Iana Aranda is the President of Engineering for Change, LLC (E4C) - a knowledge organization and global community of over 1 million individuals dedicated to design and delivery of essential technologies for underserved communities. In this role, she is driving an agenda for a multidisciplinary and human-centered approach to international development enabled by technology, cross-sector partnerships, innovation ecosystems and engineering workforce development. Iana has 15 years of experience in academic, research and nonprofit sectors focusing on the intersection of engineering design, business strategy and social impact. Her unique professional background has enabled her to be a knowledge broker and global connector with networks extending across science, technology, education, and global development sectors.
Fatima-Zahra has a rich experience in Business development and expertise in the renewable energy sector in Morocco. She graduated from ESSEC Business School in Paris (Ecole Supérieure des sciences économiques et sociales). Fatima Zahra joined the Solar Cluster- MCIC as General Manager in 2017. Before that, she spent many years working abroad before coming back to Morocco. She was Brand manager at Procter and Gamble in Paris then at Nestlé in Londres. After that, she held the position of Business development manager at Bansard International in Shanghai. In 2010, Fatima-Zahra joined a renown consulting firm Valyans Consulting in Casablanca as manager where she mainly supported Masen –Moroccan Agency for sustainable Energy- in the implementation of the Solar Plan in Morocco.
Fatima Zahra Beraich
Fatima Zahra Beraich, Engineer and Doctor of State in Industrial Processes and Environment of the Hassan First University of Settat, founder of Biodome due Maroc, specialized in the construction of biogas and composting facilities. She is the recipient of various grants including from Solar Cluster and Switcher. Fatima was awarded a prize at COP22 2016 for Global Clean Technology Innovation Program Women Entrepreneur and in 2018, the best woman entrepreneur of the year by the prime minister of Morocco. The Biodome solution is a biogas production system using agricultural wastes. The target customers are farmers having a small “cheptel”. To achieve this we optimized the technology of fermentation to improve its efficiency and reliability. This process works in three steps: selection of a bacterial mix dedicated to fermentation, development of an electronic controller, and improvement of the gas production process.