In June 2013, the Moroccan alumni association hosted the “Conféderation des associations des anciens élevès de l’ENA” - featured in the news bulletin above. 

These annual meetings allow us to see what alumni associations elsewhere have achieved that year, and to learn from each other on utilising our networks to benefit our members and to strengthen our nations’ links with France and with each other. Ishtiaq Ghafoor (Promotion Robert Badinter) represented UK ENA, joining delegates from 19 countries. The main take-away from the meeting was that ENA has become more active in the set up of foreign alumni bodies (association agreements were formalised with Chad and the Democratic Republic of Congo in 2012-13), and despite the fall in UK numbers at ENA over the last 10-15 years our association is held in esteem thanks to HMG hosting 4-5 stagiaires every year and the fact that we’ve been able to count on support from our Ambassador and his team in Paris.

Importantly, these gatherings also allow host countries to showcase their vision of governance, economic policy and administrative reform. The Ministers for Budget and the Civil Service addressed the confederation in Rabat, and the programme also included debates at the Cour des Comptes and the National Anti-Corruption Office, and visits to the new Tangiers port and a Renault factory to see the centrality of foreign direct investment to the Moroccan economy.

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