Africa: Rabat, Dakar Support 3S Initiative
Morocco and Senegal have expressed their strong determination to work hand in hand to ensure the success of the Triple S Initiative (Sustainability, Stability and Security) in Africa.
The two countries’ shared willingness was voiced lately at a meeting held in Addis Ababa by Head of Moroccan Govt Sâad Eddine El Othmani and Senegalese Minister for African Integration Mbagnick Ndiaye on the sideline of the 11th extraordinary summit of the African Union.
The two officials stressed the need to set up mechanisms and mobilize all necessary international resources to ensure the success of the 3S initiative, which seeks to create 2 million jobs and rehabilitate 10 million hectares in Africa by 2025.
The Triple S Initiative is an inter-governmental action launched by Morocco and Senegal to address the root causes of instability in Africa, migration and conflict related to the degradation of natural resources.
The bold, innovative and ambitious solutions envisioned by the 3S Initiative have been widely acknowledged and welcomed by the international community.
The initiative offers alternatives to forced migration and radicalization by creating jobs for young people, women and migrants through the restoration of degraded lands.
Alarmed by the dangerous effects of climate change especially on fragile and unstable communities, African governments meeting at the Climate Change Conference in Marrakesh (Morocco) agreed on practical measures to set the region on a path towards security, stability and sustainability.
The African countries joining the initiative will receive help to create green jobs and to promote investment opportunities by migrants themselves as the African continent boasts huge untapped potential.
However, climate change, population growth and increasing economic uncertainty put many African countries under immense pressure with land degradation, desertification and drought undermining lives, peace and stability in the continent.