Charafat Afailal, native from Morocco, the former minister in charge of water in the Moroccan government between 2013 and 2018 and is currently an expert on water and climate.
She graduated in 1997 from the Mohammadia School of Engineers, the most prestigious engineering school in Morocco, starting a career of more than two decades in the water field.
Charafat Afailal began her journey as an engineer in the Moroccan potable water office where she contributed to the achievement of several projects and programs of national importance.
As a minister, Charafat Afailal launched important reforms and concluded several achievements that insured water security in a difficult climatic context.
Many achievements were concluded under her leadership such as the elaboration of the Moroccan water resources policy 2015-2030, development and implementation of the drought management plans, establishment of a new mode of groundwater governance, development of reuse plans and others.
She also played an important role in the recognition of water as the most affected sector by climate change, which culminated into the organisation of the Water Action Day during Cop 22 by CCNUCC.