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Action Education: An Enduring Throwback For The Future

Tuesday, 26 January 2021, 10:39 am | Yossef Ben-Meir

Social scientists across their different disciplines have shared an enduring observation. They have found that the people who apply methods in real settings to understand social life find more elucidation of the inquiry process than those who seriously ... More >>

Critical Outlooks Of The Community Approach To Global Development

Wednesday, 5 August 2020, 7:27 am | Yossef Ben-Meir

Systems devised to organize local community participation in development emerged more than 70 years ago as a means to address poverty by involving people in designing their own initiatives and activities. Today, the people-driven approach to development ... More >>

Building A Definition Of Development

Friday, 24 July 2020, 9:41 am | Yossef Ben-Meir

The idea of development itself, its definition, and even the method we use for defining it, would be a good place to begin toward discovering its potential in our lives. We cannot rely on any single, or even ten, definitions. We need to look at the full ... More >>

Moroccan Agriculture and Rural Development

Tuesday, 21 January 2020, 8:27 am | Yossef Ben-Meir

In recent years, Morocco has put in place the right frameworks for mobilizing rural communities to advance the nation’s sustainable development goals, yet it falls woefully short when it comes to implementation. As someone who has been engaged in ... More >>

A Humanitarian Alternative to Migration

Wednesday, 12 December 2018, 10:49 am | Yossef Ben-Meir

December 2018 is gearing up to be a pivotal month for migration on the world stage, and the epicentre is here, in Marrakech, Morocco, with two high-level fora taking place concerning development and migration. However, in order for the discussions ... More >>

A Paradigm Project for the Future – Location: Morocco

Thursday, 3 November 2016, 4:43 pm | Yossef Ben-Meir

What makes for a great development project? Which qualities imbue an initiative with longevity and sustainability, enabling it to meet a whole range of interconnected material and emotional needs? Is there a single concept applicable to a specific ... More >>

Racial Reconciliation and Prosperity

Monday, 13 April 2015, 9:03 am | Yossef Ben-Meir

Racial Reconciliation and Prosperity Dr. Yossef Ben-Meir Much of my professional life involves applying democratic, participatory decision-making methods in order to catalyze and bring to fruition human development initiatives. We are fortunate ... More >>

Happy Tears: Human Connection Leading to Human Development

Wednesday, 25 March 2015, 2:47 pm | Yossef Ben-Meir

We may know - perhaps even at first hand - of a gap in society whose presence causes pain for countless individuals. Here in Morocco, such a void - that of unrelenting poverty - exists, particularly in rural places (where poverty is typically most concentrated ... More >>

Morocco and South-South Unity

Tuesday, 23 December 2014, 5:30 pm | Yossef Ben-Meir

The reign of King Mohammed VI of Morocco is in the process of being framed by a number of progressive and productive pillars. Among these is one stand-out initiative focusing on building South-South cooperation between Morocco and its neighbors within Africa. More >>

A Radical Rethink: Aligning People’s and Donors’ Priorities

Thursday, 20 November 2014, 5:26 pm | Yossef Ben-Meir

With the enormous diversity of social contexts where development interventions take place, one might imagine it would be extremely difficult to identify a single rule of thumb that enables the best possibility for project success, or sustainability. More >>

Development Visions from the Impoverished

Friday, 17 October 2014, 4:32 pm | Yossef Ben-Meir

The world’s most extreme poor are located primarily in rural places. Clearly, people’s proximity (or lack of) to city centers of decision-making, power and relative affluence is a determining factor in their life experience, alongside other conditions that ... More >>

Organic Agriculture: Will the ‘Meek’ Inherit the Earth?

Friday, 17 October 2014, 3:53 pm | Yossef Ben-Meir

The practice of organic agriculture combines traditional methods with today’s knowledge of health and environmental sustainability. In Morocco it is generally observed that the more remote the farming communities – and most often the more disadvantaged ... More >>

Decentralize for People’s Power in Arab Spring Countries

Tuesday, 7 October 2014, 11:21 am | Yossef Ben-Meir

To sustainably advance human development and political stability, Arab Spring countries should decentralize to sub-national levels the resources necessary to catalyze and implement community development. Increasingly, Morocco is suggested as a model for ... More >>

Building World Peace, Locally

Monday, 22 September 2014, 3:19 pm | Yossef Ben-Meir

The condition of mutually enforcing bottom-up social development movements and enabling top-down laws, policies and treaties, assist ever more people and groups in coming-together to achieve the change they seek. More >>

Engaging Young People on Democracy

Friday, 12 September 2014, 11:45 am | Yossef Ben-Meir

UN International Day of Democracy -September 15th 2014 Engaging Young People on Democracy By Dr. Yossef Ben-Meir 12 September 2014 More >>

World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought – June 17

Tuesday, 17 June 2014, 5:33 pm | Yossef Ben-Meir

For 2014 on this day, held under UN auspices, the chosen theme is the incorporation of sustainable land management policies and practices into our collective response to climate change. More >>

World Environment Day - June 5th

Friday, 6 June 2014, 4:23 pm | Yossef Ben-Meir

World Environment Day is held annually on June 5th under UN auspices to highlight a particular area of environmental concern. The focus this year is on the unique challenges facing the world’s small islands in their battle with rising ocean levels ... More >>

Obama’s ‘Enough’ Moment in the Middle East

Tuesday, 20 November 2012, 12:23 pm | Yossef Ben-Meir

Just as in 2008 when Barack Obama verbalized with a yell of “enough” what was echoing in the hearts of millions of Americans as the nation was engaged in two raging wars and caught in a freefalling economy, the Israelis and Palestinians desperately ... More >>

The Primacy of Human Development in the Arab Spring

Friday, 3 August 2012, 1:13 pm | Yossef Ben-Meir

The durability of national governments in the Middle East and North Africa is now determined by the extent to which leaders can expeditiously and effectively address the primary cause of the Arab Spring: shameful levels of underdevelopment of the ... More >>

Egypt’s Second Grassroots Resurgence

Thursday, 19 May 2011, 12:20 pm | Yossef Ben-Meir

The Egyptian people must still yet overturn an overbearing force that has marginalized them for generations: top-down government control of budgets and local development. Egypt’s central government administration consumes the far majority of public resources, ... More >>