Ismail Chaib and other “30 Maghreb” organizers are looking for stories on how Maghrebians see their countries in 30 years:
The call-for-interest has been posted online, and reads:
The Maghreb region in North Africa encompasses over 100 Million inhabitants 2/3 of which are under 30. Yet this trove of talents has found very little avenues to fully reveal its potential and nothing so far, signals that this is about to change…
The consensus is of a gloomy, hopeless future. If we want things to change for the better, we ought to change the narrative, demonstrate alternatives and successes and inspire young people through out the region. The next 30 years could be better then the one behind us!
30 Maghreb(s) ambitions to gather 30 individuals of 30 years old or under to share their views and opinions about the future of the region. Whether dystopian or utopian, fictional or fact-based, we would like you to answer the following question “how do you see your the Maghreb in the next 30 years?” in an up to 2000-words essay. The results will be published through a new media online and in a book.
We believe this work of prospective would help shed lights on some upcoming luminaries while disrupting the current consensus, paving the way for a brighter future.
Whether your are from Algeria, Morocco, Tunisia or abroad but feel a strong tie to the region, please leave your details below so we can reach out to you!
Interested Maghrebis can fill out the form through google docs.