Aminetou Bilal

Aminetou Bilal

Youth Advisory Council

Graduate of the Cadi Ayyad University of Marrakech in Geosciences.
Treasurer of the Mauritanian Students Association in Marrakech from 2010 to 2011.
Organizing member of the Wikistage Nouakchott in August 2014, event bringing together more than 500 participants at the convention center.
Member of the G5 Sahel Youth Network attending the meeting with the High Representative of the European Union Ms Federica Mogherini and the Foreign Ministers of the G5 Sahel countries in Bamako (Mali) in June 2017.

Independent consultant, ambassador of the African Youth Leaders Summit (AYLS) in Mauritania. Aminetou is passionate about environmental issues, selected in October 2015 to participate in the training workshop on climate change organized by the International Organization of La Francophonie (OIF) in Libreville.

She also participated in November 2016 at the COP22 and the COY12 in Morocco (Marrakesh) Aminetou was invited as a speaker to make a presentation on awareness raising techniques for young Africans at COP22 at the “Adaptation of African agriculture” stand during of the first edition of Startup.info.
In early 2017, she launched a virtual campaign via Facebook to denounce the insalubrity in the form of hashtag #SelfieMbalite in Mauritania has become viral. Currently president of the NGO Selfie Mbalite which campaigns for the protection of the environment and promotes the ecological development of Mauritania.

Aminetou is an alumni of the YALI DAKAR program (Young African Leadership Initiative).
She was also selected to participate in the 4th Africa-Europe Youth Summit in Abidjan, also a member of the AU-EU Youth Plug-In Initiative (YPII), which is a project initiated by the European Union and the European Union. African Union, led by 36 young fellows representing both continents and the diaspora.

She organized the pre-event of the African Youth Leadership Summit in Mauritania in April 2017.
In February 2018, she was ranked among the 100 most influential Africans by New African magazine.
Recently selected to be part of the first cohort of Obama Foundation Leaders: Africa, a program for young leaders from across Africa. In July, she had the opportunity to meet with President Barack Obama in Johannesburg.
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Aminetou was designed to represent African youth at the Women in Power Conference on the sidelines of the 31st African Union Summit in Nouakchott.
Ambassador of the Youth Opportunities platform Mauritania since July 2018.
Aminetou is a member of the 9th Cohort of the Corps of Young Volunteers of the African Union. She will serve for one year in a member state.

She attended the One Young World Summit in The Hague in October 2018 and became One Young World Ambassador.
She contributes with 13 young Africans to the writing of Global Environment Outlook 6 (GEO 6) for Africa Youth Chapter 2 which is a publication of a historical process. And it is the first time in nearly twenty years that UN-Environment has produced a publication written by young Africans.