Two regional training workshops on sustainable waste management were conducted in Casablanca and Agadir in Morocco, on July 4 and July 6, 2023 . The primary objective of the trainings was to enhance the knowledge and capacity of stakeholders regarding the sustainable management of construction and demolition waste (CDW). The workshops were jointly organized by UNITAR and UNIDO as part of the ongoing PAGE program in Morocco.
The training workshops on sustainable waste management successfully provided stakeholders with valuable insights into the regulatory framework and practical strategies and solutions for managing CDW. By building the capacities of all institutions and individuals involved in CDW management, in an inclusive manner, these workshops were an important first step in meeting the major challenge of sustainable waste management in Morocco.The trainings brought together 72 participants from the public and private sector, for the first time, to address the challenges associated with CDW management, highlighting the importance of aligning public policy and realistic technical field solutions to improve the overall governance of the sector and effectiveness of regulations.
PAGE activities in Morocco plan to contribute towards the achievement of SDGs 8 (Decent Work and Economic Growth), 9 (Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure), 10 (Reduced Inequalities), 13 (Climate Action) and 17 (Partnerships for the Goals). The country joined the partnership in 2019.
The Partnership for Action on Green Economy (PAGE) has grown into a prominent alliance of five UN agencies, funding partners, and 22 partner countries that work together to transform economies into drivers of sustainability by supporting nations and regions in reframing economic policies and practices around sustainability.