Women's Forum Global Meeting 2023


Naseem Awl

UNICEF Morocco

Deputy Representative


Mrs. Naseem Awl is the Deputy Representative of UNICEF in Morocco, a position she assumed on February 1, 2021, with the responsibility of overseeing UNICEF's program in Morocco. Prior to her assignment in the Morocco office, Mrs. Awl served as the Deputy Representative in the Gulf Area office, covering UNICEF's engagement in Bahrain, Kuwait, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, and the United Arab Emirates. Mrs. Awl has also held positions with UNICEF in Lesotho, at the headquarters in New York, and in Kenya, working on programs related to health and HIV, child protection, and adolescent development. She began her career as a young professional seconded by the Canadian Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade to a United Nations peace consolidation process focused on the Great Lakes region in Africa. Mrs. Awl holds a master's degree in sciences from the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS) in London, UK, and a bachelor's degree from McGill University in Montreal, Canada. A Canadian national, Mrs. Awl is the mother of two daughters. She is fluent in French, English, and Somali.