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Democracy / Democratization

Meetings / Activities    

  

30 September, 2002, PASSIA
Towards a Culture of Democracy in Palestine
(Brainstorming Session 1)
Participant(s): Wayne Primeau, Deputy Representative, Canadian Representative Office; Fatima Anan, Jerusalem Center for Women; Abdel Rahman Abu Arafeh, Director, Arab Thought Forum; Maha Abu dayyeh Shamas, Women's Center for Legal Aid and Counseling; Safa' Abu Assab, Diakonia; Mustafa Abu Sway, Professor, Al-Quds University; Felix Eikenberg, Friedrich Ebert Foundation

19 December 2002, PASSIA
Culture of Democracy in Palestine
(Brainstorming Session 2)
Participant(s): Suranjana Gupta, Research and Policy Advisor, Groots International, USA; Abdel Rahman Abu-Arafeh, Director, Arab Thought Forum; Ibrahim Sha’ban, Lecturer; Muhammed Dajani, Director, Technical Assistance and Training Department, PECDAR; Terry Bullata, Jil Al-Jadid School and Women Studies Center, Jerusalem; Felix Eikenberg, Friedrich Ebert Foundation (FEF); Natasha Khalidi, Projects Coordinator, Jerusalem Center for Women; Tomoko Watonabe. PhD Candidate, Japan; Chie Ezaki, PhD Candidate, University of Tsakuba, Japan; Elise Aghazarian, Project Coordinator, PASSIA.

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9 January 2003, PASSIA, Ramallah

Topic:: "Culture of Democracy in Palestine Under Crisis"

  • Democracy and the current Intifada.

  • Initiatives of civil society institutions related to promoting democracy in Palestine - Major Challenges.

  • Suggested ideas and plans for sustaining a culture of democracy in Palestine.

Participant(s): Dr. Gabi Baramki, Advisor,Ministry of Higher Education; Peter Schafer, FES; Manal Abdullah, PWWSD (Palestinian Working Women's Society for Development);Dr. Mahdi Abdul-Hadi, Head of PASSIA; Elise Aghazarian, Projects Coordinator, PASSIA.

06 February 2003, PASSIA, Ramallah

Topic: Democratic Work in Palestine: Where to? (Arabic Session)

  • Evaluating the role of civil society and non-governmental organizations in enhancing a culture of democracy.
  • Palestine: between an "authoritarian" regime, resisting the occupier and a democratic culture: where to?
  • Suggested agenda for future work on democracy that would be in tandem with the situation in Palestine.

Participant(s): Rima Tarazi, General Union of Palestinian Women, President of Board, Al- Bireh; Hani Al-Masri, General director of Publicity, Palestinian Ministry of Culture and Communication, Ramallah; Fadwa El-Sha'er, Arab Studies Society, Orient House, Jerusalem; Latifeh el-Huwari, Teacher's Union, Ramallah; Mamdouh Nofal, writer, columnist, Ramallah; Khadijeh H. Abu Ali, freelancer, researcher on women issues, General Union of Palestinian Women, Ramallah; Professor Abdul-Karim Barghouti, Birzeit University, Birzeit; Lubna Hammad, Lawyer, Ramallah; Rima Saba, Consultant, Ministry of Planning and International Cooperation, Ramallah; Mahdi Abdul Hadi, Head of PASSIA, Jerusalem; Elise Aghazarian, Projects Coordinator, PASSIA, Jerusalem.

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22 March, 2003. PASSIA, Ramallah

Topic: Democracy Reforms in Palestine within the Prospects of the War on Iraq

Speaker: Dr. George Giacaman (Head of the Palestinian Institute for the Study of Democracy (Muwatin), Professor, Birzeit University)

Participant(s): Taysir Arouri, Physics Department, Birzeit University; Rima Tarazi, Head of the Steering Committee, General Union of Palestinian Women, Ramallah; Dr. Mamdouh Iker, Independent Commission for Citizens' Rights, Ramallah; Latifa Huwari, Teachers' Union, Ramallah; Dr. Faisal Awartani, General Manager of Alpha International for Polling, Research & Informatics, Ramallah; Lilly Habash, Commission of NGO Affairs, Ramallah; Muzna Shihabi, Masrouji Trading Company, Ramallah; Lubna Hammad, Legal Advisor, UNICEF - OPT; Ann Mahmood, UNICEF - OPT; Elise Aghazarian, Project Coordinator, PASSIA.

