Crans Montana Forum March 2018

The Phosboucraa Foundation Shines at the Crans Montana Forum in Dakhla 
The Phosboucraa Foundation was present at the Crans Montana Forum held from March 15 to 20 in Dakhla. This was an opportunity for the Foundation to share its activities with over a thousand people from about one hundred countries. 

Discussions. More than a thousand participants from all over the world gathered in Dakhla from March 15 to 20 for the 4th Moroccan Crans Montana Forum on Africa and South-South Cooperation. The Phosboucraa Foundation, which has been supporting the forum since 2016, was present at the event again this year. It was an opportunity to present its activities in the Southern regions to various stakeholders in sustainable development and South-South cooperation, and above all to demonstrate the impact of its activities. 
Showcasing the Foundation’s missions and achievements
In the Phosboucraa Foundation’s exhibition space at the Crans Montana Forum, participants learned about the Phosboucraa Foundation’s missions and achievements, particularly in the areas of agricultural, urban, and social development.  This year, there was an experiential booth that made it possible for visitors to discover the integrated Foum El Oued perimeter project through an interactive salinity map and the description of eight salt-tolerant species to the region.  The digital inclusion program developed with Microsoft was also presented through an educational and entertaining video animation. The Foundation’s flagship project, the Foum El Oued Technology Cluster and its components were placed in the spotlight. Forum guests had the opportunity to discover the new project’s master plan. Adding to the experience, the Foundation invited beneficiaries of its two Learning Centers and several of its partners, including the University of Paris Sorbonne and the International Center for Biosaline Agriculture (ICBA), to actively participate in the Forum and share their experiences with the Foundation. 
Dakhla Learning Center tour  
What better way to connect Crans Montana Forum guests with the Foundation’s activities than by organizing a live meeting with its beneficiaries. On March 17, the Dakhla Learning Center welcomed several high-profile guests. Among them were Eunide Innocent, Haitian Minister of Women’s Affairs and Women’s Rights, and Jean-Louis Guigou, university professor, French senior civil servant, expert in land planning, and President of the Economic Foresight Institute for the Mediterranean Region. Also present was Elisabeth Guigou, former minister of justice and President of the Anna Lindh Euro-Mediterranean Foundation for the Dialogue Between Cultures, who advocated for “an effective partnership with the Phosboucraa Foundation to implement joint training projects.”  Thanks to this tour, the foreign delegation learned about the center’s activities and, above all, they heard the beneficiaries’ testimonies and understood their satisfaction.  This is certainly an experience worth repeating!