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The Ministry of Solidarity and the OCP Group join forces to promote inclusive social development

The Ministry of Solidarity, Social Integration and Family and the OCP Group proceeded, on Tuesday in Benguerir, capital of the province of Rehamna, to the signing of a framework partnership agreement on the development social, inclusive and sustainable.

Initialed by the Minister of Solidarity, Social Integration and the Family, Aawatif Hayar, and the President of Mohammed VI Polytechnic University (UM6P), Hicham El Habti, this agreement covers six areas of collaboration, defined and which will be broken down into projects.

Under this agreement, the signatory parties undertake to promote the connectivity of non-connected social protection establishments, located on OCP Group’s sites of activity, to support approximately 40 pilot social protection establishments with a view to assisting them in the development of their establishment projects, and to accelerate the digitalization of the management processes of a pilot of three establishments.

The agreement also covers the promotion of solar energy so as to contribute to reducing the electricity consumption bill and to improving the access of residents of social welfare establishments to hot water, the empowerment of women through the support for the program developed by the “Morocco Attamkine Wariyada” ministry for the development of women’s empowerment, entrepreneurship and leadership, as well as the development of applied research and innovation through the creation of a applied research to develop innovative solutions to certain issues of interest.

“This agreement symbolizes the close collaboration between the Ministry of Solidarity, Social Integration and Family and the OCP Group, illustrating our mutual commitment to work together for inclusive and sustainable social development, and the encouragement of entrepreneurial spirit within families,” Hayar said in a statement to the press on the sidelines of the signing ceremony, enhanced by the presence of officials, representatives of international organizations, and civil society actors.

And the Minister continued that the signing of this “very important” partnership with the OCP Group “will help us to accelerate the implementation of the objectives of the Ministry’s 2021-2026 strategy, called GISSR (Green Inclusive Smart Social Regeneration), which wants an instrument for the achievement of social, inclusive, innovative and sustainable development”.

For his part, El Habti indicated that through the signing of this agreement, “the OCP group supports the implementation of the GISSR program for inclusive and sustainable social development, with the following guiding principles: accountability, experimentation, co-financing and impact”.

In this sense, he reiterated the commitment of the UM6P to support the projects and initiatives of the Ministry of Solidarity, Social Integration and the Family aimed at supporting social protection establishments, through its laboratories s interesting in the social question, like the “Social Innovation Lab (SIL)” and the “CoopLab”.

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