MIDDLE EAST & NORTH AFRICA

UNITE Members per Country
Morocco2
Tunisia1
Yemen1

REGIONAL CHAIR

IBTISSAME AZZAOUI

MOROCCO

Ibtissame Azzaoui is a Moroccan Member of Parliament. Sitting at the Foreign Affairs Committee, Ibtissame plays a prominent role as a civil society activist.Due to her remarkable activism in Morocco and at the international level, she was designated Minister of Communication and Spokesperson of the youth parallel government in Morocco.

Ibtissame Azzaoui sees as her mission to empower the ones that are voiceless and to advocate younger generations to engage with relevant topics such as global health, gender equality and sustainable development. Ibtissame is a frequent invited lecturer at home and abroad. When raising awareness and challenging the governments into implementing effective public policies, Ibtissame has founded a few non-profit organizations and became actively involved in cultural regional and international projects.

Ibtissame Azzaoui is a member of UNITE since December 2019.

MEMBERS

ALLAL AMRAOUI

MOROCCO

Allal Amraoui is a Member of Parliament from Morocco. Originally from Fez, Amraoui was also a Deputy Mayor in the same city. Amraoui is a well-known face in Morocco politics. He is the vice-president of Parliamentary Committee on External Affairs and assumes the leading role of being the president of Moroccan delegation in the Parliamentary Assembly for the European Council. Allal Amraoui is also a medical doctor. He has played an active role in founding the Faculty of Medicine in Fez and received the Big Health Prize in 2013. In 2017, Allal Amraoui was appointed as Ambassador for Peace from the International Association of Parliamentarians for Peace. Amraoui is a member of UNITE since December 2019.

IMEN BEN MOHAMED

MOROCCO

Imen Ben Mohamed graduated from the University of Rome “La Sapienza” in International Cooperation and Economic Development, as well as from the Tunisian Institute of Politics. Iman was a Vice-President of the ‘Family and Working Policies’ of the National Youth and Civil Society Forum (Forum Nazionale dei Giovani) in Italy. Imen is an active human rights activist. Former member of Tunisian Parliament, a member of the Consultative Council of the Union Arab Maghreb UMA, a MENA Young Leader. Awarded by “The Club of Women” and with the “Minerva Prize” Under the High Patronage of the Italian President. of the Republic. Imen Ben Mohammed is a UNITE member since March 2019.

OLFA SOUKRI CHERIF

TUNISIA

Olfa Soukri Cherif is a former Member of Parliament and Member of the Committee on Finance at the Tunisian Parliament. She is the Vice-Chair of the Global Parliamentary Network on World Bank and International Monetary Fund. Prior to joining the Parliament in Tunisia, Cherif was a Professor in Economics at the Insitute Supérieur de Science Humaines in Tunis and a Professor of Mathematics and Statistics at the University of Paris, Panthéon, la Sorbonne. She is a strong voice for sustainable development issues and has been involved in many civil society initiatives. Olfa Soukri Cherif is a UNITE member since May 2019.

MOHAMMED THABIT MOHAMMED AL-ASALI

YEMEN

Mohammed Thabit Mohammed Al-Asali is a member of the Yemeni parliament and currently seats in the Public Health and Population Committee. Being a medical doctor, Al-Asali has developed extensive work in the field of global health, particularly in AIDS treatment in the Red Sea countries and promoting health insurance across the region. He is one of the founders of both Arab and Yemeni Parliamentarians against Corruption Organization. Mohammed Al-Asali is a member of UNITE since November 2019.