Key Expert, Local sustainable development specialist-Maghreb region

Ms. Makhlouf is an International Expert in Climate, Energy and Sustainable Development in Africa, Europe and the Mediterranean regions. She gained a broad experience working at the United Nations, the African Development Bank, the World Bank, the European Union and the R20 (Regions20 for Climate Action) and became the first woman in Africa and in the Arab countries and second in the world to be an Aerospace engineering graduate of ITC (International Institute for Aerospace Survey and Earth Sciences) at University of Twente in Holland.  She holds two MSc degrees in spatial analysis and photogrammetry with a PHD thesis on the structuring of spatial databases and was part of the team of researchers who designed and developed the “IlWIS” GIS and implemented it at the National Autonomous University of Mexico (NAUM).

Ms. Makhlouf is a member of the Council of Engineers of Tunisia, a visiting University Professor in Italian and Tunisian universities, a permanent member of the Council and General Assembly of the CMU (Community for Mediterranean Countries) in Italy and President of the Italian based EAMC / Women Engineers (Engineering Association for Mediterranean Countries).