Nazik El Yaalaoui | Senior Program Advisor Published in 2021 Nazik El Yaalaoui | Senior Program Advisor (514) 954-0382 666 Sherbrooke West – Suite 1100 Montreal, Quebec, H3A 1E7 Nazik joined Equitas as Senior Program Advisor in June 2021 after 23 years in various public, private and non-profit organizations in Morocco and in the USA, where she gained experience in large project management, strategic planning, evaluation, and team coordination. Nazik was the Morocco country director and an executive team member of International Youth Foundaton-IYF (a US-based INGO), where she provided strategic management and planning expertise to all IYF initiatives and programs aiming at empowering young people and connecting them with opportunities to transform their lives, liaised with government representatives, donors and other stakeholders, and leaded the development of new and existing partnerships. Prior to that, she was the Regional Director of the National Agency for Vocational Training and Employment Promotion in Morocco, where she supervised over 60 vocational training centers for more than 70,000 trainees, and a team of 1200 employees. Before that, she worked for the Secretary of State in charge of Water and Environment in Morocco, first as an advisor where she oversaw strategic plans and technical programs, and then as head of partnership development and the development of bilateral and multilateral environmental and water cooperation agreements and programs. Nazik holds an engineering degree from the Hassania School of Public Works in Casablanca-Morocco, a Master of Science in Water Planning and Management from Colorado State University-USA, and an MBA from Ecole des Ponts Business School in Paris-France.