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Decentralization

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1 November 2003, PASSIA, Ramallah

Topic(s): Decentralization: Is It an Internal Needed or an External Agenda?

Speaker(s): Jamal El-Shobaki

Participant(s): Isam A’qel, Executive Director, Association of Palestinian Local Authorities; Yousef Abu Sway, Ministry of Local Government; Nadia Hajal, Gender, Law & Development; Yasser A’wad; Iyad Masrouji, General Manager, Masrouji Company; Firas Tanineh, Al-Ayyam Newspaper, Saudi Arabia News Agency; Latifa Al-Hawari, General Manager, Teachers Union; Wafa Hamayel, Coordinator, Prime Minister Office; Dr. Atef Alawneh, Deputy, Ministry of Finance; Fathi Bothieh, Mayor, Kifl Haris Municipality; Fadia Daibes, Water Expert, Consulting Company; Salem Ash-Shobaki; Azmi Ash-Shu’aybi, Palestinian Legislative Council member; Burhan Jarrar, Palestinian Legislative Council member; Shifa’ Jayousy, Local Rural Development Program, UNDP; Maher Zhaikeh, Association of Palestinian Local Authorities; Ahmad Abu Laban, Ramallah Municipality; Fida’ Shihadeh, Panorama; Rami Mihdawi, Panorama; Siham Al-Bargouthy, Palestinian Federation of Woman’s Action; Dr. Ayman Yousef, Birzeit University; Dr. Mahdi Abdul Hadi, PASSIA; Areej Al-Yousef, PASSIA.

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13 November 2003, PASSIA, Ramallah

Topic(s): Refugee Camps & Municipal Elections

Speaker(s): Dr. Sari Hanafi, Director of The Palestinian Diaspora & Refugee Center –Shaml, Ramallah.

Participant(s): Ahmad Hamarshah, Ministry of Education & Higher Education; Nazmi Harb, Palestinian Central Bureau of Statistics; Ziad Shari’ah, Netherlands Representative Office; Maher Zahaikah, Association of Palestinian Local Authorities; Iyad Masrouji, Masrouji Company; A’laa Lahlouh, Palestinian Center for Policy & Survey Research; Dr. Abdul Rahman Al-Mughrabi, Refugee Research Center, Al-Quds University; Fouz Khalifah, Ministry of Local Government; Faisal Awartani, Birzeit University; Mahmoud Radwan, Union of Youth Centers; Dr. Mahdi Abdul Hadi, Head of PASSIA; Hijazi Natsheh, PASSIA; Areej Al-Yousef, PASSIA.

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18 November 2003, PASSIA, Ramallah

Topic(s): Referendum on Election in Refugees Camps

Speaker(s): Dr. Sari Hanafi, Director of The Palestinian Diaspora & Refugee Center –Shaml, Ramallah.

Participant(s): Fouz Khalifah, Ministry of Local Government; Sa’ed Abu Fursa, Al-Ayyam Newspaper; Rawan Al-Faqih, Birzeit University; Gabi Baramki, Ministry of Education & Higher Education; Helen Seren, Reem ‘Atyeh, Mustafa Shata, SHAML; Nihad ‘Alayan, Palestinian Legislative Council; A’laa Lahlouh, Palestinian Center for Policy & Survey Research; Nazmi Harb, Palestinian Central Bureau of Statistics; Ihsan Abdul Rahman Hamayel, Ja’far Hamayel, Kufr Malek Club; Taha Ahmed Albis, Isma’el Mohammed Alsiraj, Naser Khalil Sharay’ah, Refugees Executive Office; Dr. Mahdi Abdul Hadi, Head of PASSIA; Areej Al-Yousef, Hijazi Natsheh, PASSIA.

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6 December 2003, PASSIA, Ramallah
Topic(s): Decentralization and Local Governance
Brainstorming session with : Lubna Hammad, Lawyer ; Nasser Faqih, PARC ; Bassam Abdul Rahim, World Bank; Hijazi Natsheh, PASSIA.

