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Monday, June 28, 2021 - 16:30

Morocco’s New Africa Policy: Expanding Economic Links with Continental Africa

A webinar hosted by LSE IDEAS and the Policy Center for the New South

The Policy Center for the New South (PCNS), in partnership with The London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE IDEAS) will host a webinar entitled “Morocco’s New Africa Policy: Expanding Economic Links with Continental Africa”, scheduled to take place on Monday, June 28th 2021 at 4.30pm GMT+1.

Morocco's economic ties with the rest of the African continent keeps expanding.  According to the Moroccan Ministry of Finance, Morocco's trade with its African partners has recorded an encouraging increase of around 9.5% on average per year over the past two decades.  While Moroccan investment in the continent has continued its trend since 2007 to reach 47% of total Moroccan FDI abroad in 2019.

Morocco is already present in more than 14 sub-Saharan countries, mainly in the West African region, making it a key driver of regional growth. In parallel, Moroccan business actors are spreading their wings beyond Francophone Africa and have recently signed numerous bilateral cooperation agreements with countries in East and Southern Africa.

Against this background, this webinar will explore the shift in Morocco’s economic orientation southwards, examining the policy frameworks, actors, sectors and dynamics of economic engagement with the African continent.

Please register to this event using the following link.

16:30-16:40  

Introduction to the Panel

Moderator: Chris Alden, Director, LSE IDEAS

16:40-17:25      

Debate

Larabi Jaïdi, Senior Fellow, Policy Center for the New South (PCNS)

Latifa El Bouabdellaoui, General Director, Islamic Centre for Development of Trade 

Ana Alves, Assistant Professor, Nanyang University Singapore

17:25-17:40     

Conclusion

17:40-18:00      

Q&A

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About the Speakers :
  • Chris Alden, Professor of International Relations and Director of LSE IDEAS, The London School of Economics and Political Science

  • Ana Alves, Assistant Professor, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

  • Larabi Jaidi, Senior Fellow, Policy Center for the New South

    Biography