AMIDEAST Appoints New Country Director in the UAE

Washington, DC, June 1, 2015 — AMIDEAST is pleased to announce the appointment of Ms. Rula Dajani as its new country director for the United Arab Emirates. Ms. Dajani, who assumed her duties on May 10, will oversee the operations of AMIDEAST’s offices in Abu Dhabi, Dubai, and Sharjah. Under her leadership, AMIDEAST/UAE will continue its extensive portfolio of English language and professional skills training, educational advising and testing, and scholarship program management.

Ms. Dajani brings to AMIDEAST more than 25 years of experience in international development and program management, business development, fundraising, and strategic communications for a number of organizations, including The Johns Hopkins University, the Palestinian Initiative for the Promotion of Global Dialogue and Democracy (Miftah), and the Palestinian Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research.  Most recently, she served as the Strategic Partnerships and Fundraising Advisor for The Welfare Association, an independent, nonprofit organization that provides development and humanitarian assistance to Palestinians in the West Bank, Jerusalem, and the Gaza Strip. 

Ms. Dajani holds a bachelor’s degree in English literature from Bir Zeit University and a master’s degree in public administration and international development from George Mason University.