Dr. Mariam Wallet Aboubakrine is a Tuareg woman from Tombouctou in Northern Mali. She is a medical doctor (University of Tizi-Ouzou-Algeria), humanitarian expert (University of Geneva-Switzerland), and Education specialist (University of Ottawa-Canada). She was a member of the United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues from 2014 to 2019 where her strong leadership, diplomacy skills and abroad knowledge of Indigenous issues globally brought her two consecutive years as chair. Dr Wallet Aboubakrine has been a guest speaker at several Indigenous Peoples meetings, United Nations agencies, Intergovernmental organizations, and academic institutions. She is also an author of articles and studies about Indigenous People’s rights, in particular the right to health. She is a founder of Tinhinan Canada and member of Tin Hinane Sahel, a nomadic woman organization in Africa.
Dr. Wallet Aboubakrine is currently based in Ottawa where she is open to share her experience and skills as an independent consultant.