The aim of this master’s degree is to train managers to respond concretely to the challenges they face in their respective countries, in order to improve access to water and sanitation services.
To this end, the teaching that will be provided will enable them to understand the problems of the water supply chain in all its components.
The proposed program will be based on an innovative pedagogy combining the academic knowledge of EMINES and the know-how of Moroccan professionals in the water sector.
The Master will also create a platform for exchange between participants, so that they share their experiences, all as rich as each other.
The teaching will thus include, in a systematic way, concrete case studies which will be submitted to their reflection, and which will be very close to the realities with which they are daily confronted.
According to the United Nations Water Development Report 2017: "Africa is home to 15% of the world's population, but has only 9% of renewable water resources, unevenly distributed across the continent.
The gap between water availability and demand is growing rapidly, especially in cities where the urban population is expected to almost quadruple by 2037. In sub-Saharan Africa, 319 million of the more than one billion people still lack access to improved drinking water sources.
The situation regarding sanitation is even worse, with 695 million people lacking basic sanitation facilities, and not a single sub-Saharan country having met the Millennium Development Goal target for sanitation.
Among the handicaps that are at the root of this lack of access to basic services in Africa is the weak human capacity of the various stakeholders to respond to the challenges posed.
The trend in most African countries has been to give priority to building infrastructure without taking the necessary measures to build the capacity of the human resources in charge of operating it.
This is all the more true because the cost of this internal support is often derisory compared to the amounts mobilised for the infrastructures.
We are talking here about capacity building for local stakeholders, which is to be distinguished from the Technical Assistance proposed by donors, the cost of which is higher, as it is often provided by foreign consultancy firms, without transferring know-how to the beneficiaries.
In order to contribute to the improvement of the capacities of the actors of the water and sanitation sectors in Africa, the EMINES - School of Industrial Management, part of the Mohammed VI Polytechnic University, proposes this Executive master’s in water management and Supply Chain aimed at the various actors of the Water Supply Chain of the continent.
This Master's degree aims to train managers so that they can respond concretely to the challenges they face in their respective countries.
This Master's degree aims to train managers to respond concretely to the challenges they face in their respective countries, in order to improve access to water and sanitation services. To this end, the teaching that will be provided will enable them to understand the problems of the water supply chain in all its components.