The city of Tangiers, Morocco, hosted a colloquium organized by (Re)Sources Think Tank from 11 to 12 February 2016. The Think Tank gathers various personalities from various horizons who share the conviction that access to basic services is an absolute priority for development that the international community has the responsibility to provide to the populations.
Hence, the theme of the colloquium was “Urban Growth in Developing Countries and Access to Basic Services: From constraints to opportunities”. This subject was treated during the four scheduled sessions of the colloquium by the invited speakers during the first day of the event.
The think Tank hopes that by choosing this theme, experts and elected officials would join the debate in order to reflect on the urban pressure put on basic services within developing cities. Therefore, the four session of the meeting addressed the dynamic of urban governance, financing access to basic services and the consideration of the climatic threat.
Among the speakers, we recognize, among others, Gérard Payen, Consultant on water and sanitation for the United Nations, Mohamed Idomar, President of the City Council of Tetouan and Alain Ries, Director for Sustainable Development, French Agency for Development.
For more information about the Think Tank, the colloquium and the speakers, please visit the website here.