In september 2019, Zagora a marginalized city in Morocco hosted for the 1st time the African Youth Leadership Summit on its 2nd Edition,
More than 150 participants coming from different countries had the chance to meet with our remarkable speakers and trainers for an exceptional accesskey="journey under
the theme "The Future is Now", Storytelling and dialogue were the focal points during the two-day leadership Summit. The stories of speakers who touch, inspire and connect. Wisdom that is shared. Then it’s about internalising this wisdom to create new opportunities. The MasterPeace Morocco team provided interactive workshops in which everyone had a voice. New ideas were formulated through brainstorming sessions, and via the Business Model Canvas concrete business plans were created and new activities developed that contribute to solving the themes.
The Summit was opened by the local Vice President of the region with a powerful and well-prepared speech, in which his pride of ‘his oasis’ shone through. As we have already mentioned, Touria Lahrech, a Member of the Moroccan Parliament, was one of the speakers as well. Touria Lahrech was planning to attend for a few hours, but she was so motivated by the strength and energy of these young people that she stayed for the entire Summit. She promised to support the local business plans and help the group realise their plans. There is a large gap between the government and the country’s young people, but the MasterPeace team has shown how this gap can be bridged.