Expertise: Climate Change, Disaster Risk Reduction
Soumaya Zaddem holds a first degree in Agri-food and Food processing and a Master’s Degree in Engineering Biology. She has over eight years of work experience related to the fields of environment, climate change, food security, sustainable development and Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR).
Ms. Zaddem serves as the North African representative to the Africa Youth Advisory Board (AYAB) on Disaster Risk Reduction. As the North Africa representative, her mission is to meaningfully engage with national DRR focal points, African Union partners and other stakeholders in order to facilitate capacity building and empowerment platforms for young people to enhance and upscale their ‘agents of change’ abilities in DRR.
Ms. Zaddem also serves as a board Member responsible for foreign affairs in the Arab-African Council for Sustainable Development (CAADD) which is an international organisation based in Tunisia that applies the seventeen Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) through many activities and projects in partnership with UNDP and various Tunisian ministries.