Bamako Forum: Morocco’s efforts for human capital development highlighted

Sunday, May 23, 2021 at 10:49 am

Bamako – Morocco’s Ambassador to Mali, Hassan Nasiri, reviewed in Bamako on Saturday, reviewing the many and varied efforts the state has made to strengthen and accelerate the development of human capital.

Speaking at the end of the 21st edition of the Bamako Forum held under the topic “Sustainable Development and Human Capital: Evaluation and Operational Priorities for the Transition to Mali”, the Moroccan diplomat first noted that development human capital is a “major” concern. is. In Morocco it was a question of formulating a sustainable development policy to eliminate social and spatial inequalities economically and socially delayed.

Morocco has reviewed all its public policies by now engaging in the development of human resources, “our unbreakable and invaluable asset”, underlined Mr. Nasiri, who intervened in his capacity as dean of the accredited diplomatic corps in Bamako .

In fact, he said, through a series of reports on the state of the country to begin “reflection on our economic model, its strengths and weaknesses”, an in-depth diagnosis was made.

The starting point was the speech from the throne of July 30, 2014, which announced the beginning of a new assessment of the development path taken by the country, followed by the report within the framework of the Fiftieth Anniversary of Independence in 2005. .

In keeping with the report and survey results, Morocco launched a massive social project in 2005 through the National Development Initiative aimed at targeting the pockets of poverty and social vulnerability across the entire national region. The spectacular success, especially in the context of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), he explained.

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Then came the Royal Speech of October 13, 2017, in which HM King Mohammed VI underlined that “… if Morocco has made clear, globally recognized progress, then the National Development Model, on the other hand, meets today’s demands” Proves to be unsuitable for and to address the growing needs of citizens, clear and regional disparities and achieve social justice ”.

The speech addressed to the nation on July 29, 2018 was another highlight, in which the sovereign considered that “the extent of the social deficit and the ways of achieving social and regional justice are among the main reasons that have encouraged us to call (…) For the renewal of the national development model ”.

To do this, Mr. Nasiri underlined, a Special Commission on the Development Model has been created and is now consulting and consulting with all actors in the political, economic and social landscape to set priorities and future strategies. Take-off, more inclusive and more egalitarian.

At the same time, HM King Mohammed VI launched a structural and ambitious national project on the future normalization of compulsory basic health insurance on April 14, 2021, covering practically all categories, especially in the informal sector, which is not covered. it was done. So far, Nasiri said.

Thus, during the years 2021 and 2022, about 22 million citizens should be insured against the disease. In 2023 and 2024, the project plans to normalize family allowances, then broaden the base of members of pension plans, and normalize indemnification to “miss a job for someone in a stable job” from 2025.

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The Moroccan diplomat said that this is “a real social revolution”, adding to the Kingdom, to the highest degree, the concerns of sustainable development.

For 20 years, the “Bamako Forum” has been a core African initiative and a high-level venue for reflection on the future of the continent. It seeks to become a source of inspiration for African leaders and action for economic and political actors on the continent, through its proposals and recommendations over the years.

The 2020 edition of the Forum was attended by over 300 participants composed of public figures, academics, students, experts, opinion leaders, and leaders of allied movements, coming from across the sub-region, Africa, Europe, and the world.

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