News & Events
11th - 13th October 2005
Place: Geneva Palexpo
Exhibition and Congress Centre,
Geneva - Switzerland
S-DEV Geneva 05 (International
Platform on Urban Sustainable Development)
Switzerland-Morocco Foundation for Sustainable Development (SMFD)
attended the International Platform on Urban Sustainable Development.
With a stand, our Foundation shared its views successfully on
human sustainable development in the following fields: sport,
welfare, economy, health and environment. A Moroccan delegation
even came to support and to emphasize the SMFD in its action.
This delegation was composed of Mr. Driss Benhima, Managing Director
(Prime Minister Cabinet) of the Agence pour la Promotion et le
Développement Economique et Social des Préfectures
et Provinces du Nord du Royaume du Maroc (APDN), Mr. Khaled El
Yacoubi, Chief of the water utility and cleaning up Department
in the Interior Ministry of the Moroccan Kindgom, Mr. Tariq Kabbage,
President of Agadir Communal Council and Mrs Asmaâ Chaabi,
President of Essaouira Municipal Council.
this meeting, a conference, an exhibition and several workshops
presented viable clues in the sustainable development field. S-DEV
Geneva 05 was mainly focusing on Sustainable Urban Development.
It has been an international place for meetings and debates, which
was dedicated to all the key economic players and decision makers
who were looking for sustainable clues from Northern countries
as well as from Southern countries.
During the annual debate and exchange platform, three main points
have been underlined to take up the sustainable development challenges:
economic growth and visibility, natural resources and environment
preservation and finally social progress and equity. Moreover,
this meeting encouraged the participation of various sectors such
as local, regional or national Governments, International Organization,
Non-Governmental Organizations and Private Sector coming from
to the success of the SMFD
an SMFD supporting member
an SMFD donating member