About us


What is Buildpalestine?

At BuildPalestine, we support the inspiring and growing social innovation sector in Palestine by connecting individuals looking to support innovative projects with those making an impact within their communities.

As we approach 75 years of occupation, hopes become crucial. Hope for a better tomorrow. Hope for new opportunities. Hope to make a difference. This is especially true for those who continue living in Palestine, steadfast and committed to the community.

Social innovation is nothing new to Palestine. We find solutions in the midst of challenges everyday. And so, BuildPalestine is here to support the ecosystem and encourage each person who has an idea for their community to take action and make a difference. We are a platform to connect individuals looking to support with those making an impact.


Our Mission & Values

We believe people are the answer.

Our mission is to empower Palestinian changemakers and mobilize a global community for impact

Our vision is a thriving social innovation sector where Palestinian communities sustainably solve their own challenges



We believe that people are experts in the needs of their community. Our role is to empower them.


We cannot have a true, lasting impact without freedom. Our struggle for liberation is intimately tied to everything we do.


We believe in aligning our work with other efforts. The challenge is epic and we need all hands on deck.


We work with the aim of seeing positive change in our community


We bring together a variety of stakeholders and are building a global community

Theory of Change


Palestinians continue to lose agency over their lives, and hope is dwindling


Fellowship program for social entrepreneurs


Sustainable social enterprises solving critical challenges in Palestine


Social enterprises are nourished and their impact grows

Long-term Impact

Palestinian changemakers are leading the way in building the Palestine we all want to see

Meet Our Team

Lama - Executive Director

Mobilizes the crowd. Enthusiastic by nature.

Rand - Financial and Administrative Coordinator

Believes in the SMALL steps for the BIG change


Tasnim - Community Coordinator

Insightful. I strive to do what’s right


Anam - Global Community Organizer

Writer and organizer. Inspires people to root into their power and purpose.




Mahran - Designer

Designer and developer. Determined to leave a mark.


Riham - Programs Manager

Creates impact and motivates others


Mohammed - Website Developer

Passionate website developer

Advisory Board

Besan - Co-founder and Chair

Development economist. Believes in possibility.


Freelance Consultant


Fellow at Carnegie Endowment for International Peace


International consultant – advocacy and foreign policy


Director, British Palestinian Council


Research Consultant- Social Innovation and Development

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