Kadija Simboro is passionate about women empowerment and energy engineering. She has over 3 years of experiences in the energy field. Currently, Kadija is an engineer at a private company where she is Development Director for Energy Projects. She has valuable experiences in the field of renewable energies, energy efficiency, and energy policy and planning. She is the General Secretary of the association of renewable energy professionals of Burkina Faso.She also works on issues related to water, environment, and sanitation through advocacy, sensitizing, communication, networking, and local projects. Kadija holds a bachelors' degree in Water and Environmental Engineering. She is also completing a master's degree in Electrical and Renewable Energy. In addition, Kadija is the founder and president of FLA (Femme Leader d'Afrique) Association, an organization of African women scientists and engineers who work for the rights of women and women's access to technology and science. She is also the member of International Network of Women Engineers and Scientists (INWES).Upon completion of the Mandela Washington Fellowship, Kadija plans to use her acquired skills to continue her commitment to improving the living conditions in her community. She also expects to develop her own organization focused on energy and environment.