The project in El Kelaa des Sraghna, Morocco has introduced a shared transport system with 25 e-tricycles (including 5 with food cooling systems) for the transport of goods and adjacent rural municipalities of the province.
Towns and villages in Morocco do not want to be left behind in the e-mobility trend and yearn for sustainable transport of people and goods, which can positively affect the livelihoods of low-income groups such as farmers, business-women and men. The project has introduced a shared transport system with 25 e-tricycles (including 5 with food cooling systems) for the transport of goods in El Kelaa des Sraghna and adjacent rural municipalities of the province. In addition, solar panels have been erected to win the energy for charing the tricycles. By introducing these new means of innovative transport for the rural population, it will contribute to increasing market access and further employment opportunities. A special focus is on equal opportunities for women.
Three associations to host the tricycles and employ locals have been selected
25 e-tricycles have been imported and a GPS tracking system was selected
Solar panels were installed on roof of association
Parking area and charging infrastructure has been provided
Mechanical Engineer who immediately went into project management within the field of construction; having worked two years in USA and a further five years for GIZ in Africa focused on project implementation. After developing a strong focus on monitoringand controlling, he successfully began managing projects in the field of technical education and capacity building in Asia.
Partnership on Sustainable, Low Carbon Transport
The Partnership on Sustainable, Low Carbon Transport (SLoCaT) is a multi-stakeholder partnership of over 90 organizations (representing UN organizations, Multilateral and Bilateral development organizations, NGOs and Foundations, Academe and the Business Sector). The thematic scope of the Partnership is land transport in developing countries, including freight and passenger transport. Both motorized and non-motorized transport are included. The policies proposed by SLoCaT are universal but the geographical scope of the Partnership is mainly for developing countries. The Partnership’s current focus is Asia, Latin America and Africa.
Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH
GIZ provides services worldwide in the field of international cooperation for sustainable development. GIZ has over 50 years of experience in a wide variety of areas, including economic development and employment, energy and the environment, and peace and security. The diverse expertise of our federal enterprise is in demand around the globe, with the German Government, European Union institutions, the United Nations and governments of other countries all benefiting from these services. The German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) is the main commissioning party, but GIZ also works with the private sector, fostering successful interaction between development policy and foreign trade.
Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development
The Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) is headed by the Minister, Svenja Schulze, the Parliamentary State Secretaries, Dr. Bärbel Kofler and Niels Annen, and the State Secretary, Jochen Flasbarth. When Germany provides a developing country with a low-interest loan, when German experts advise the government of a partner country on behalf of the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) or when private German organisations carry out projects in developing countries, these are all approaches involving direct development cooperation between Germany and its partners. Besides engaging in such bilateral development cooperation activities, Germany is also involved in activities for the benefit of the developing countries at the international level.