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Few places are drier than the Middle East and North Africa. Host to 5 percent of the world’s population, the region has only 1 percent of the world’s renewable fresh water.
I recently returned from a week-long trip to Morocco where USAID brought together the heads of our offices from across the Arab world to reflect on how we can and should adjust our work in response to the Arab Spring. Among the many themes we discussed was the central role of youth in the recent […]
Submitted by Matthew Johnson On the final day of breakout sessions during Morocco’s Ramadan Youth Outreach event, the discussions focused on being involved in local government. The morning started off with a round table discussion with seven youth leaders of NGOs. The afternoon session was a discussion with elected officials on how young people can […]
Submitted by Matthew Johnson The Ramadan Youth Outreach conference is in full swing. There is so much to write about, but I want to provide a few observations from the first full day of sessions. As I mentioned in my previous entry, the first day of the conference focused on Entrepreneurship, Employability, and Investment. There […]
Submitted by Matthew Johnson, Outreach Coordinator, Asia & Middle East Bureaus Yesterday afternoon more than 160 youth (18 to 35) from across Morocco descended on the Capital city of Rabat. These young men and women have traveled long distances to participate in USAID’s 3rd annual Ramadan Youth Outreach event. I’ve traveled to Morocco from Washington, […]