Dar Si Hmad for Development, Education and Culture is an independent nonprofit organization founded in 2010 promoting local culture and sustainable initiatives through education and the integration of scientific ingenuity in Southwest Morocco. We operate North Africa's largest fog harvesting project, providing villages with access to potable water. Our Water School and Girls' E-Learning Programs build capacity in the Anti-Atlas Mountains. Through our Ethnographic Field School, researchers and students engage with local communities in Agadir, Sidi Ifni, and the rural Aït Baamrane region for meaningful cross-cultural exchange.

Monday, August 1, 2016

EYA at Mediterranean Youth Climate Forum (MYCF)

Today, a guest post from one of our Environmental Youth Ambassadors, Mahdi Lefram! To hear more from the EYA team, check out FacebookTwitter, and Instagram. And be sure to follow their blog for environmental news, opionions, poetry, and more: https://eyadarsihmad.wordpress.com/blog/.

On Sunday,  July 17th, 2016, I proudly represented Dar Si Hmad’s Environmental Ambassadors (EYA) program at Mediterranean Youth Climate Forum (MYCF) that took place in Tangier, Morocco and had a purpose toconnect young organizations and individuals engaged in civil society, entrepreneurship and politics from all the Mediterranean region, working on climate change issues.
MYCF (3)nnDuring this conference, I had the opportunity to attend high-level panels discussions and participate in instructive thematic workshops. In addition to that, the Forum was a great platform to discuss environment and climate change issues with fellow local and international participants.
Among prominent speakers were Mr. Idriss El Yazami, COP22’s Head of Civil Society Activities, Mr. Timothy Damon, YOUNGO Focal Point to the UNFCCC and Mr. Ilyas El Omari, Chairman of the Regional Council Tangiers-Tétouan-Al Hoceima. Engaging workshops were led by ClimateTracker.org and 350.org team around “How to Change The World With a Laptop: Become a Climate Journalist” and “Mobilizing Communities for Change: Challenges & Opportunities” respectively. The Forum witnessed the drafting and presentation of the first Mediterranean Youth Climate Network Charter by Founding Associations members.
Special thanks to Dar Si Hmad for their encouragements and generous support for sponsoring our participation to the Mediterranean Youth Climate Forum.