Summary of Dr. Giacaman’s Presentation
Discussion Session

12 April 2003, PASSIA, Ramallah

Topic: Democracy Development Projects and Programs in Palestine: between Vision & Implementation - Youth perceptions

Participant(s): Reem Wahdan, The Youth Times Magazine Reporter; Al-Ram; Amjad Ghosheh, Coordinator of the Youth Opportunities Program (YOP), Y.M.C.A, Ramallah; Niveen Shahin, Coordinator of the TV Program, Palestinian Youth Association for Leadership and Rights Activation (PYALARA), Raed Budeir; Director, Young Scientists' Club (Al-Muntada), Ramallah; Hijazi Natsheh, IT for Youth Project, Welfare Association, Jerusalem; Lubna Hammad, Legal Consultant, Unicef, member of "Nuwat" Youth Group, Ramallah; Sabreen Ziben; Coordinator, Participatory Poverty Assessment Program, UNDP and Palestinian Ministry of Planning and International Cooperation, Ramallah; Rania Estephan, Researcher, Development Studies Program, Birzeit University; Lamia' Mansour, Accountant; Bisan Abu Rukteh, Miftah Team, member of "Nuwat" Youth Group, Ramallah; Mawakeb Massad, Palestinian Medical Relief Center, Ramallah; Wafa' Abdel Rahman, Miftah, member of "Nuwat" Youth Group, Ramallah; Muzna Shihabi, Office Manager, Masrouji Trading Company, Ramallah; Amer Badran, Dentist, member of "Nuwat" Youth Group, Ramallah; Elise Aghazarian, Project Coordinator, PASSIA.

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14 May 2003. PASSIA, Jerusalem

Topic: The Future of Democracy and the Rule of Law in Palestine: Youth Perceptions

Participant(s): Terry Boullata, Principle, New Generation School, Jerusalem; Issa Rabadi, Program Manager, Youth Development Department, Jerusalem; Labib Nasir, Information Coordinator, Miftah; Jad Qadamani, Palestinian Vision; Hala Amas, Manager, Wadi Al-Joz Community Center, Jerusalem; Jamila Ghoul, Youth Coordinator, Wadi Al-Joz Community Center; Sherene Abdul Hadi, Trade and Industrial Advisor, USAID, Member of Majhoul Youth Group, Jerusalem; Elise Aghazarian, Project Coordinator, PASSIA.

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14 June 2003. PASSIA, Jerusalem

Topic(s): The Palestinian Constitution & Women
(Introductory paper presented by Lubna Hammad, Legal Advisor, UNICEF)

Participant(s): Haifa Baramki, Consultant; Khadijeh Abu Ali, Researcher & Consultant on Women’s issues; Shahnaz Jubran, Project Coordinator, Development Studies Program, Birzeit University; Nasser Al-Faqih, PARC; Mamdouh Nofal, writer, columnist, Ramallah; Elise Aghazarian, Researcher and Governance Projects Coordinator, PASSIA.

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21 June 2003. PASSIA, Ramallah

Topic(s): Towards better cooperation on Gender and Democracy Issues in Palestine

Participant(s): Izzat Abdul-Hadi, Bisan Center for Research and Development; Haifa’ Baramki, Consultant; Gabi Baramki, Ministry of Education and Higher Education; Nasser Al-Faqih, PARC; Khadijeh H. Abu Ali, Researcher and Consultant on Women’s Issues, G Rima Tarazi, Director, General Union of Palestinian Women.

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25 June 2003. PASSIA, Jerusalem

Topic(s): Democracy & Islam

Speaker: Sheikh Fathi Mansour, Judge, Islamic Shari’a Court

Participant(s): Ranan Al-Muthaffar, Assistant for Programming &Communication, Tamkeen; Ruba El-Ghoul, Accountant, Analyst, ISAM Project; Nuha Qutob, Arab Studies Society; Ghadeer Quttieneh, Arab Studies Society; Elisabeth Peterson, Friedrich Ebert Foundation; Elise Aghazarian, Researcher, PASSIA; Qusay Abbas, Software Engineer; Marwan Bashiti, Coordinator, Old City Youth Association (OCYA), a group of OCYA members: Nezav, Ahmed Jaber, Mohamad, Amer, Ibrahim Khayyat, Ghassan Khalleh, Ahmad Khalifa, Hisham Assila, Ala’ Munnayer.

