The Oak Institute Welcome Lecture is a formal introduction the 2019 Oak Fellow, Jamila Bargach. Her transformational work has significantly improved the lives of Berber communities in Morocco that had long suffered from limited access to water. Bargach is an activist and scholar who has dedicated her life to serving under-resourced communities in southwest Morocco, creating sustainable initiatives through education and scientific innovation. She is cofounder of Dar Si Hmad, which operates the world’s largest functioning fog collection project, a system which fosters the independence of Amazigh women in Aït Baâmrane, a Berber region, by delivering potable water to their households.
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