The REFORM Team is a group of thinkers and doers, movers and shakers – but above all, we are committed to provide sustainable interventions for empowering social groups within the Palestinian society.
Oday is a social activist and holds a Bachelor of Business Administration from Hebron University and holds a MA in Humanitarian Affairs from La Sapienza University in Rome. Oday is a Co-Founder of REFORM. He served as Policy Advisor for UNDP and for numbers of international organizations. He led a project for amending the Palestinian Basic Law, the Electoral Law and the rules and procedures of the PLC during his work at the Palestinian Center for the Independence of Judiciary and Legal Profession.He also participated in developing a methodology for Social Transformation during his work at the Palestinian Initiative for the Promotion of Global Dialogue and Democracy – MIFTAH. In addition, Oday recently co-led the development of Facilitating Reform Methodology for Social Transformation.
Ayat holds a BA from Al-Quds Bard College Bard College in Biology with a minor in Chemistry. She also holds a Master’s degree in Immunology from King’s College London. She is an active volunteer with previous experience in founding projects focusing on providing education to marginalised groups. Her passions include working in the fields of NGO development and positively contributing to the community.
Nadim holds a BA in Political Science and Diplomatic Studies from Al-Quds University. Nadim participated in the development of REFORM’s facilitator’s training guide – Facilitating Reform – and is a member of the Ramallah and Al-Bireh Governorate Employment Council. He is also the coordinator of the Civil Peace Coalition. Nadim is a co-facilitator in social transformation in conflict.
Rand holds a BA in Accounting from Birzeit University. In her previous experience, she participated in the planning and implementation processes to obtain the ISO9001 Quality Management Certificate. She is also an entrepreneur, who established a small entrepreneurial project. She believes in the importance of community work and its great impact on the upbringing of the new generation.
Elias holds a BA in Accounting from Birzeit University. He is a youth activist and an active member of the Aboud Scouts group, where he participates in many youth activities in the community.
Ebaa holds a BA in Accounting from Birzeit University. She worked in the private sector and nonprofit sector. She was also an accountant at REEF for Microfinance. Ebaa is also a community activist, where she received a certificate for finishing 560 hours of voluntary work. She also participated in the “Tamayyaz” program, organized by Sharek Youth Forum.
Hala holds a BA from Al-Quds Bard College in Human Rights and International Law with a minor in Economics. She did an internship at the Institute of International Humanitarian Affairs in New York City, where she focused on the importance of Palestinian refugees and ways to empower them and improve their lives. During her semester in Bulgaria, she was a teacher’s assistant at D.A. Tsenov Academy of Economics. She believes in amplifying the voices of young men and women through decision-making processes and their ability to make change
Paulina holds a Master degree in Human Rights and Good Governance from Universidad Autonoma de Madrid. She also has a certificate as a “Peace and Conflict Consultant” from Academy for Conflict Transformation Forum ZFD. She also carries out research focusing on how UN resolutions and human rights can be perceived as contradictory by Palestinian refugees. Previously, she worked in GIZ’s Facilitating Social Participation for Palestinian refugees programme using multi-stakeholder dialogue and Reflecting on Peace Practice (RPP) to design and implement a sustainable agriculture project. She has been working with REFORM in networking and as a Civil Peace Service Advisor since January 2021.
Rizeq is a political and community activist, holding a diploma certificate in physiotherapy from the Modern University College. He is currently studying Business Administration at Al-Quds Open University. Rizeq is a member of the Board of Directors of the Fuad Nassar’s Association for Development Studies and he participated in drafting policy papers on political and social participation of women and youth. He is active in both MIFTAH and Leaders of Tomorrow and Palestinian Young Activists Network. He is a member of the Network of Human Rights Defenders (MUSAWA).
Rana holds an MBA from Birzeit University and a BA in Industrial Chemistry from Bethlehem University. She has worked as a project coordinator at CodeHER Organization and as a research consultant at Leaders International. Rana is passionate about finding sustainable solutions to make this world a better place for everyone regardless of their religious or ethnic backgrounds.
Rawan is a political activist and holds a BA in Media and Journalism from Al-Najah National University. She worked as a presenter and producer in a number of local radio stations and is a co-facilitator in social transformation in conflict.
Sadeem holds a BA in English and Translation from Birzeit University. She volunteered with children with special needs at Nahda Women Association. She also uses her talent in drawing to raise awareness on the importance of youth and women’s participation in decision-making positions.
Dima holds a BA in English Language and Literature with a minor in Translation and Business Administration from Birzeit University. She is the Vice-Curator of Global Shapers – Ramallah Hub, a network of youth working to bring about positive change within the Palestinian community. Amongst other things, Dima is interested in the field of translation and dedicates time for volunteering with local and international networks and groups.
Ahmed is a gender expert and youth development practitioner. He holds a BA in Accounting from Birzeit University. Ahmed's work focuses on building, implementing and evaluating youth and women projects to change policies related to unemployment, poverty and youth political participation. He has worked with many local and international organizations in the field. He recently participated, as a result of a nomination, in the "International Visitor Program" funded by the American Embassy in the U.S. under the theme of Youth and Civic Engagement. Ahmed received a prestigious invitation from the representative of South Africa to speak at the UN meeting on Youth, Peace and Security in December 2020. He has also been selected as an active member at the Youth Gender Innovation Agora, led by UN Women Palestine.