AUI hosted a one-day training workshop on green entrepreneurship by the Ministry of Sustainable Development


On Monday April 15, 2019, Al Akhawayn University hosted a one-day training workshop on green entrepreneurship kindly provided by the Ministry of Sustainable Development. This training was offered in the framework of the Cleantech Morocco Innovation Program which has launched this year, its fourth call for innovative projects in the following fields: valorization of waste, rational use of water, energy efficiency, renewable energies and green building.

Cleantech is a gobal program fostering innovation in clean technologies and the creation of green jobs. Cleantech Morocco is organized and supported jointly by the Moroccan Ministry of Sustainable Development, the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), the United Nations Development Program (UNDP), the Global Environment Fund (GEF), and the Italian Ministry of Environment, Land and Sea. The competition is open to all students willing to successfully launch a green business, as well as auto-entrepreneurs, startups, TPE and PME. Winners will get up to 250,000 Dhs to cover equipment and services and benefit from technical support from experts (training, mentoring, and networking). The call for application is available here. A full description of the call is available here. The application deadline is Monday April 29, 2019.

Partly sponsored by the School of Science & Engineering, the workshop saw the presence of Mrs. Fatima Zohra Bel moubarik (Ministry of Sustainable Development), Mrs. Fatima-Zahra Bounaffaa (trainer and consultant in Entrepreneurship, President of Club Maghrib Entrepreneurs), Mr. Mouhcine El Wardi (Fez-Meknes regional observatory for environment and sustainable development), Dr. Samir El Hajjaji (School of Science & Engineering), and more than 30 AUI students.