Partners for Sustainable Development
Partners for Sustainable Development (PSD) is a Palestinian nonprofit organization established in 2009 to equip Palestinian youth with the skills and knowledge required by an increasingly complex and demanding 21st century. Over the past ten years, PSD’s programs have unleashed the potential of communities by supporting their grass roots activities and social enterprises. Programmatic interventions implemented by PSD have focused on youth engagement in their communities through formal and informal education, ICT, and entrepreneurship.
• Help youth develop the skills required for the fourth industrial revolution (IR4) and scale-up innovative solutions to some of societies’ greatest problems via training and mentoring
• Expanding youth’s and women’s employability by providing them with in-demand professional skills and know-how to pursue online freelancing opportunities
• Strengthening youth’s agency and belonging through service of their communities
• Work with trans-Mediterranean partners to stimulate exchange and dialogue, empower youth and women, and encourage media-literacy
• Digitize the Palestinian curriculum and develop Arabic- language educational content
• Create “Edu-tainment” games that complement the curriculum or address specific social issues
Jawad AbuOwn is a Co-founder and the Chief Executive Officer of Partners for Sustainable Development (PSD) a Palestinian not for profit organization working in education digitalization, job creation and seeking sustainable development solutions. Prior to founding of PSD, Mr. AbuOwn worked with Relief International –Schools Online (RI-SOL) as an education program director, he started the education department at RI-SOL’s Palestine office. Later on he spearheaded establishment of 6 community based learning and development centers and leading them for two years.
Mr. AbuOwn first experience in non profit work started with Welfare association in IT4YOUTH project it was one of the first few IT for youth projects in West Bank.Mr. AbuOwn holds a Bachelor degree in Electronics and Communication Engineering from the University of Technology (UOT), Baghdad, Iraq.
Co-founder and the Chief Executive Officer
Majd Jammal joined Partners for Sustainable Development (PSD) in February 2011. She is the Human Resources and Administrative Officer and she is responsible for all human resources affairs, Admin and procurement for PSD. Majd holds a bachelor’s degree in English Language and Literature from Birzeit University and she is obtaining her masters in Gender and Development studies. Prior to joining PSD, Majd worked as Project Assistant for the Palestinian Dialogue Center (PDC).
Human Resources and Administrative Officer
Bader Al-Hudhud is a national expert trainer in the fields of life skills, employability, entrepreneurship business planning, civic engagement, human centered design, design thinking, advocacy, and training of trainers. Al-Hudhud is a Master Trainer in the International Youth Foundation’s Passport to Success Training. Over his 12 years training experience, Al-Hudhud has trained over 2000 youth, women, teachers, and instructors both locally and regionally.
Most recently, Al-Hudhud has delivered a training of trainers to 110 trainers of TVET centers in Jerusalem, West Bank, and Gaza including life skills, use of virtual platforms in training delivery, and how to restructure TVET course for online delivery.
Mr. Al-Hudhud effectively contributed in establishing Partners for Sustainable Development in 2009, where, as the Program Director, he leads several initiatives related to education and ICT, youth development, women’s economic development, and community development initiatives.
Bader Al Hudhud
My name is Omar Adwan and I am a Programmer for PSD. I enjoy using my skills to contribute to the exciting technological advances that happen every day. I graduated from the AlQuds University in 2017 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science. I enjoy of learning new things about Programming and Design .