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The gateway to the Sahara Desert, Ouarzazate sits in the south of the High Atlas Mountains. It's the capital city of the province of the same name with the locals speaking Berber and the men taking up space drinking mint tea in the cafes of the main street. The city is used as a base to explore the Draa Valley, the rocky Todra Gorge and the UNESCO World Heritage Site of the fortified village of Ait Benhaddou. Perched on a high plateau, kasbahs (local buildings) litter the city, with its large Taourirt Kasbah home to a 19th Century Palace. The area has been used as the background in many movies from Lawrence of Arabia to Gladiator and recently, some scenes in the television series, Game of Thrones. From meandering African traders using the town as a stop-over point on their way to the north of Morocco to now being a tourist hangout point, Ouarzazate's coworking scene is opening up to those in search of some tech-savvy camaraderie.
Morocco is becoming a fast-growing tech landscape despite still being in its embryo stage. Startup investment is starting to make an appearance, and many hubs are popping up throughout in cities such as Rabat, Casablanca and sleepy seaside towns where the sun worshippers/surfers of the globe-trotting type hang out, such as Taghazout. Morocco has adopted the auto-entrepreneur framework of France that is a lever to integrate the informal economy into a legal framework whereby more than 40,000 "auto-entrepreneurs" benefit from simplified taxation and access to micro-loans plus social security.
Coworking spaces in Ouarzazate are creating spaces for the locals to find innovative solutions to the many challenges that face the people of Morocco plus a haven for the globe trotters who need to get some work done.