms.

Innovators, international and national authorities, the world of science and academia, decision-makers and investors from all over the world take part in these reference fairs in terms of sustainable development.

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