Morocco

 

Morocco is one of the 20 partner countries of VLIR-UOS. From 2003 to 2016 VLIR-UOS budgeted € 954.775 for cooperation programmes with Morocco, including one long-term institutional university programme with Université Moulay Ismaïl.

 

Morocco is also one of the 31 scholarship countries of VLIR-UOS. Nationals can apply for a scholarship to follow a training or Master programme at a Flemish university or university college.

Facts and figures

 

Total budget Morocco 2003-2016 (in €)

Projects

599.890

Individual scholars

354.885

Total

945.775

 

A country strategy for Morocco

The Country Strategy for Morocco identifies the following main themes for all future interventions in the cooperation with Morocco (French was the used language during the identification mission, the report has also been written in French):

 

Thèmes principaux pour la coopération
  • Environnement, gestion des ressources et biotechnologies: les universités flamandes et marocaines ont ciblé des thèmes en lien avec la gestion durable des ressources (notamment, en matière de gestion de l'eau)
  • Santé: les professions médicales et paramédicales sont des priorités pour le développement du pays et donc pour l'enseignement supérieur
  • Développement social: plusieurs universités ont souligné le faible engagement dans les thématiques sociales au Maroc, en comparaison avec le développement scientifique et technologique. Elles se sont donc montrées favorables à un appui du VLIR-UOS en ce domaine (immigration, inclusion sociale)
  • Administration et gouvernance territoriale, au regard du grand chantier naissant de la régionalisation au Maroc
  • Agriculture et valorisation des produits du terroir, logistique
  • Entrepreneuriat, capacités de leadership et management
Thèmes transversaux et institutionnels
  • Gouvernance des universités: aide aux projets de fusion, amélioration de la gouvernance dans le cadre de l'autonomisation des universités; aide au développement de cotutelles; renforcement des infrastructures de recherche (centres et laboratoires); développement des partenariats avec le secteur privé
  • E-learning, MOOCs et nouvelles méthodes d'apprentissage face à la massification des étudiants
  • Ingénierie pédagogique: montage de formations, renforcement des capacités des enseignants/formateurs
  • Formation des chercheurs universitaires et des experts du CNRST au montage de projets et à l'évaluation de la recherche

The country strategy process

The Country Strategy Identification (CSI) process for Morocco started at the end of 2014 with a desk study with a contextual analysis. On 16 January 2015, a North Seminar was organised in Brussels in order to listen to the experiences and ideas of the interested Flemish academics (supply side) and other Belgian stakeholders. The strategy identification to Morocco - including also a South Seminar - took place between 2 and 12 March 2015. The South Seminar took place on 12 March in Casablanca.

 

The Country Strategy Identification report has been used as the basis for developing the strategy document with the policy priorities for VLIR-UOS cooperation with Morocco.

Background documents

  • The Morocco Fact Sheet is a draft summary (work in progress) on the general status of the country with specific attention for the development aid actors as well as the sector of higher education.
  • Lists of Flemish universities and Flemish university colleges.
  • Joint Context Analysis (JCA) of Morocco. This document aims at an analysis of the context in Morocco and of the opportunities to collaborate for the non-governmental actors of the Belgian Development Cooperation from 2017 until 2026. It should primarily be seen as an opportunity to identify possible ways of cooperation, complementarity and syngergy.
  • Joint Strategic Framework (JSF) of Morocco. This document presents different joint strategic goals which the non-governmental actors have put forward, based on the JCA Morocco. Each goal is specified into different approaches, which reflects the contributions of different actors to the joint strategic goal. An elaboration on the development relevance of every goal is also included. The last chapter elaborates commitments for synergy and complementarity between Belgian actors, related to the presented goals and approaches. Special attention is given to the transversal themes gender and environment.

Contact

Kathleen Wuytack

Programme Officer South

[t] + 32 2 289 05 55

[e] kathleen.wuytack@vliruos.be

 Kathleen

 

Ongoing projects

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