Ziad Khalaf

Ziad Khalaf

Bethlehem ~ Palestinian Areas

After thirteen years in the private sector in the US and Palestine as a project and consultant engineer, and in academia at Birzeit University; Ziad Khalaf focused on socio-economic development in Palestine through research, and work in the two leading Palestinian developmental organizations. He directed the human resources development program at the Welfare Association for four years, and in 1998 led the launching of the A. M. Qattan Foundation, which has since become one of the major non-governmental organizations working in education, culture and the arts in Palestine and the region. Ziad Khalaf co-founded and has been active in a number of local and regional institutions including the Technical Development Corporation (later to merge into the Palestine Development Fund); Ramallah Municipal Council; Al-Haq Society; and the Arab Foundations Forum.