Morocco launches MoroccoTech to strengthen its digital hub position

Morocco launches MoroccoTech to strengthen its digital hub position

To position itself as a hub for digital innovation in North Africa, the Moroccan government has launched MoroccoTech, a digital hub for techies in Morocco.

The hub was launched by Dr. Ghita Mezzour, the minister for Digital Transition and Reform of the administration in Morocco. In his remarks, he emphasized that MoroccoTech hub was a movement and a brand committed to strengthening the country’s position as a regional digital hub.

Other government representatives at the event included Mr. Mohcine Jazouli, the Minister Delegate in charge of Investment, Convergence, and Evaluation of Public Policies, Mr. Younes Sekkouri, the Minister of Economic Inclusion, Small Business, Employment, and Skills.

Also represented from the private sector were Mr. Chakib Alj, the CEO of the General Confederation of Moroccan Companies (CGEM), Mr. Amine Zarouk and Mr. Mehdi Alaoui, President and Vice-President of the APEBI (Moroccan Federation of Information Technologies and Offshoring) and Mr. Mohamed Saad, the President of Association of Users of Information Systems in Morocco. 

A spokesperson from the organizing team commented on how the team aims to promote itself as the best digital destination in Africa, offering a favorable ecosystem that supports innovative, sustainable, and responsible work ethics. Setting a standard that would move the economy towards a wave of global innovations. 

The event had a panel discussion organized around relevant key issues in the Morocco tech ecosystem, including challenges and solutions. The event also threw insights on measures to drive the success of the MoroccoTech movement. The event also showcased sustainable products and technologies by tech companies in sectors as; FinTech, AgricTech, HealthTech, and GovTech, garnering more traction as they are streamed on various digital platforms. 

Digital and tech innovation is paramount for the country’s economic transformation through innovation-led growth, as Morocco seeks to be recognized as an international digital hub destination in Africa. Both private and public sectors affirm that the adoption of technology would ultimately increase work efficiency. 

Morocco has been able to capitalize on the quality of its young talent, its closeness to the European market, as well as the country’s infrastructure and diversified workforce, to achieve substantial success in building a digital hub model. 

The country has now made developing MoroccoTech Ecosystem its central objective, as it realizes the massive contribution it can make to economic growth. 

Sybil Fekurumoh

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