Speaker Profile

Rami Mehdawi

Electronic Palestinian NGO Forum

In 2007, Rami founded the Electronic Palestinian NGO Forum (EPNGOF), a virtual discussion platform that is now home to over eight thousand members. PNGOF creates an open space for discussion, collaboration, and information-sharing, bridging the physical and geographic divides that separate Palestinians in Gaza, the West Bank, and the Diaspora. Postings for job and scholarship opportunities are featured on the Forum to connect Palestinians to these important information sources, and community events are announced to mobilize social activists together. In addition, Rami has engaged members of the local media to publish investigative articles exposing local corruption, using PNGOF as an honest platform for journalism and freedom of speech.

Profile as of 11/5/2012