The ‘Agence Nationale pour le Développement des Energies Renouvelables et de l’Efficacité Energétique’ (ADEREE) is a public institution which aims at spreading the use of Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency. The development of alternative energy forms is bound to reduce energy dependence and consequently support Morocco’s sustainable development, in respect of good governance principles. ADEREE’s main objective is to implement the national policy in terms of renewable energy and energy efficiency development.
ADEREE aims to become the reference service agency in renewable energy and energy efficiency for national and international actors of the dedicated sector.
Africa Outlook is a digital and print magazine aimed at boardroom and hands-on decision-makers across a wide range of industries on the continent. With content compiled by our experienced editorial team, complemented by an in-house design and production team, we look to promote the latest in engaging news, industry trends and success stories from the length and breadth of Africa.
Our magazine provides a superb platform for companies, advertisers and media partners who deserve the attention of Africa’s leading business executives, to showcase your services and place you in the hands of the continent’s most influential people.
African Water Association
The African Water Association (AfWA) formerly known as Union of African Water Suppliers (UAWS) is a professional association of establishments, enterprises and utilities operating in the areas of drinking water, sanitation and environment in Africa. Since its inception in 1980, its main objective is to develop professional capacity of members in order to achieve its vision of drinking water coverage across the continent.
AfWA has over 100 utilities members from some 40 countries across Africa.
AfWA has sought over the years to facilitate capacity development of utilities and influence sector policy by providing sound professional viewpoints on emerging issues and engaging other actors on such issues. For instance, it has recently developed leadership programme for its members, such as the African Water Operators Partnership (WOP-Africa) to support water and sanitation utilities in improving quality service coverage and their governance as well. This programme is jointly implemented with UN-Habitat, USAID, International Water Association (IWA) and the African Water Facility of the African Development Bank. The other recent project is the African Water Academy launched in 2010 dedicated to the training for leadership development in water and sanitation utilities management in Africa.
With the recent merger with ESAR-IWA, the Southern and Eastern African representation of the International Water Association, AfWA is now the unique lead-representation of the professional organizations in the water and sanitation sector in Africa. The Association is onwards strongly positioned to positively contribute to the sector agenda-setting, policy development, needs identification, promote innovation and new approaches. By so doing, AfWA seeks to be at the upfront in implementing the African Head of State Sharm El-Sheikh 2008 Declaration aiming at enhancing coverage on water and sanitation in Africa to achieve the MDGs target.
Alternative Energy Africa
Alternative Energy Africa is the continent’s first magazine dedicated to literally filling the energy information gap in Africa. Alternative Energy Africa provides its readers updates on private sector projects, government initiatives, business and investment news, and strategies for a thriving alternative/renewable energy market on the African continent, all of this in addition to global project news and groundbreaking technology coverage. And to complement the magazine, www.AE-Africa.com offers the latest updates between issues making the AEA online and print duo “the premiere source” of alternative and renewable energy news covering the African continent.
International Institute for Water and the Sanitation
The International Institute for Water and the Sanitation -IEA-was created by the ONEE (National Office for Electricity and Drinking water) in June, 2008, with the aim of improving its training plan, which until then was carried out by its Training center (CFTE) with more than 30 years of experience and expertise. In this occasion, a new department in charge of the activities related to Applied Research was created. The integration of the Training Activities as well as the Research activitiesconstitutes a qualitative evolution in our approach with regard to the development of the human resources and the company’s general capacities.
Aware that we are working in a vital field that is Water, be it for humans but also for all living species and the Planet as a whole, it was imperative to build a strategy following a clear vision and pre-defined set of goals. This strategy is about giving priority to the development of human resources on one hand, and considering the knowledge in the Water field as a World Heritage, thus needing to be developed and enhanced, as well as shared freely through a public and long-lasting and sustainable management.
From there, IEA’s main missions focus on:
The Training and capacity building of human resources, which is a real business capital for long-term investment and management effectiveness.
