The Moroccan Observatory for Digital Sovereignty is born

The Moroccan Observatory for Digital Sovereignty (OMSN), a think tank that brings together experts, academics and researchers specializing in the digital world, held its constitutive general assembly (AGC) on Saturday in Rabat, with the aim of electing the president of this structure as well as the members of its executive board.

The WHO aims, according to its statutes, to “unite all the digital and other actors of digital sovereignty as a strategic axis of Morocco, to develop studies and reports around this theme and related subjects in addition to support, educate and advise organizations for the deployment of a digital strategy “.

It also aims to organize events, to set up a platform for exchange and reflection around digital subjects and to bring together companies and actors in the field for the emergence of a sovereign Moroccan digital ecosystem. According to its instigators, this initiative emanates from an awareness of the importance of encouraging the technological and digital independence of the Kingdom.

Elected at the end of this AGC, the president of the WHO, Mustapha Meloui, welcomed the creation of this structure which will actively work to contribute to the digital project in Morocco and to collaborate with all governmental and associative actors. in order to implement the recommendations of the report on the New Development Model with regard to the digital transition and the acceleration of the digitization of public administration.

“I have total confidence that our country has the necessary assets for a real digital take-off. The recent creation of a ministry dedicated to the digital transition and the reform of the administration is the real proof that digital technology is a priority. strategic for our country, “said Mr. Meloui in a special address.

As a force of proposal adopting a participatory approach, WHON will make a qualitative contribution to the digital field with a view to developing, in consultation with all stakeholders, a national strategy for digital sovereignty, underlined Mr. Meloui.

It is high time to start a national debate on this theme and to see how Morocco can position itself as an unavoidable reference in the digital world at the regional level, by capitalizing on the achievements made in digital governance, a he estimated.

“The observatory will advocate for a thoughtful use of digital technology which takes into account our specificities as Moroccans”, he noted, specifying that this structure will offer concrete solutions and recommendations to the public authorities on subjects related to the data sovereignty and digital consumption in general.

The WHO will also be a digital advocacy platform in favor first of the question of the territorial integrity of the Kingdom, as well as for made in Morocco and country branding, he concluded.

Subsequently, the members of the Observatory’s executive committee were elected, in accordance with its statutes.

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