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Institute for development Studies

National Network: 
Palestine
Address: 
55/425 Count Bernadot St. Southern Remal Gaza city Gaza strip/oPt, 00970
Gaza
Telephone: 
+97082844500
Fax: 
+97082833500
Mobile Phone: 
+970599305761
Organisation Type: 
Non-Governmental Organization
Year of Establishment: 
2003
General Information: 

Structure of the organization: Board of directors, Executive manager, secretary, treasurer, PR department, Programs manager, Units
Units: Democracy & civil Education unit , Science research & studies unit, Information development & building unit , Women & children development unit, Training & academic work unit, Media Unit
number of employed staff: 7
number of volunteers: 25
Annual budget 2009: $70,000
Sources of funding: NPA, UNDP, ADA, Islamic relief
Modalities of action: projects, video conferences, seminars, researches
Partners:University of Strathclyde, Aalborg University, American University of Beirut, Welfare Association, Jordan University of Science &
Technology (JUST), PNAY Society

Mission and Objectives: 

Mission statement:To become a leading developmental resource, research & academic institution in Palestine
Objectives:
1-Reinforcing the culture of democracy and civil community
2-Development and modernization of management systems and electronic partnership between various civil society institutions.
3-Reinforcing the culture & strategy of the scientific research & studies related to national development process
4-To develop the Palestinian women and children
5-Developing the reality of academic work in the Palestinian society

Main Projects / Activities: 

- Networks for reinforcing the concepts of dialogue and tolerance among the students parties in the Palestinian University
- video conference sessions with local, regional and in international universities
- Researchers
- digital library
- capacity building
- partner in the Mediterranean virtual university MVU

Additional Information: 
Contact (1) Full Name: 
Mr. Ashraf Mansour
Head of the organisation: 
Dr. Mohammed Meqdad
Contact (2) Full Name: 
Mr. Ahmed Alqarout