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The Palestinian Initiative for the Promotion of Global Dialogue and Democracy




An independent, democratic and sovereign Palestinian state, which grants Palestinians their basic rights, preserves their freedom and dignity, and enjoys international recognition and respect.



Established in Jerusalem in December 1998, with Hanan Ashrawi as its Secretary-General, MIFTAH seeks to promote the principles of democracy and good governance within various components of Palestinian society; it further seeks to engage local and international public opinion and official circles on the Palestinian cause. To that end, MIFTAH adopts the mechanisms of an active and in-depth dialogue, the free flow of information and ideas, as well as local and international networking.



  1. To empower effective leadership within all components of Palestinian society in order to enhance democracy and good governance and raise public awareness concerning the rights and responsibilities of good citizenship
  2. To influence policy and legislation to ensure their safeguarding of civil and social rights for all sectors and their adherence to principles of good governance

MIFTAH's Strategic Planning Document 2015 2016


Board of Trustees - May, 2015

Board of Directors

  1. Hanan Ashrawi - Chairperson
  2. Rema Hammami - Deputy
  3. Abdul Qader Husseini - Treasurer
  4. Nour Odeh - Secretary
  5. Hania Bitar - Member
  6. Yousef Dajani - Member
  7. Khaled Kaloti - Member

  8. Azmi Shuaibi
  9. Hashem Shawwa
  10. Raji Sourani
  11. Honaida Ghanem
  12. Ola Awad
  13. Tami Rafidi
  14. Samer Khoury
  15. Abdul Mohsen Qattan
  16. Khalil Jahshan
  17. George Salem
  18. Sabih Masri

Chief Executive Officer
Lily Feidy

Board of Trustees -Before May, 2015

  1. Ziad Abu Amr
  2. Maha Abu Dayyeh
  3. Hania Bitar
  4. Rima Hammami
  5. Khlil Hindi
  6. M. Abdelqader Husseini
  7. Khalil Jahshan
  8. Rashid Khalidi
  9. Ghassan Khatib
  10. Sa'id Khoury
  11. Khaled Kaloti
  12. Sabih Masri
  13. Abdul-Muhsen Al-Qattan
  14. George Salem
  15. Eyad El-Sarraj
  16. Azmi Shuaibi
  17. Hashim Shawa
  18. Raji Sourani
  19. Sawsan Fahoum-Jafar - Chairperson, Board of Trustees
  20. Hanan Ashrawi - Chairperson, Board of Directors


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