According to a study conducted by the Ministry of Energy, Mines and Sustainable Development (MEMDD), Morocco’s energy transition is expected to contribute to the creation of more than 13,300 jobs in renewable energy field and 36,800 jobs in the energy efficiency. More than a goal, fueling these sectors with qualified managers, engineers and technicians is a key factor in the success of the energy transition. The contribution of the GIZ is based on four areas whose coordinated action aims at maximizing the creation of “green” jobs in Morocco.

Creating a Supportive Environment

The creation of “green” jobs requires a supportive environment. Since 2008, GIZ has supported the institutions concerned with the development of a regulatory, legislative, normative and financial framework that encourages the development of renewable energies and energy efficiency.

Under the MEMDD, and in close collaboration with the GIZ, a consultation process of around 500 local actors was carried out in 2016-2017 in order to identify the barriers and drivers to the creation of green jobs in four Moroccan regions (Tangier-Tetouan-Al Hoceima, Souss-Massa, Beni Mellal-Khénifra and Marrakech-Safi). Building on the results of this process, local policy makers developed action plans and implemented the first activities that generated more than 100 jobs.

Improving the quality of products and services

In parallel, the GIZ supports the Moroccan authorities in conducting training courses for various professional groups with the aim of improving the supply of products and services in the renewable energy and energy efficiency sectors. The GIZ also offers a closer support in the sustainability of “green” jobs when necessary.

Stimulating the Demand

Another key aspect of market stimulation is to inform potential consumer groups about the benefits of technologies and services in the renewable energy and energy efficiency sectors. The GIZ thus supports the Moroccan authorities in conducting awareness-raising measures aimed at the general public. Since the media play a daily role in disseminating information to millions of Moroccan citizens, GIZ has trained a group of Moroccan journalists with the objective of giving them the necessary knowledge to inform the population of the progress of the energy transition in a targeted and relevant manner.

Intermediation between the Employer and the Jobseeker

Intermediation is another driver on which action must be taken to create “green” jobs: the GIZ aims to facilitate contact between employers and jobseekers in Morocco. A “Carré Compétences” was financed by the GIZ at the Pollutec exhibition in Casablanca in 2015 to increase the visibility of jobseekers in the renewable energy and energy efficiency sectors.