Morocco organised a three day training for the local technical managers responsible for the management of the Blue Flag beaches

For the year 2016, 120 technical managers responsible for the management of beaches within 25 wilayas and prefectures (locals’ authorities) and over 55 coastal municipalities have been trained in beach management. This skill-building cycle consists of three sessions of three days each, in three different cities in Morocco: Agadir, Tangier and Casablanca.
This beach management training cycle is based on technical tools developed by the Mohammed VI Foundation for Environmental Protection (Blue Flag National Operator in Morocco) and on the regulatory aspects of coastal management. The Foundation provides local authority agents with a project management manual to facilitate their work in the field. This manual is the result of a study conducted by the Foundation with the General Directorate of Local Authorities in 2014 on the sustainable management of beaches and coastline within the framework of the Clean Beaches and Blue Flag programs.

This capacity building should facilitate the work of all local stakeholders to enable them to more easily raise beach quality and enable local authorities to support their investments in their territory with the aim of generating economic and social benefits.
The training agenda included Blue Flag planning and project management, beach characterization indicators, guidance values and tables of the budgeted objectives for defining the communal budgets for the coming years.