Second Edition of the Forum  

After the great success of the first edition held in March 2015, characterized by the participation of high officials of many States as well as regional and international organizations, the Crans Montana Forum is organizing from the 17th to the 22nd of March 2016, its second edition in Dakhla on Africa and South-South cooperation.

As of last year, Heads of State, Heads of Government, Ministers, Presidents of Parliament and renowned personalities from political, economic, cultural, media and civil society backgrounds will take part at this second edition.

The chosen theme for this second edition, that deals with “Africa and South-South Cooperation: a better governance for sustainable economic and social development”, goes along with the solemn and irreversible commitment of the Kingdom of Morocco to the African agenda, as shown on the bilateral level by the several visits of His Majesty King Mohammed VI to Sub-Saharan countries, as well as by the important projects of development launched on these occasions.

In addition to the diverse and varied themes on the program of this edition, ranging from food security to energy security, human and environmental securities to, the impact of maritime industry on the African economy, to the role of regional cooperation in the area of public health, the 2nd edition of the Crans Montana Forum in Dakhla will be an extraordinary platform, within the framework of South-South cooperation, for the Pacific Island States, to examine the role of the international community in protecting and promoting their sustainable development.