Forward Global Women’s Eighth Annual Convening of Women Leaders

Marrakech, Morocco | July 2019

Forward Global Women offered a three day program focused on the topic of The Impact of Climate Change on Women and Conflict in the MENA Region. During this time Convening participants assessed the impact of climate change from a regional, national and local perspective.

Download the 2019 Program Report here.

Forward Global Women’s Eighth Annual Convening was hosted in the conference spaces of Hotel Almas.

Tuesday, July 2, 2019  |  National Impacts and Efforts

Introductory Presentation on Climate Change and the Impact on Women in the MENA Region by Ellen Kennedy. 



National Assessment Panels


Food Security:

  • Nezha Sadik, Morocco Representative
  • Nivine Sandouka, Palestine Representative
  • Mary Hatter Sweis, Jordan Representative

Access to Clean Water:

  • Zouhour Araoud, Tunisia Representative
  • Hikmat Alami, Palestine Representative
  • Esti Kramarsky Winter, Israel Representative

Health and Migration:

  • Dina Baslan, Jordan Representative
  • Henda Maarfi, Tunisia Representative

Recycling and Renewable Energy:

  • Orly Avrahami, Israel Representative
  • Hanane Darhour, Morocco Representative


Wednesday, July 3, 2019 | Regional Impacts and Efforts

Panel on Regional Efforts: EcoPeace Middle East’s Approach to the Water Crisis:

  • Huda Abuarqoub, Palestine Representative
  • Orit Zuaretz, Israel Representative

Panel Update and Analysis on the Geopolitical/ Regional Conflict:

  • Huda Abuarqoub, Palestine Representative
  • Talia Sasson, Israel Representative

Thursday, July 4, 2019 | Local Impacts and Women Led Movements to Address Climate Change


Environmental Entrepreneurship and Local Initiatives: Taraf Hamdan




Local Efforts on Addressing Climate Change Panel:

  • Mary Jo McGurie, US Local Government Representative
  • Fadoua Brour, WECAN and Arab Youth Climate Movement Representative