UNESCO Chair "Water, Women and Decision-making", (706), established in 2006 at the University Al Akhawayn, Ifrane (Morocco).


Water, sustainable development.


  • To reinforce women’s capacities, notably through training, in the sustainable management of water resources, as well as a contribution to the protection of the environment and the improvement of rural populations living conditions and, in more general terms, to fulfill Millennium goals.

Host Institution


  • University Al Akhawayn, National Office of Drinking Water, Moroccan League for Child Protection and the Ministry of Health.
  • International Network of UNESCO Chairs  on " Women, sciences,technology and water" (Argentine, Sudan, Bourkina Faso, Brazil, Côte d’Ivoire).

UNESCO Sector/Office responsible for the Chair/Network

Natural Sciences, UNESCO Rabat Office.



Prof. Asma El Kasmi, Al Akhawayn University in Ifrane
UNESCO Chairholder
E-Mail address - aselkasmi(at)
Work Phone - +212-(0)
Cellular Phone - +212(0)
Fax - +212-(0)
Street - P.O. Box 104, Avenue Hassan II
City - Ifrane
Postal Code - 53000
Country - Morocco

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