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Imad Jaraisy – Chief Executive Officer

Imad is a doctoral student in education at University of Haifa. He joined the Injaz Center as a project manager in 2014, and in 2017 he was appointed director of team and programs at Injaz. In November 2021, Imad was appointed CEO of the Injaz Center.

 During his work in Injaz, Imad managed number of projects in the field of economic development and education through the professional committees managed by the Injaz Center that formulated professional recommendations for government decision 550 and monitored the implementation of government decisions of Arab society (922; 550). In addition, Imad worked to strengthen the cooperation between the Injaz Center and the Committee of heads of Arab local municipalities, civil society organizations, government ministries, and professionals.

In the past, Imad served as Parliamentary Adviser on education and local government to former MK Dr. Yosef Jabarin. Today, he is a lecturer at the Oranim Academic College of Education, and he was previously a lecturer at the Beit- Birl Academic College.

Imad’s research focuses on the role of education in divided societies and conflicts, in youth movements and in informal educational frameworks in Palestinian society in Israel. His doctoral dissertation discusses the role of education in the development trajectory of a leading elite in Palestinian Arab society in Israel in three arenas: youth movements, local government, and civil society.

Misloon Sliman – Financial and administrative director

Misloon is a financial and administrative director of Injaz Center since 2009. She holds a master’s degree in non-profit organization management from University of Haifa.

Misloon’s main responsibilities are building the general budget of the organization, planning and building the project’s budgets and managing the project’s budgets in collaboration with the project managers. She is also responsible for maintaining relationships with donors.

laila Swaid – Project Manager

Laila is a project manager who joined Injaz at the beginning of 2021. said holds a bachelor’s degree in law from the University of Haifa, and in 2017 she received her license to practice law from the Israel Bar Association. In addition, she holds a master’s degree in urban and regional planning from the Technion Institute in Haifa. Laila worked for four years in a private planning office before joining Injaz

Baraa Zighari -Project Manager

 Holder of a law degree from Tel Aviv, Baraa began his academic life studying political science and media at Hadassah College in Jerusalem. He is the founder of the Sabra initiative, the first legal project of its kind in the Arab community, aiming to cultivate a knowledgeable and cultured legal community.

Baraa served in the Detentions Department at the Public Defense Office of the Ministry of Justice from 2017-2021. He also worked as the assistant to the head of the Economic Development Authority under the “Taqadam” plan. He currently manages the forum of CEOs (Director-Generals) in local Arab authorities at Injaz Center. In this role, he leads various community programs focused on establishing and developing infrastructure for a robust civil society in the Arab community.

Noura Sabbah- Media Coordinator

Media and Public Relations Coordinator at Injaz, she received her BA in media at Bar Ilan University – Tel Aviv, and works as a media center for the Galilee Society.