Samira Akoudad
Events Manager


Samira is IWA’s Events Manager. In this role she actively works towards a standard that further establishes IWA as the leading organizer of high quality water events. She supports the implementation of IWA Events including the World Water Congress series.

Before joining IWA in 2020, Samira worked with United Nations Industrial Development Organisation (UNIDO) as an international expert in project management for over 6.5 years. She acted as Regional Programme Coordinator in charge of the implementation of regional cooperation programs for MENA governments, aiming trade facilitation and regional integration. Prior to this, she worked as Executive Director of Communications companies in her home country and supported the Moroccan government in organising communication campaigns and events within the framework of the National Sustainable Development Strategy.

She has a background in management, communication, quality infrastructure, sustainable development and languages. Samira’s working languages are English, French and Arabic. She is interested in the field of international cooperation and development and in contributing to the success of events/initiatives, aiming for the development and promotion of the United Nations SDGs.