The Ministry of Tourism, Crafts and the Social and Solidarity Economy: 5th edition of the “Lalla Al Moutaâouina” National Prize: A celebration of innovation and the economic empowerment of women in the cooperative sector.


The Ministry of Tourism, Crafts and the Social and Solidarity Economy, in collaboration with the Cooperation Development Office (ODCO), announces the return of the 5th edition of the “Lalla Al Moutaâouina” National Prize, aimed to reward the most innovative initiatives for the development of women’s cooperative projects.

Under the theme “Women’s cooperatives: A fertile land to strengthen the spirit of entrepreneurship among women”, this edition generated significant enthusiasm, with the participation of 329 women’s cooperatives. Among these, 29 cooperatives with the most innovative projects were selected by a panel of experts and awarded prizes during the awards ceremony held on Wednesday April 24 in Rabat. For this year 2024, the National Prize

“Lalla Al Moutaâouina” offers financial support of 50,000 dhs to these award-winning cooperatives, thanks to a partnership between the Ministry, ODCO, as well as institutional and private partners.

This 5th edition benefits from the support of the regions of Fès-Meknes, Guelmim-Oued-Noun, Oriental, and Dakhla-Oued Eddahab, as well as the OCP Foundation, Dar Al Moukawil, CIH Bank, Bank of Africa, Crédit Agricole, Cosumar , Copag, Jaida, Attawfiq Micro-finance Foundation, Tanger Med, and the Amane Foundation and the Qatar Embassy.

Part of the objective of the Ministry of Tourism, Crafts and the Social and Solidarity Economy to strengthen the economic inclusion of women and their contribution to the national economy, the Lalla Al Moutaâouina National Prize provided its support financial support to 128 women’s cooperatives since its launch in 2020. On a larger scale, the Prize aspires to increase the number of women’s cooperatives in Morocco by raising awareness among more women of the benefits of integration and the creation of cooperatives, thus contributing to creating an ecosystem conducive to the empowerment of women and the promotion of gender equality.

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