Date de publication: 07/01/2024 | Tags: Biographie Président

Appointed President of the National Economic, Social and Environmental Council (CNESE) by the President of the Republic, Mr. Abdelmadjid TEBBOUNE on December 20, 2023, Mrs. Rabéa KHARFI has had to occupy various high-level positions within several governmental and non-governmental institutions.

She holds a degree in economics from the University of Algiers, specializing in economic theory and applied research. She has accumulated exceptional experience in fields as varied as economics, environment, regional planning, youth, sports and urban management.

Her professional career began at the Center for Research in Applied Economics for Development (CREAD) and the National Center for Studies and Analysis for Planning (CENEAP), where she contributed to various studies and research on the national economy, the labor market and the informal sector. At the same time, she was actively involved in transmitting her knowledge by giving training courses at various institutes and universities.

Ms. KHARFI went on to hold increasingly senior positions, most notably as Secretary General of the Ministry of Industry and Mines from 2014 to 2017, after serving as Director General of Strategic Watch, Economic Studies and Statistics in the same ministry.

As General Director of Urban Affairs at the Ministry of Planning, Environment and Urban Affairs, from November 2012 to February 2014, she oversaw the design, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of an action program focused on urban management and promotion.

As Director General of Youth at the Ministry of Youth and Sports from 2010 to 2012, Mrs. KHARFI developed, monitored and evaluated action programs aimed at promoting youth leisure, preventing the social risks to which young people are exposed, and strengthening the associative life among them. Mrs. KHARFI also acted as rapporteur for Algeria on the African Union's Youth Commission.

As Director of General Studies on Territorial Planning at the Ministry of Territorial Planning and the Environment from 2006 to 2010, Mrs. KHARFI was significantly involved in the development of several territorial planning instruments, including the National Territorial Development scheme (SNAT) by 2030, planning schemes for various regions, sectoral schemes and plans for the wilayas.

Director of Human Resources and Information and Communication Technologies at the Ministry of Trade from 2003 to 2005, she was responsible for the design and implementation of an innovative human resources management plan, with particular emphasis on training, career and skills management, and the digitization of personnel registers. Her task also included the design of a training program adapted to developments in the sector, notably the modernization of price and quality control, the regulation of prices and competition, and compliance with international standards.

As General Director of the Institute of Continuing Training under the Ministry of Vocational Training from 2000 to 2002, she was the pivot in the implementation of a recovery plan, and contributed to the establishment of local Apprenticeship Centers and the mechanism for the creation of the National Fund for the Promotion of Apprenticeship and Continuing Training.

Her role as Director of Studies at the Presidency of the Republic from 1994 to 2000, highlights her contribution, notably to the drafting of the economic and social pact and the monitoring of the social situation, as well as her involvement in various national initiatives.

Fluent in Arabic and French, Mrs. Kharfi has played an active role in both national and international initiatives. Throughout her career, she has been actively involved in research and scientific activities, publishing articles and writing collective works on topics as varied as employment, the informal sector, sustainable development, the knowledge economy, the promotion of the entrepreneurial ecosystem, and the national economy in general. She also contributed to the drafting of reports for the National Economic and Social Council (the former CNES) in the 1990s and 2000s, under the presidency of the late Mohamed Salah Mentouri and then Mohamed Seghir Babes.

Her career and dedication have made her a respected figure in Algeria's professional and academic landscape. As President of the CNESE, her expertise and commitment will play a decisive role in Algeria's economic, social and environmental fields.