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Strengthening local capacity for conservation in Morocco
Wed, Oct 10, 2012
Over the past three years, BirdLife International, through a mandate given to SEO/BirdLife (BirdLife Partner in Spain), has been implementing a national capacity development process to develop the capacity of a national NGO in Morocco, GREPOM (Group for Research and Protection Birds in Morocco by its French acronym) hoping that it will lead on the BirdLife programmes in Morocco to help conserve biodiversity there. This is part of a transition process towards the representation of BirdLife in Morocco, and away from the current BirdLife Morocco Country Programme. The desired end, in line with BirdLife operations elsewhere in the world, is to have a strong, committed and credible national NGO representing BirdLife as a member of the BirdLife Partnership.
A key milestone in the process was achieved on Saturday, September 8th in Rabat, when the General Assembly of GREPOM unanimously ratified the amendment of the bylaws that allows it to be eligible for joining the BirdLife Partnership. The new approved statutes enable the organization to adopt a professional structure, which will enable it to progressively assume responsibility for the work done so far by the office of SEO/BirdLife in Morocco (BirdLife International Morocco Country Programme).
The event, attended by SEO/BirdLife´s CEO, Asuncion Ruiz, the Acting Head of the International Department, Ramon Martí, and the international team of SEO/BirdLife (MCP), was attended by about 80 GREPOM members. Dr Mohammed Dakki, GREPOM’s President, presented GREPOMS’s new strategy, which is aligned to the BirdLife International strategy, based on four pillars: preventing extinction of the most threatened bird species, conserving natural areas and habitats, promoting sustainability and improving the livelihood conditions of local people.