ANOUAL

In partnership with the U.S. Embassy in Morocco, Association Anoual recently launched the third edition of the Morocco Future Leaders (MFL) program in the region of Dakhla-Oued Ed-Dahab, with the aim to train the next generation of Morocco’s young civic leaders, by strengthening their communications and project management skills.

The first training weekend for this year’s cohort will take place on March 5, 6 and 7 in Dakhla. These sessions will provide the participants with a comprehensive introduction to the leadership skills critical to leading people and teams, said a statement by the US embassy in Morocco.

By the end of the workshop, the participants will have gained a deep understanding of what it means to be an effective leader. They will also learn how to engage youth in civil society and gain an insight into their own natural leadership style which will prepare them for the next stage of their careers, the same source noted.

"The goal of this outstanding program is to train the next generation of Morocco’s young civic leaders, by strengthening their communications and project management skills, they can become ever more effective community champions. We are excited this year to work for the first time with emerging young leaders from Dakhla-Oued Ed-Dahab" said David Greene, the U.S. Embassy’s Charge d’Affaires, quoted by the statement.

After a call for applications, Anoual Association selected 20 young leaders from the Dakhla Oued Ed-Dahab region, based on their leadership potential and commitment to their communities, the embassy said, noting that Davida MacDonald, Cultural Attachee at the U.S. Embassy Morocco, will give a welcome speech at the opening ceremony and accompany these young people during their training.

The MFL participants will also learn to design impactful community projects as part of the program curriculum. At the end of the program, Anoual and the U.S. Embassy will organize a competition with prizes awarded to the most promising ideas, the statement said.