Adnan Zulfiqar is an attorney who is passionate about sustainable development and humanitarian relief. He regularly consults for the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), International Development Law Organization (IDLO) and Urbane Development. Adnan is currently Senior Advisor at the Lodestone Advisory Group.
“I support BuildPalestine because it empowers communities with tools to design and implement solutions based on their assessment of their own critical needs. Development is only sustainable and effective when it listens to those it wishes to uplift. That is the BuildPalestine model. That is why I give them my time.”
Fadi Quran is a Senior Campaigner at Avaaz and a Popular Struggle community organizer. He previously served as UN Advocacy Officer with Al-Haq’s legal research and advocacy unit.
“BuildPalestine is designed to connect millions of people from around the world to the struggle for a better and free Palestine. It is groundbreaking, and it is what’s needed to end the oppressive control over our people’s economy and politics.”
Sam Bahour is Managing Partner of Applied Information Management, , specializing in business development with a niche focus on the information technology sector and start-ups. He is also the Chairman of Americans for a Vibrant Palestinian Economy.
“This funding platform is about more than getting funds to worthy causes, it will also build community and much more. Looking forward to seeing the initial round of projects funded and many more projects listed in the days ahead. Onward and upward to a free Palestine.”
Mahmoud Kittana is currently the Legal Aid and Human Rights Coordinator with the UNDP and a senior associate with ITTQAN Law Firm. Prior to that, he was a senior researcher at Birzeit University on the Karamah Project. Mahmoud has a Masters in Law (LLM) from Duke University and a Master of Law from Birzeit University.
“Grassroots problem-solving is needed. BuildPalestine is simply doing this. The values of connecting, empowering, and building — through crowdfunding– makes BuildPalestine a great idea.”