Ayat holds a BA from Al-Quds Bard College in Biology with a minor in Chemistry. She also holds a Master’s degree in Immunology from King's College London and is a Chevening and Saïd Foundation scholar.Ayat is a science writer and an experienced NGO fundraiser with cross-industry experience in strategic communication and management. She is an active volunteer with previous experience in founding funded projects focusing on providing interactive education to marginalised groups. Her passions include working in the fields of NGO development to positively contribute 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 Coalition for Promoting Civil Peace and the Rule of Law. Nadim is a co-facilitator in social transformation in conflict.
Rawan is a political activist and holds a BA in Media and Journalism from An-Najah National University. She worked as a presenter and producer on a number of local radio stations and is a co-facilitator in social transformation in conflict.
RINAD ABU EIN
Rinad holds a BA in Accounting fromBirzeit University. She gained more than ten years of practical experience in accounting at the Democracy and Workers Rights Center in Palestine. She worked in the same field as a financial and accounting officer at the Sawa Organisation, and gained experience in preparing budgets and making financial reports for financiers. She also participated in many trainings related to accounting and public budgeting under the coordination of Miftah and from the Palestinian Land Authority.
Nadeen Zaibak possesses a Bachelor of Arts degree in Accounting with a minor in Finance from Birzeit University. In her professional capacity, she serves as an accountant and is concurrently dedicated to pursuing the esteemed designation of a Certified Management Accountant (CMA). Her motivation is underpinned by a commitment to continual learning, seising fresh opportunities and collaborating effectively with diverse colleagues within her department.
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 the Leaders of Tomorrow and Palestinian Young Activists Network. He is a member of the Network of Human Rights Defenders (MUSAWA).
HANAA ABU HILAL
Hanaa Abu Hilal holds a master's degree in Gender and Development Studies fromBirzeit University, and a bachelor's degree in Human Rights and International Law fromAl-Quds Bard College. Hanaa's work focuses on women's issues, particularly economic, social, and political empowerment. She has worked as a project coordinator in several local NGOs on projects focusing on women's economic empowerment and eliminating gender-based violence in Palestine.
Esraa holds a master’s degree in international studies - focusing on forced migration and refugee issues fromBirzeit Universityand a bachelor’s degree in media and sociology from the same university.
Esraa focuses on women’s issues in particular and empowering, buildingand developing the capacities of Palestinian refugee youth, in general, through her work in youth and women’s projects, which concentrated on changing policies related to unemployment and poverty, and youth participation in the public space. Esraa worked as a media consultant in a number of local and international NGOs and was involved in many youth and women's projects and initiatives with various civil society organisations.
IBRAHIM ABU ZAYED
Ibrahim Abu Zayed is a passionate advocate for youth empowerment and community development. A graduate ofAl-Azhar Universityin Gaza, he has dedicated many years to youth activism and has been involved in numerous youth projects. With experience as a project coordinator and field coordinator, Ibrahim is committed to creating positive change and shaping a brighter future for all.
Mona holds a BA from Birzeit University in Business Administration with a minor in Marketing and a concentration in Human Resources. During her studies, she was a part of Paltel Shabab, in which she participated in many activities and campaigns to raise awareness on Paltel’s services. She also has experience as a Talent Acquisition and Training Coordinator at EXALT Technologies. She is a young social activist who loves to get in touch with her community through volunteering.
Raghad is a community activist with a bachelor’s degree in sports and a minor in marketing fromBirzeit University. She volunteered in many initiatives promoting youths' participation in public spaces and interactive platforms, including Al-Bireh Association. She also volunteered to organise many summer camps for children. She also obtained membership in the Youth Council of Al-Bireh Municipality in 2018.
Tamer Shalaldeh holds a BA in Business Entrepreneurship with a minor in International Management from United International Business Schools (UIBS) in Madrid, Spain. He worked in Munich, Germany with INGO as a social business officer, conducting social business projects in the MENA region and promoting youth and women empowerment. He also worked for four years in Palestine in the private sector as a corporate relations and corporate sales senior executive. Tamer also volunteered as a project coordinator and team leader for four years with local and international NGOs in the field of youth empowerment and youth international leadership.
Sabreen holds a BA from Birzeit University in Business Administration with a minor in Accounting and a concentration in Human Resources. During her studies, she was a member of "Ana Jawwal," where she participated in many activities and campaigns to raise awareness of Jawwal’s services. She was also a financial and administrative intern at the Association during her studies at university. Sabreen is a young social and political activist who loves to connect with her community through volunteer work.