Researcher, Kingdom of Morocco

Ms. Soukaina Taoufik is a Moroccan researcher. She obtained a Master’s degree in human rights, specializing in African migration, from Mohammed V University, and is currently working on her Ph.D. thesis at Grenoble University in France. Ms. Tawfik is also a consultant at the National Sociologists Society, and is a Communications Official for the Tamkeen Initiative at the Moroccan Ministry of Education. She heads Waseet Youth Association for Sustainable Development and has dedicated eight years to voluntary action, generating ideas and creating sustainable development projects for young Moroccans. Ms. Taoufik was chosen by the US Department of State to take part in the Middle East Partnership Initiative (MEPI), and in 2018, graduated from the Lebanese American University-MEPI Leaders for Democracy Fellowship Arabic Program. She also assisted in offering training courses, under the supervision of UNESCO in Lebanon, in areas of advocacy, leadership, active citizenship and capacity enhancement.

Ms. Taoufik has represented Morocco at the Council of Europe’s World Forum for Democracy. In 2017, she took part in a UN Graduate Studies Program in Geneva, specializing in Human Rights. She was also among Moroccan representatives to the Arab Thought Foundation’s 2018 annual conference in Dubai. In 2017, she graduated from the Schools of Political Studies at the Council of Europe in Strasbourg.

During the 2019 UN Sustainable Development Goals Summit in New York, she took part in supporting events focused on the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. She was also honored by the Crans Montana Forum of New Leaders for Tomorrow, in Switzerland.