HAKIMA EL HAITE

OLBIOS CORRESPONDENT MOROCCO

Hakima El Haite is an internationally recognized leader in the fields of sustainable development environment and climate change.  She has 26 years as a successful entrepreneur, business woman, appointed official and international advocate.  This experience provides her with a unique ability to identify and communicate environmental issues and policy solutions. As the former Minister of Environment for the Kingdom of Morocco, El Haite she updated the national legislative framework and harmonized it with international legislation, realized the national strategy for sustainable development and introduced green growth into national solid waste management and industrial policy.She was a major actor for bringing COP22 to Morocco and played a central role in its organization.
In her capacity as Minister, El Haite served as a representative on the UN on climate change, She was chosen to be the Special Envoy, and High Level Champion of the International Climate Conference (COP 22).  In her leadership roles El Haite travels worldwide to campaign for the recognition of Climate Change as an urgent national and international issue.Prior to serving as Minister, EL HAITE was the President/CEO and founder of the EAU GLOBE, the first environmental engineering firm in Africa and Middle East. She has been recognized internationally for her work.  These honors include recognition by US President OBAMA for her example as an innovative entrepreneur in 2008.   In 2016, she was honored with Knight of the National Order of the Légion d’Honneur by

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