Karima Kadaoui

Karima Kadaoui is a visionary leader and activist, a Co-Founder and Executive President of Tamkeen Community Foundation for Human Development, Morocco, and a full member of the Club of Rome. Her expertise in community-based initiatives and educational reforms are exemplified in the practical application of humanising principles in governance and reflected in the work of Tamkeen as a growing shared understanding of societal metamorphosis and emerging governance from co-reflected lived experiences. Karima co-founded Tamkeen Community Foundation for Human Development in Morocco in 2009 and holds the responsibility of its executive presidency. She refers to her organisation as a facilitating-dissolving structure that, with all its partners-in-flourishing, lives the answer to the question “how can our schools, communities, organisations, societal systems and societies be the expression and manifestation of our humanity; the shared essence that defines us and connects us to each other, to our natural world and the whole beyond our conscious grasp? Karima’s Tamkeen process has weaved and been woven with the threads of her 25 years’ experience working in private, public, and social sectors. She worked with top tier companies in a big 5 management consultancy and as the associate senior consultant of a territorial development consultancy she co-founded. In the Moroccan government, she worked on public policy and governance in quality of the advisor to the Minister of Employment, Vocational Training and Housing. Her experiences in NPOs working with women suffering infra-human conditions in industries and with a community in a major shanty town have profoundly marked her. She is a board member and advisor to Imal Initiative for Climate and Development the first independent non-profit North African climate think tank as well to Africa Voices Dialogue “a space where the voices of Africa’s educators and learners are seen, heard and loved.”