Al Ram & Gaza, Palestine, June 14, 2022 - Today, Tuesday, June 14, 2022, the NDC General Assembly held their regular annual meeting for the year 2022 at the NDC headquarters in Al-Ram, and via video conference with their office in Gaza City.
The meeting was chaired by Mr. Zahi Khoury and was attended by 20 out of 25 members of the General Assembly, as well as Mr. Moaz Ballout and Mr. Khalil Ghawi from the audit firm Al-Qawasmi & Partners (KPMG). The General Assembly approved the annual administrative report and the audited financial report for the year 2021; and appointed Al-Qawasmi & Partners (KPMG) as NDC’s auditor for 2022.
The General Assembly elected the following members to the NDC Board of Directors for a term of three years: Mr. Zahi Khouri - Chair, Mr. Abdel-Karim Ashour - Vice Chair, Dr. Varsen Shaheen - Treasurer, and Dr. Suleiman Al-Khalil - Secretary; along with Mr. Fahmi Shalaldeh, Dr. Suhail Al-Qishawi, Mr. Mohammad Munzer Al-Rayyes, Dr. Saed Al-Ghoul, and Dr. Aed Mahmoud Yaghi as members.
NDC Director, Ghassan Kasabreh, presented the General Assembly with an overview of the Center’s many achievements during 2021, including the commencement of activities within the “Action for East Jerusalem Identity and Resilience Programme” funded by the French Development Agency (AFD), as well as the completion of NDC’s new strategic plan (2022-2026).
The General Assembly approved the new strategic plan, which identifies three strategic objectives for the Center in the upcoming five years: (i) NDC is a main mechanism for supporting and developing NGOs to respond to the community’s most pressing needs; (ii) NGOs are better able to carry out their tasks effectively; and, (iii) availability of sufficient and suitable resources and best practices to the NGO sector, which contribute to enhancing its performance.
By working towards these objectives, NDC will achieve its goal of supporting NGOs to contribute to the development of Palestinian society and to meeting its needs.
The NGO Development Center (NDC) is a non-profit organization devoted to working hand-in-hand with Palestinian NGOs and community development organizations to improve the delivery of services in unserved and underserved areas to marginalized segments of society and to build a more efficient and responsive Palestinian civil society.