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Fatimetou Abdel Malick

Fatimetou Abdel Malick

President of Nouakchott Regional Council (Mauritania) - Facebook

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Ms. Fatimetou became the first woman president of a regional council in Mauritania in 2018, after 17 years as mayor of the municipality of Tevragh Zeïna. With a population of 1.1 million inhabitants, the Regional Council of Nouakchott faces first-hand the impacts of climate-change and sea-level rise. She is the co-chair of UCLG’s Policy Council on Safer, Resilient and Sustainable Cities, Capable of Facing Crises and has served UCLG as a spokesperson on resilience for almost 10 years.