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 a number 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 co-led the development of Facilitating Reform Methodology for Social Transformation.
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.
Rana is a marketing and communications specialist and a theatre performer. She holds a Master of Art in Strategic Communication and Public Relations from the American College of Greece — DEREE, in addition to a Bachelor's of Art in Media (Major in Journalism and a Minor in Sociology) from Birzeit University, as well as a Drama and Theatre Performing Diploma from ASHTAR for Theatre Performance and Training.
Rana’s experience in the communication and marketing sphere varies from working in theatre performing to serving as the head of digital marketing at one of the leading Marketing and Communication firms in the country, Publicis Zoom. She has worked with several industries, with a specific focus and passion toward the humanitarian sector, in particular, community development initiatives that aim at establishing sustainable livelihood resources for Palestinians.
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.
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.
Paulina holds a Master's 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 the Leaders of Tomorrow and Palestinian Young Activists Network. He is a member of the Network of Human Rights Defenders (MUSAWA).
Basem completed his bachelor's degree in Arts and Humanities (English Language Literature) from Al-Azhar University in Gaza. He also participated in Live Action Role Play (LARP) training and the development of its guide with REFORM.
Basem is a founding member of a number of youth groups and cultural teams in the Gaza Strip, such as YVMIC and Gaza Poet Society. He received several scholarships, the most important of which is the International Visitor Leadership Program in the United States. He is also a writer and facilitator in many cultural, social and political fields.
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.
Abdelmajeed holds a BA in Accounting from An-Najah National University. During his university studies, he volunteered for his community, such as donating blood, cleaning public areas, drawing and planning streets, along with many different youth and cultural activities. Then, he began to work in the profit sector and shifted towards a charitable organization, Inash Al-Usra Association, where he participated in many voluntary activities within its programmes related to humanitarian care and the distribution of food parcels during the COVID-19 lockdown.