Former staff of the Ramsar Convention Bureau
Assistant Advisor for Africa
Algeria; Ramsar Bureau, 2003-2004
Graduated in biology and oceanology from the University of Algiers in 1997 and in management of coastal areas from the European University Institute of the Sea, in Brest, France, in 2001. Whilst in Brest she also did a four-month traineeship, from June to September 2001, at the Station Biologique de la Tour du Valat in France, within the MedWetCoast project. She is presently enrolled at the Museum of Natural History in Paris, France, for the 2002/2003 course on "Environment: habitats, techniques, societies", which she hopes to complete whilst doing her internship with Ramsar. In 1998, Nassima participated in the conference "Year of the Ocean" in Algiers, and she became acquainted with the work of the Ramsar Bureau by participating in the Ramsar subregional meeting for North and Central Africa, held in Algiers in March 2002. Moreover, she contributed to the census of cultural values of MedWetCoast sites which was presented at Ramsar COP8 in Valencia, Spain. Fluent in Arabic and French with a good knowledge of English.
Post-Ramsar-Bureau: MedWet Executive Secretary of the North African Wetlands Network Focal Unit, Algiers, July 2004
With Estelle Gironnet, Begnins, July 2003.
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Ramsar dinner in Geneva, January 2003
September 2003: with Iván Dario Valencia, Liazzat Rabbiosi, Estelle Gironnet