13 December 2003, PASSIA, Ramallah
Topic(s): Constitution and Decentralization
Brainstorming session with : Ali Safarini, Lawyer ; Dr. Faisal Awartani, General Man­ager of Alpha International for Polling, Research & Informatics; Dr. Ayman Yousef, Birzeit University; Mahdi Abdul Hadi and Hijazi Natsheh, PASSIA.

 

6 January 2004, Best Eastern Hotel, Ramallah

Topic: Decentralization and the Future of the Next Municipal and Legislative Elections.

 

 

Speaker(s):

·        مقدمة الدكتور مهدي عبد الهادي
Introduction by Dr Mahdi Abdul-Hadi

·        المتحدث الأول/ جمال الشوبكي، وزير الحكم المحلي
Mr. Jamal Shoubaki, Local Government Minister

·        المتحدث الثاني/ المحامي علي سفا ريني
Dr.Ali Safarini, Lawyer

·       المتحدث الثالث/ رفيق النتشة، رئيس المجلس التشريعي
Mr. Rafiq An Natsheh, PLC Speaker

Participant(s): Ekhlas Bader, Lawyer; Samih Shahib, Writer; Abdul Karim Nijem, Public Relation, Political & National Guidance; Said Zaid, Palestinian Legislative Council; Tayseer Arouri, Birzeit University; Jamal Shobaki, Minister of Local Government; Ahmed Ghneim, Ministry of Local Government; Dr. Said Zeedani, Director of the Palestinian Independent Commission for Citizens' Rights, Ramallah; Iyad Masrouji, Masrouji Company; Wafa’ Abdul Rahman, MIFTAH; Ayman Yousef, Birzeit University; Lubna Hammad, UNICEF; Taleb Awad, Muwatin; Rafiq Natsheh, Speaker, Palestinian Legislative Council; Dr. Hassan Abu Libdeh, Bureau Chief, Prime Minister Office; Lily Habash, Cabinet Secretariat; Bassam Al-Salhi, Writer; Izzat Abdul Hadi, Director, Bisan Center; Mamdouh Nofal, Writer; Hijazi Natsheh, Dr. Mahdi Abdul Hadi, PASSIA.

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11 February 2004, PASSIA, Ramallah

Topic:  e-Government: A Shortcut to Decentralization in Palestine.

Speaker(s):  Dr. Mashhour Abu Daka, Director of the Palestinian Information Technology Association (PITA), Ramallah.

Participant(s): Samer Salameh, Director, Information Technology; Fadi Salsa, Operation Manager, IT; Yazan Abdul Rahman, Manager, IT; Imad Abu Hijlah, Paltel; Hani Boullata, IT; Hazem Kawasmi, Project Manager, GTZ; Arij Abdeen, GTZ; Feras Nasr, Central Election Commission; Taleb El-Haj, Ministry of Education; Faisal Awartani, Birzeit University; Azmi Shu’aibi, PLC; Hani Al-Hroub, Ministry of Local Government; Muna Jasser, Care; Hijazi Natsheh, PASSIA; Mahdi Abdul Hadi, PASSIA.

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18 February 2004, PASSIA, Ramallah

Topic:  Decentralization and Corruption

Speaker(s):  Dr. 'Azmi Shou’aibi, PLC Member, Ramallah

Participant(s): Ala’a Lahlouh, Researcher, PSR; Dr. Taleb Awad, Muwatin; Ahmed Juma’a, Researcher, UNSCO; Ahmed Ghneim, Ministry of Local Government; Hani Bullata, IT/IMG; Dr. Ishaq Al-Qutub, Al-Quds University; Hijazi Al-Natsheh, PASSIA; Mahdi Abdul Hadi, PASSIA.

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25 February 2004, PASSIA, Jerusalem.

Topic: Decentralization: Donors' Perspectives

Speaker(s): Dr. Khalil Nakhleh, General Director, Accreditations and Quality Assurance Commission, Ministry of Education and Higher Education.

Participant(s): Maha Abu Samra, Field Training Officer, UNRWA; Caroline Abu Sada, PhD Student; Benoît Challand, PhD Student; Safa' Abu Assab, Program Manager, Diakonia; Lois Nakhleh, Artist; Valker Bach, Assistant Director, Star Mountain; Michael Neuwrith, Miftah; Raya Al-Abbasi, Project Director, IRFAN Canada; Nick Kardahji, Hijazi An-Natsheh, Mahdi Abdul Hadi, PASSIA.

