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Lana Abu-Hijleh named one of BBC's 100 Inspiring Women

by BBC

The BBC has named Global Communities’ West Bank/Gaza Country Director Lana Abu Hijleh as one of the 100 most inspiring women in the world for 2015. Abu Hijleh was selected for her role in development, humanitarian work, and leadership in Palestine over the past 30 years. Abu-Hijleh is a longtime expert in Palestinian development. She has been working for the past 28 years with international development and humanitarian agencies in Palestine and the region. Since 2003, Lana has been the Country Director of Global Communities (formerly CHF International) for Palestine. She leads a team of 200 Palestinian and international professionals designing and implementing assistance programs focusing on economic revitalization, community and social infrastructure, democracy/governance, job creation, and food security in the West Bank and Gaza. Prior to her work with Global Communities, Lana served as the Deputy Resident Representative of the UNDP Program of Assistance to the Palestinian People for over 17 years.

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