Dr.-ing. Faten Attig Bahar is an Author, Scientist and climate change Activist. She submitted her Ph.D. thesis at the University of Carthage, Polytechnic School of Tunisia and was awarded as an Alexander von Humboldt Fellow for the International Climate Protection Program (2019 -2020), hosted at the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering and Marine Technology, University of Rostock, Germany.
Faten has rich expertise in Renewable energy technologies and implementation, Energy system modeling, Renewable energy project valuation and financing options, Climate finance, Green transition with focus on Africa, Renewable energy emerging markets, Energy Efficiency in industry and buildings, Science communication.
Faten is serving on several continental committees including the World Meteorological Organization (WMO), WMO Research Board on Weather, Climate, Water and the Environment, Future Earth, Steering committee of the FE Nexus Knowledge-Action-Network and the FE African community, the International Support Network for African Development (ISNAD-Africa), and InnovAction Idea2Market Africa for which she also served as an Expert and mentor/coach. She is also an Executive Committee member of the Young Earth System Scientists YESS-community. In this capacity, Faten co-chairs the YESS online events working group and the co-leader of the YESS-PAUWES webinar series initiative (Edition I (2018-2019) and Edition II (2020)),. The Webinar series is a joint activity between YESS, Future Earth Nexus KAN, and the Pan Africa University. She is also the North African Vice President for the African Union's Youth for Change AUY4C and Youth Ambassador for Tunisia for the Universal Education Network.
Author of several published children's books (19 published books in the Arabic language), Faten has received several awards as an outstanding youth author in Tunisia.