Israel-Morocco Forum

Translating the peace between governments to a peace between people

The Leaders of Tomorrow Israel-Morocco Forum spans six months and is divided into two parts, weekly Zoom meetings and two in-person meetings in Morocco and Israel as part of delegations. The program involves 20 young Israelis and 20 young Moroccans who have been carefully selected from hundreds of candidates.

All members of the program come from backgrounds of either social or business entrepreneurship, worlds of advocacy and activism, and a longing for Moroccan identity and culture.

The purpose of the program is to connect the young leaders and develop together ideas and projects related to the connections between peoples.

This historic program and work on the joint initiatives are conducted in collaboration with Mimouna – a Moroccan association that works to promote relations between Israel and Morocco.

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How will it work?

The program will last about 20 weeks, from December 2021 to the end of April 2022, and will include four parts:

  1.  Opening trip to Morocco: A week where we will study and delve into the rich Jewish heritage that exists in this country. We will get to know our fellow Moroccan participants and, together, we will begin the process of joint learning and project planning in pre-assigned focus teams. Moreover, the delegation will include a festive, formal concert with nine famous Moroccan musicians from Israel, Moroccan and the United States- three from each country. Their presence will help increase awareness to the initiative and include wider crowds as future potential participants and people-to-people ambassadors
  2. Five-month online program: Throughout the duration, both plenary meetings (of all 40 participants) and team meetings will take place. The series of the plenary sessions will include senior lecturers and experts imparting knowledge about our shared culture and history, and reflect on society, community, and current challenges in the region. In addition, participants will receive interpersonal tools lending expertise in the world of people-to-people platforms. A series of focus team meetings guided by mentors will enable the creation, promotion, and execution of final projects to be launched in Israel by the end of April 2022, in accordance with the work plan to be presented during the opening trip to Morocco
  3. Mid-Seminar – A unique seminar will emphasize the collaboration between the organizations, with fascinating new content and training that will provide additional enrichment
  4. Final delegation week in Israel: Together with the members of the Moroccan delegation, we will hold meetings and get to know Israeli society and the country’s landscapes, along with peak events and the presentation of final projects, attended by Israeli and Moroccan government officials. The musicians who participated in the December opening delegation will take part in the final event

What will you get?

  • Take part in a historic partnership and deepen your connection with a group of young Moroccan and Israeli leaders working in parallel fields

  •  Participate in unique and fascinating trips to Morocco and Israel

  •  Enrich your toolkit of leadership and “people-to-people” skills

  •  Gain experience implementing an international social-cultural initiative, guided by professional mentors

  • upon program completion, participants will join the Leaders of Tomorrow Alumni Network – a community uniting young leaders from Middle East and North Africa for ongoing events and collaborations

  •  Students studying at an institution recognized by the undergraduate or graduate fellowship will be eligible for a scholarship (relevant to Israeli participants)

Program Dates:

  • Opening introductory meeting of “Home Group” – 18.11.2021
  • Opening delegation to Morocco – 30.11-7.12.2021
  • Mid-Seminar of “Home Group” – 10-11.03.2022
  • Final delegation in Israel – 24-30.04.2022

Who is suitable for the program?

  • Young adults, ages 25-35
  • Young professionals finishing their bachelor’s degree or graduates beginning their careers, who have the ability and time to attend delegations and online weekly sessions
  • People with an entrepreneurial sense, creativity, and the ability to drive processes.
  • Personable people who wish to share their story with the world by making interpersonal connections
  • Young people who want to influence their neighbors living in the region, which is emerging as the new world center
  • Young professionals with a real passion and desire to initiate, create, and promote products together with partners from Morocco.
  • Maintain high ability to express themselves in both written and spoken English
  • French or Arabic – an advantage
  • Experience in establishing a social/cultural/SDG initiative – an advantage
  • Experience in leading projects and/or initiating processes from A to Z – an advantage

Requirements:

  • Attend virtual sessions for two hours every two weeks, plus two hours a week offline work during the months approaching the launch of the project
  • Full availability on the dates shown above

The process of joining the program:

  1. Initial registration
  2. Application form + short introductory video
  3. Interview at the organization’s offices in Tel Aviv