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Monique Barbut

Executive Secretary


Monique Barbut has over 30 years of experience in sustainable development, international diplomacy, governance and finance. From 2006 to 2012, she was the CEO and Chairperson of the Global Environment Fund (GEF) and Vice-President at the World Bank.

From 2003 to 2006, she was Director at the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), in charge of technology programs, climate and green economy. Before that, Monique Barbut has a distinguished career in the French public service, including a long and varied career in the Development Bank of France, the French Development Agency (AFD ), the leading French agency dedicated to aid to foreign countries.

Hakima El Haite

Minister of the Environment of Morocco

Hakima El Haite holds a BA in Biology and Water Microbiology at the Faculty of Sciences of Fez, a Diploma of Advanced Studies (DEA) in Ecotoxicology at the Faculty of Sciences of Meknes, a national PhD Environmental Sciences at the Faculty of Sciences of Meknes and a second PhD in Environmental Engineering at the Ecole des Mines de Saint Etienne – College doctoral schools of mines in France. She also obtained a degree in political communication at the University of Washington (Washington DC).

Hakima El Haite was attached to the Directorate General of Urban Agency of Fez (1992-1993), founding director of S.EAUGLOBE, a company specializing in engineering and environmental work since 1994, delegated to the Presidential Summit President of the United States of America OBAMA Entrepreneurship and nominated as pioneer in the fields of the environment in Africa and the Middle East (1990) and Vice President of US-NAPEO (North Africa Partnership For Economic Opportunity) (2011).

Her political career within the People’s Movement began in 2003. She participated actively and including all restructuring actions, regionalization and strengthening bodies of that party, the party representation and animation of conferences sustainability. Since December 2012, she is president of international relations of the party.
Treasurer of the National Women’s Union (1994) to the section of Fes, Vice-President of AFEM (2007) and the International Liberal INLW for women (2007), President Connectingroup int Founder. (2011), MP President of the Liberal International for women (2012), President of the Committee on National Charter for Participatory Democracy (2013) and Member of the Committee of the national debate with civil society.

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