Hinda Bouddane

Morocco

Hinda Bouddane is the First Vice President of the elected provincial council of the city of Fez, Morocco. She is an alumna of the Leaders for Democracy Fellowship at the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs, Syracuse University, USA. She currently works as Regional Operations Co-ordinator of INJAZ AL Maghrib, an NGO that belongs to JA Worldwide that aims to promote social entrepreneurship in public school through its programmes in partnership with the Ministry of National Education. Hinda is also a political and civil society activist; she is keen on promoting women and youth political participation in Morocco. She is also an active member of several NGOs that work in the areas of local governance, democracy reform, youth initiatives, and women’s rights and empowerment. Her activist work also includes professional trainings in Morocco on communication, entrepreneurship, and governance; youth capacity building; and rural women’s development. Hinda recently completed the capacity building programme of the Citizen School of Political Studies in Morocco that aims to strengthen different actors of the democratic development in Morocco. She has worked with a USAID’s local governance programme that aimed to create a bridge between the youth and the local communes in order to enhance youth engagement in public affairs on the one hand and help the commune to develop public policies on the other.