New UN program to help women in Morocco
The United Nations Development Fund for Women (UNIFEM) has started the implementation of a new program aimed at reinforcing the economic capacity of Moroccan women by educating them on New Communication and Information Technologies (NTIC). The program, corresponding to the general E-Morocco plan, is supported by the Moroccan Ministry of Higher Education and the Formation of Scientific Research and by the Secretary of State in the Ministry of Employment and Vocational Training, and funded by USAID and Cisco Systems Inc.
<i>EMarakkech</i> reports that the main objectives of the new program are 'to reinforce the capacities and competences of women in the field of NTIC', 'to increase the possibilities for professional progression for women' and 'to promote the socio-economic status of woman through the development of the market of NTIC in Morocco'.
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