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31 July 2003. PASSIA, Jerusalem   

Topic(s): Democracy & Democratization in Palestine? Donor Organizations’ Perspective

Introduction by: Dr. Khalil Nakhleh (Director General, Department of Accreditation & Quality Assurance Commission, Ministry of Education and Higher Education, Palestine).

Participant(s): Martha Myers, USAID; Rima Ghandour, USAID; Maria Vila Rebolo, FSPC (Spanish Cooperation); Hani Abu-Dayyeh, Businessman Net; Hiba Husseini, Lawyer Husseini & Husseini; Larry Garber, USAID; Samia Khoury, Volunteer; Leila Tarazi, Volunteer; Ana Belein Herreras, Student of Sociology; Andres Bedia Alonso, Engineer; Alban Biaussat, European Commission; François Osete, European Commission; Rana Bishara, The PNGO Network; Rafiq Husseini, Welfare Association; Rob Dekker, Netherlands Rep. Office; Iyad Masrouji, Masrouji Company;Mounir Kleibo, UNU program manager UNDP\PAPP; Fadia Daibes, Private consult., Water Expert; Timothy Rothermel, UNDP; Mohammad Jadallah, Jerusalem Center For Development; Steve Hibbard, Canadian Rep. Office; Goran Berg, Consul General of Sweden;Ibrahim Sha’aban, Lecturer; Niall Holohan, Irish Representative; David Codling, Deputy Director, British Council; Abla Nasir, General Secretary, YWCA; Jamal Al-Aref, ANERA; Ayman Mashni, CARE; Omar Bitar, Private; Hanlie Booysen, South Africa Rep. Office; Rebecca Haessig, National Democratic Institute; Dr. Mahdi Abdul Hadi, Head of PASSIA; Deniz Altayli, Elise Aghazarian, Hijazi Natsheh, PASSIA

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Experts Conferences - Democracy / Democratization

9 September 2003, Passia Workshop, Ramallah

Topic: Democratization: Learning from the Lessons of the Others   

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Participant(s): Radim PECL, Head of Representative Office of the Czech Republic; Hania Toubas; Hadeel Qazzaz, Program Coordinator, Heinrich Böll Foundation; Faisal Awartani, General Manager, Alpha International, Ramallah; Sari Hanafi, Shaml; Ghada Saman, Employee, Financial Ministry; Nadia Hajal, MA Student; Hiba Husseini, Lawyer; Hisham Awartani, Professor; Hanlie Booysen, Deputy Representative, South Africa; Abdul Rahman Magrab, Professor; Elisabeth Petersen, Program Manager, Friedrich-Ebert Stiftung; Dr. Ayman Yousef, PhD Political Science; Basima Zaroor, Coordinator for Al-Muntada; Phadime Choshane, Third Secretary (Political), South Africa Representative Office; Dr. Mufeed Shami; Bassma Khoury, Projects Coordinator, Birzeit University; Elise Aghazarian; Nibal Khalil, Anthropologist; Jamie Welling, Special Project Coordinator, Al-Mustakbal Foundation; Mohammed Rafique Gangat, Head, South African Representative Office; Chris Mohale, Counsellor (Political), South African Representative Office; Amneh Ma’bad, Lawyer, Al-Haq; Dr. Niall Holohan, Head Irish Representative Office; Majed Abbadi; Adnan Dagher, Journalist; Dr. Taleb Awad, Researcher; Rauf Malki, Architect; Dr. Abdullah Fannoon, Engineer, Planner; Layla Al-Zubidi, Researcher, Information Manager; Katherine Metres Abbadi, Human Rights Researcher; Moheeb Bargoty, Journalist; Dr. Mahdi Abdul Hadi, Head of PASSIA; Deniz Altayli, PASSIA; Sana’ Shannak, PASSIA; Hijazi Natsheh, PASSIA.

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