OWSD Palestine National Chapter Executive Committee meeting

OWSD Palestine National Chapter Executive Committee meeting

24 June, 2020

A meeting for the Executive Committee of OWSD-Palestine National Chapter was held at the Palestine Academy for Science and Technology (PALAST) premises in Ramallah on 23 June 2020.  Future activities as well as implementing the objectives of the chapter were discussed.  

The meeting was attended by; 

  • Dr. Amira Shaheen; Chair
  • Dr. Elham Al-Khatib; Vice-Chair 
  • Prof. Hala Khazindar; Secretary (from Gaza via Zoom)
  • Dr. Shahenaz Najjar; Treasurer
  • Dr. Areej Al-Khatib; member 
  • Dr. Wafaa Khater; Member 
  • Dr. Ayman Al-Haj Daoud; Member and representative of PALAST

Establishing a database for women who is working in science and research was one of the chapter’s objective that was discussed thoroughly during this meeting, focusing at the mechanism to implement it.  Of the other topics that was discussed increasing visibility through different social media, and recruitment through introducing the chapter to different target groups either in academia, both universities and schools, as well as other private science sectors.  

The committee agreed to have all members involved actively in achieving the chapter’s aims through announcing the enclosed committees and ask the members to assign themselves to the committee of interest.  A description for each committee, as well as the working mechanism,  will be circulated at the members in due time;  

  • Recruiting 
  • Scientific and research 
  • Fundraising 
  • Mentorship 
  • Outreach 

For the chapter sustainability,  the committee discussed the possibility of collaborating with any researcher that is willing to submit a grant proposal through the chapter, mechanism of which will be distributed at the members in due time. 

Once the COVID-19 situation is improved, A call for a full members meeting will be announced.  Hereby, we invite all Palestinian women scientists to join our national chapter .