BENGUERIR, Morocco–(BUSINESS WIRE)–OCP Group and ICL Group signed at this time a memorandum of understanding to supply scholarships to promote analysis and educational excellence by way of the funding of sustainability packages at Mohammed VI Polytechnic University (UM6P) and Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (BGU). This assist will allow each universities to formalize scientific collaboration by way of the promotion of change alternatives for tutorial and skilled workers and college students.
This partnership revolves round quite a few fields of cooperation that influence the way forward for the world and its inhabitants: Food Security, Ecological Restoration, Climate Smart Agriculture, Water, Climate Change, Remote Sensing, Renewable Energies, Entrepreneurship, Venture Capital and Hospitality sector.
More particularly, this partnership will allow scientific and technical specialists from the 2 establishments to seek the advice of and collaborate on Sustainability initiatives, and to assemble collectively an agenda of joint lectures, seminars, workshops and symposia.
For the implementation of those actions, OCP Group will present preliminary funding of $300,000 to UM6P, and ICL Group will present an identical quantity to BGU, for a complete of $US 600,000.
Mostafa Terrab, Chairman and CEO of OCP Group declared: “At OCP we are convinced that the best way to support sustainability, and to move from research to impact, is to sponsor world-class research collaboration at institutions such as the Mohamed VI Polytechnic University and Ben Gurion University. Investing in this research with strategic partners such as the ICL Group is key to ensuring that the concrete, science-based solutions that emerge from this research program will go to scale, and help feed the world, sustainably.”
“The positive developments in Israel’s foreign relations have opened up possibilities for us to build new relationships and create new collaborations. ICL is thrilled to be taking this historic step forward with OCP to advance sustainability research and support our local universities in their efforts to make a difference in their communities and beyond,” stated Raviv Zoller, president and CEO of ICL. “Joining forces – to share decades of experience and knowledge – is key to developing innovative research and development solutions to address the world’s sustainability challenges.”
Daniel Chamovitz, President of Ben-Gurion University of the Negev stated, “BGU and UM6P have a lot in frequent. From their desert settings to their give attention to utilized analysis and modern instructing strategies, the 2 universities are nicely suited to collaborate on initiatives in sustainability and local weather change. Both universities are dedicated to thriving within the desert in a ‘Green’ setting, and each look outward – targeted on serving to our areas, nations and the world.
“We are grateful that ICL and OCP have joined our vision of tackling the world’s greatest crisis through supporting scholarships for graduate students who will carry out critical research for the future of our world.”
“We are very confident that our partnership with Ben-Gurion University, one of Israel’s leading research universities and among the world leaders in sustainability and many other fields of great interest to UM6P, will make major, actionable contributions to our research agenda. There are many synergies between our two institutions and a shared vision that innovation at the forefront of science and technology is vital to the future of the planet,” says Hicham El Habti, President of UM6P.
OCP performs an essential function in feeding a rising world inhabitants, by offering important parts for soil fertility and plant progress. With virtually a century of expertise and revenues reaching $ 5.95 billion in 2018, OCP Group is a frontrunner in supplying phosphate rock and the world’s largest producer of phosphate-based fertilizers.
OCP offers a variety of well-adapted fertilizer merchandise to improve soil, improve agricultural yields, and assist feed the planet in a sustainable and inexpensive approach. Thanks to its large-scale built-in industrial improvement technique, OCP is current on your entire phosphate worth chain and operates on all of its enterprise traces, providing to its 23,000 staff a improvement path targeted on excellence.
Headquartered in Morocco, OCP works in a detailed partnership with greater than 160 prospects over 5 continents. Committed to finest serve the event of Africa, OCP locations innovation at the center of its technique, particularly to implement sustainable and affluent agriculture on the continent. As a accountable industrial participant, OCP is strongly dedicated to Africa’s environmental, social and human improvement.
The Group is firmly satisfied that management and profitability are essentially synonymous to social accountability and sustainable improvement. Its strategic imaginative and prescient resides the place these two dimensions meet. For extra info, please go to OCP Group’s official website at : www.ocpgroup.ma
ICL Group is a number one world specialty minerals firm, which additionally advantages from commodity upside. The firm creates impactful options for humanity’s sustainability challenges in world meals, agriculture, and industrial markets. ICL leverages its distinctive bromine, potash and phosphate sources, its passionate crew of proficient staff, and its robust give attention to R&D and technological innovation to drive progress throughout its finish markets. ICL shares are dually listed on the New York Stock Exchange and the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange (NYSE and TASE: ICL). The firm employs greater than 12,000 folks worldwide, and its 2020 revenues totaled roughly $5.0 billion.
About Mohammed VI Polytechnic University
Mohammed VI Polytechnic University is a hub of training, analysis, innovation and entrepreneurship, aspiring to turn into a stable bridge of data between Morocco, Africa and the world.
Located within the “Mohammed VI Green City” in Benguerir, close to Marrakech, with branches in Rabat and Laayoune, UM6P applies a “learning by doing” strategy and develops sound partnerships with world-wide class universities, to promote management and coaching in targeted analysis areas.
UM6P counts at this time greater than 3.500 college students, 10% of that are worldwide, with in additional than 30 packages and faculties specializing in modern utilized analysis and training.
By contributing to the coaching of a brand new era of researchers, entrepreneurs and leaders, UM6P is dedicated to positioning Morocco and Africa at the forefront of know-how and human Sciences.
About Ben-Gurion University of the Negev
Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (BGU) is the quickest rising analysis college in Israel. With 20,000 college students, 6,000 workers and college members, and three campuses in Beer-Sheva, Sde Boker and Eilat, BGU is an agent of change, fulfilling the imaginative and prescient of David Ben-Gurion, Israel’s legendary first prime minister, who envisaged the way forward for Israel rising from the Negev.
The University is at the center of Beer-Sheva’s transformation into an innovation district, the place main multinational firms and start-ups eagerly leverage BGU’s experience to generate modern R&D.
BGU results change, regionally, regionally and internationally. With colleges in Engineering Sciences; Health Sciences; Natural Sciences; Humanities and Social Sciences; Business and Management; and Desert Studies, the University is a acknowledged nationwide and world chief in lots of fields, actively encouraging multi-disciplinary collaborations with authorities and trade, and nurturing entrepreneurship and innovation in all its types.
BGU can also be a college with a conscience, energetic each on the frontiers of science and in the neighborhood. Over a 3rd of our college students take part in one of many world’s most developed neighborhood motion packages.
For extra info, go to the BGU web site.