MERH's Webinar: Climate and Water Scarcity in North Africa

Updated: Feb 16

The Middle East Research Hub is proud to share the recording of its first webinar on ‘Climate and Water Scarcity in North Africa’. This 90-minute panel discussion focuses on the case of Libya. It is moderated by MERH Contributor Inga Trauthig and features guest speakers Malak Altaeb, Belinda Hlatshwayo and Khawla Rammali.



Malak Altaeb:

Malak Altaeb is an Environmental Policy Masters graduate from Sciences Po University in Paris, France. She has a degree in Chemical Engineering from University of Tripoli, Libya. She is a blogger for almost four years and she has written for different domains and magazines. She is a writer for sister-hood magazine and she contributed to media platforms such as climate tracker, Libya’s Herald, Libyan Express, Ascends Magazine, and Unootha magazine. She participated in water journalism academy training with Konrad Adenauer Stiftung (KAS). She also won the water heroes contest by CMI Marseille, France (Center for Mediterranean Integration). She is currently a UNDP Youth Futures Fellow and also, she is a member of the Libyan Youth Climate Movement LYCM.


Belinda Hlatshwayo:

Belinda Hlatshwayo is a legal and development professional working to address the gap in diversity of voice in research and policy decision-making. Her work is focused on legal and policy analysis on the inclusion of women in security responses. She has experience working for civil society, international development agencies and government. Belinda’s research focuses on intersectional approaches to international humanitarian and criminal law, with subjects such as the dichotomous identities of women in conflict and extremism and their treatment under the law being recognized in Asia and Africa.


Khawla Rammali:

Khawla Rammali is the creator of Living Sustainably in Libya where she creates educational visual content to engage Libyans in the discourse of the climate crisis & sustainability. She has a MSc in Sustainable Resource Management from TUM. Her master's thesis focused on the role recent youth movements played in raising awareness about the climate crisis. Previously, Khawla worked in communications for the UNFCCC, to promote the implementation of the Paris Agreement, and for adelphi-SEED, to highlight the innovative approaches of social and environmental enterprises which advance the Sustainable Development Goals. She is currently interested in analysing climate change related conversations on social media platforms to explore reactions following events, such as extreme weather, social movements, and ambitious climate policies.





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