The development of water and sanitation services, through focusing the Applied Research on technologies, management methods and appropriate and suitable practices as well as relying on a system of knowledge management and knowledge capitalization.
The support and technical assistance at the international level, in particular for water operators in sub-Saharan Africa, through no profit sharing of knowledge and know-how in the context of North-South cooperation and South-Public-public.
Moroccan Membrane and Desalination Society
The young Moroccan Membrane and Desalination Society was incorporated in Mohammadia,
Morocco in April 13, 2005 and is directed by a board selected at a general meeting.
The society is a non-profit public organization which will maintain neutrality with regard to
government and corporate policies as well as in the politics of countries, agencies, companies
and others. The Society will seek affiliation to other organizations where and when
The goals of the society are the development and promotion of membrane and desalination
science and technology and especially their appropriate use in water and wastewater treatment,
treatment of drinking water and industrial effluents, and other membrane and desalination
sciences and technologies. The protection of the environment, especially water resources and
concentrate disposal, are among the principal goals of the Society. To achieve these goals, the
– Encourage research and development of membrane sciences and technologies
– Communicate and disseminate information
– Cooperate with national and international institutions and private agencies
– Facilitate exchange of information among scientists, consultants, designers,
researchers, engineers and operators
– Promote training and education in desalination and membrane sciences
– Act to respect the environment and encourage the use of membrane and desalination
National Office of Electricity and Drinking Water
Creation of ONEE through the merger ONEP and ONE
During a cabinet reshuffle after elections in 2007 the Ministry of Environment and Water on the one hand, and the Ministry of Energy and Mining on the other hand, were merged into a single "Super Ministry". Within the Ministry a State Secretary remains in charge of water and environment. The Ministry of Environment and Water had been created in 2002, grouping together responsibilities that were previously scattered over several Ministries.
In 2009 the Cabinet approved a bill (Loi 40 09) that foresees a strategic alliance (regroupement) between ONEP and the national electric utility ONE. The objective is to extend economies of scale in billing and maintenance, which are already achieved in the concessions and the Regies in the larger cities, to other areas of the country. The bill is inspired by reform proposals that were put forward in various studies, including one by the management consulting firm McKinsey carried out for the Ministry of Interior in 2004. In September 2011 the bill was approved by Parliament and the new entity, the Office National de l'Electricité et de l'Eau Potable (ONEE), was created. The former ONEP became its "water branch".
Founded in 1972 ONEE is a stateowned company with an industrial and commercial vocation endowed with a civil statute and financial autonomy. Moreover, ONEE delivers sanitation services for local authorities. ONEE staff 7000 employees with a turnover of 400 MEuros.
SME's exporters association
Association’s founders are a group of experts in the development of competitiveness and institutional capacity of small and medium-sized enterprises, with accumulated experiences over many years of work in private and public sectors locally and internationally.
The converged vision of the founders generated their will to establish a non profit association to be an institutional framework in transferring their experience and knowledge to the business community in order to meet the urgent societal needs of creating jobs and reducing unemployment, aiming to achieving social justice for the Egyptian society.
The goal of the Association’s founders is to achieve sustainable development through strong economic performance depending on small and medium enterprises , capitalizing on their competitiveness both locally and internationally.
The founders believe that export is the growth engine for the Egyptian economy, that will attract domestic and international investment which will contribute in creating more jobs, solving the problem of unemployment in the near term
THE TIMES OF AFRICA
‘THE TIMES OF AFRICA’ is a bi-monthly International Business Magazine, which aspires to bring Africa to the world. It’s our earnest endeavor to make our readers cognizant of the opportunities and happenings existing in Africa.
Undoubtedly, Africa is escalating on its road map of economic development. We truly believe that Africa is exceedingly vibrant and our primary focus is on the promotion of Africa’s economic policy, business management, capacity building, trade, travel and tourism. It is indeed blessed with the good genes of its clients and its new fusion look has become an International business statement.