Environment and Sustainable Development Expert
Hajar Khamlichi is an Environmental and Sustainable Development Expert. She holds two masters degrees in Environmental Sciences, Water Engineering, and sustainable development. She has +11 years of experience as industrial wastewater and environmental manager at the utilities company in Tanger city in Morocco where she achieved the first record for a city in Morocco of 27 industrial wastewater treatment plants installed within polluting units.
On the other hand, Hajar has a vital role in civil society development. She is the President and co-founder of the Mediterranean Youth Climate Network ‘MYCN’ which aims to push the government towards concrete and ambitious decisions, as well as to help to raise awareness and build synergies between communities to make climate change a social, economic, and political priority. Hajar is Also a board member of the Moroccan Alliance for Climate and Sustainable Development, and the Observatory of the Protection of the Environment and the Historical Monuments.
Furthermore, she has recently joined the Communication and Education Commission of the International Union for Nature Conservation (CEC IUCN) and designated as a jury member for the regional IUCN membership award for 2018. Besides, she is the Moroccan National Coordinator for the International Climate Network for Africa “Team54 project International” present in 169 nations, an organization that identifies unique and innovative ways to advocate for SDG13 and to take climate action, towards building climate resilience in the community.
In parallel, Hajar has extensive experience in communication: she has participated as a speaker in more than 64 events and +30 conferences and seminars in water, climate, circular economy, and sustainable development at the regional and international level. Eventually, as a young woman, Hajar is already at the forefront of climate action and the concretization of the SDGs. She is committed for societal change and for the creation of a zero- carbon, inclusive, and just society.