Morocco is making progress in its quest for an effective digital strategy to become a regional and continental digital hub. On September 11, the related document was at the heart of an improvement session which brought together the Minister of ICT Moulay Hafid Elalamy and the various players in the sector.
The Moroccan Minister of Industry, Trade and the Green and Digital Economy, Moulay Hafid Elalamy (photo), discussed on September 11, 2020 in Casablanca with stakeholders in the ICT sector on improving the national digital strategy . The Moroccan Federation of Information Technologies, Telecommunications and Offshoring (APEBI), the Association of Information Systems Users in Morocco (AUSIM), the Maroc Numeric Cluster Association ( MNC) and the Moroccan Start-up Ecosystem Catalysts Association (MSEC).
Amine Zarouk, the president of the APEBI, affirmed that this occasion made it possible to present to the ministry “the digital Morocco Pact”, “fruit of a collaborative work of the collective made up of the APEBI, the AUSIM, MNC and MSEC, which proposes several concrete project measures which are in total convergence with the government’s guidance note on innovation, education, brand and also on the economic competitiveness of businesses and administration ”.
At the end of the meeting, the Minister declared: “today we have worked together to prepare the launch of this strategy to implement it with the shortest possible deadlines”.
The Maroc Digital strategy – developed to accelerate digital development to position Morocco as a “regional and continental digital hub” – was presented by Moulay Hafid Elalamy during the meeting held by the National Business Environment Committee ( CNEA) on June 23, 2020.
This strategy focuses on supporting digital players (self-employed, start-ups, small businesses) and accelerating the digitization of administrations at the service of citizens. This roadmap also aims to stimulate job creation by developing skills in digital professions, improving sector governance and strengthening digital sovereignty.