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Insaf Ben Rehouma

2015 Women's Initiative Fellow

Trained as a Hydraulic Engineer, Insaf is the Founder and President of the Zero Waste Tunisia Association, an NGO created to raise awareness of environmental issues through education and awareness campaigns.  Recognizing that a major source of revenue for Tunisia is the tourism industry, Insaf believes that protecting the local environment will ensure the future success of this industry.

Insaf is responsible for setting the vision and managing policy engagement for Zero Waste Tunisia. The organization focuses on teaching young children the importance of recycling programs and waste management.

Insaf holds a Master’s degree in management from AgroParistech University and a hydraulic engineering degree from Jandouba University. Insaf has volunteered in many organizations including the Association of Young Science Tunisia and World Wildlife Fund France.

Update: March 2016

As an environmental advocate, Insaf was eager to join the Women’s Initiative Fellowship to learn leadership skills that would be crucial to her efforts. After volunteering a significant portion of her school years to environmentally oriented non-profits, Insaf desired to have an even greater influence on this issue. Inspired by the lessons she learned through the Fellowship, Insaf founded Zero Waste Tunisia, an organization dedicated to building and understanding of the environment and recycling among children and adolescents. Today, Zero Waste Tunisia is present in 10 schools and clubs across Tunisia, and has more than 100 students registered as ambassadors for the cause.

Insaf plans to continue working with Zero Waste Tunisia and hopes to expand its reach across all regions of Tunisia. Ultimately, Insaf hopes that her organization will bring about improved environmental practices and create an involved community of citizens committed to protecting their beautiful country.