After 50 months of implementation by NIRAS, it is time to close the EU Forestry Policy Support Program (PAPS-Forêts) in Morocco.
We are sad to close the project, but proud to have been successfully involved in the core of the Moroccan forestry sector for the past four years.
NIRAS’s involvement contributed to a support program for the High Commission for Water, Forests and Fight Against Desertification (HCEFLCD), backing it in the expansion of procedures, management rules, and mechanisms necessary for implementation, piloting, and monitoring and evaluation of the PAPS-Forêts project. NIRAS assisted the HCEFLCD in strengthening its institutional capacity and participated in updating its forestry policy.
We also brought expertise by providing ad hoc expertise and technical support to the implementation of specific program activities based on beneficiary requirements and carried out studies, surveys, and training in line with the support programme’s needs. NIRAS deployed 30 experts to this project.
Some of the activities included:
The whole NIRAS team and the Team Leader have been key actors in the success of this project. We anticipate more work to come from Morocco in this sector and others, and we hope to be back soon.