Gibraltarian is EU Advisor to Moroccan

A Gibraltarian has been commissioned by the European Union's Horizon 2020 programme to advise and support the development of higher education provision in Morocco.

Professor Daniella Tilbury is currently in Rabat meeting the Presidents and senior leadership teams of seven Moroccan Universities. The two day meeting is focused on strategic development issues facing Universities and on scenario planning for higher education in Morocco. Daniella, who is being accompanied by a French translator, will be leading discussions at the University of Mohammed V Souissi where the meeting has been convened. Daniella is supported administratively by MIO - The Mediterranean Programme Office which coordinates this funded initiative.

Daniella will be returning to Morocco in June following an invitation from His Majesty King Mohammed VI and her Royal Highness Princess Lalla Hasnaa who is the President of the Mohammed VI Foundation for Environmental Protection. She will be a keynote speaker at a the 7th World Environmental Education Congress to be held in Marrakech between the 10th-14th June. The Congress will bring together University experts and UN agencies from around the world. Other keynote speakers include Achim Steiner, Director General of UN Environment Programme, Prof Vandana Shiva, a world authority in sustainable development and Alexander Leicht, Chief of Education Section of UNESCO.

Daniella is based in Cheltenham, at the University of Gloucestershire, UK where she is a Marie Curie Professor. She was born and educated in Gibraltar and returns regularly to visit family and friends. She is also involved in the development of a Mediterranean Sustainable Development Strategy and advising on new University ventures in the region.