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Experts Conferences - Decentralization

08 June 2004, Best Eastern Hotel, Ramallah

Topic: Decentralization and Local Government Reform: Learning from the Lessons of Others

Speaker(s):

  • Jamal Shobaki, Minister of Local Government, Palestine

  • Dr Reinhard Bodemeyer, GTZ, Morocco

  • Mr. Mohammad Zaidan, Former Head of the Follow Up Committee, Arab Mayors and Heads of Local Councils Committee

  • Dr As’ad Ghanem, Head of Ibn Khaldun - Arab Association for Research and Development, Haifa

Participant(s): Imad Saed, General Director, Ministry of Local Government; Fouz Khalifah, Ministry of Local Government; Isam Aqel, Executive Director, Association of Palestinian Local Authorities (APLA); Lawahez Abdul Hadi, President, General Union of Palestinian Women, Nablus; Da’ad Alami, Palestinian Women Club, Nablus; Fathi Bozeiah, Mayor, Kefel Haris Municipality; Atef Alawneh, Ministry of Finance, Ramallah; Khaled Abu Alia, Director, Civic Forum; Yaser ‘Aleis, Investor; Ahmad Al-Qasem, Writer & Researcher; Jamil Hamami, Al-Quds University; Angele Khasho, Program Assistant, Danish Representative Office; Nazmi Harb, General Director, Palestinian Central Bureau of Statistics; Rasem Kamal, Lawyer; Jihad Abdul Hadi, Director, Ministry of Foreign Affairs; Raed Abu Ghazaleh, Ministry of Foreign Affairs; As’ad Sunokrot, Sunokrot Company, Jerusalem; Ibrahim Julani, Businessman, Jerusalem; Hassan Fayyad, Negotiation Affairs Department, Ramallah; Ismail Talahmeh, Engineer; Khalid Naseef, Civic Forum; Ma’rouf Zahran, Mayor of Qalqilia; Saber Arif, Qalqilia Municipality; Walid Badawi, PLO Refugees Department; Nahed Awwad, Goethe Institute, Ramallah; Abdullah Abu Shaweesh, Ministry of Foreign Affairs; Khalil Nakhleh, Ministry of Education and Higher Education; Peter Schäfer, Friedrich-Ebert Stiftung (FES); Adnan Ghosheh, Advisor, Municipal Development, GTZ; Hazem Qawasmi, GTZ; David Bother, GTZ; Abdul Jawad Saleh, PLC Member, Ramallah; Mustafa Habash, Dar Al-Fatwa and Islamic Research Studies, Ramallah ; Ahmad Amer, Birzeit University; Sameer Shihadeh, General Director, National Institution Office, Ramallah; ‘Ouhoud Qanadeel, Arab Women’s Union Society, Nablus; Ghada Abdul Hadi, Hawwa Center, Nablus; Iyad Masrouji, General Manager, Masrouji Company; Shifa’ Jayousi, Institutional Strengthening Specialist, Ramallah; Mohammed Kamal Jaber, Palestinian National Commission for Education, Culture and Science, Ramallah; Nawal Shaheen, Arab Women’s Union Society, Ramallah; Hamdallah Hawamdeh, Ministry of Culture, Nablus; Faisal Awartani, General Manager of Alpha International for Polling, Research & Informatics, Ramallah; Sa’ed Abdul Hadi, An-Nasher, Ramallah; Taleb Awad, Muwatin, Ramallah; Azzam Abu So’ud, Chamber of Commerce, Jerusalem; Muna Matta, Belgian Technology Cooperation; Majed Souman, The Commission of NGO’s Affairs, PA Commission; Sandy Jasser, The Commission of NGO’s Affairs, PA Commission; Volker Buenning, Advisor, GTZ; Rima Ghandour, USAID, Tel Aviv; Mahdi Abdul Hadi, Sana’ Shannak, Nick Kardahji, Fadi Kiblawi, PASSIA.

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