Dr. Hadeel Qazzaz, Program Director-Pro-Poor Integrity in Integrity Action. She was born in Gaza Shati refugee camp in the Gaza Strip, a specialist in gender and development. She received her Ed.D. from Leeds University. Qazzaz has contributed to the first Palestinian human development report, the Palestine national poverty report, the Palestine time-use survey, and reports on the right to education. She was involved in the adaptation of the Transparency International Source Book into Arabic.
She worked for 10 years as the program manager and deputy director of the Heinrich Boell Foundation in Ramallah. This enriching experience has enabled her to work closely with researchers and activists from many Arab countries and Germany. She is an activist in the Palestinian women’s movement and active member in the Palestinian civil society movement. She is involved in different types of cultural dialogue and exchange including dialogue between Europe and the Middle East. She has organized and has participated in many regional and international conferences that dealt with issues of development, women’s rights, and democratization processes. Currently she is a board member of the Women’s Affairs Technical Committees and the General Union of Palestinian Women, Ramallah branch