Our Staff

Our Staff

Dr. Bettina Marx


Dr. Bettina Marx  is the director of the HBS office in Ramallah since September 2015, she is a German journalist with extensive experience working in the Middle East. For more information please press on profile.

Nadeen Karkar

Head of Finance & Administration

Nadeen Karkar joined the Heinrich Boell Foundation team in April 2006 as the Financial Coordinator, and she is currently the Head of Finance & Administration. She holds a BA degree in accounting from Birzeit University, before joining the hbf Nadeen worked as a senior accountant in the Palestinian NGO Women's Affair Technical Committee in Ramallah. Nadeen.karkar@ps.boell.org

Suzan Awwad Abutteen

Administrative Coordinator & Webmaster

Suzan Awwad Abutteen is the Administrative Coordinator & Webmaster of the office and joined the team in April 2008. She graduated from the University of Birzeit with a degree in English language and literature in 2003. Previously Suzan worked for five years as an Administrative Assistant at Bisan Center for Research and Development.  Suzan.Awwad@ps.boell.org

A Space for new Ideas, Discussions and Exchange


The hbs Palestine/ Jordan office in Ramallah opens the doors to its new rooftop conference room. We invite activist groups and NGOs, who share the values of the Heinrich-Böll-Foundation, to use the meeting room free of charge. It provides space for around 35 people and includes the possibility to project presentations or films.  It has a wonderful, wide view from Ramallah to Jerusalem.

To schedule meetings or acquire further information, please send an e-mail to info@ps.boell.org or call + 972 2 296 1121
The room is available during our office hours from Saturday to Thursday from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm.
In exceptional cases and with prior agreement meetings are possible outside of the office hours. 

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hbs Brochure


The hbs office in Ramallah opened in 1999. It currently operates as a regional office with responsibility for Palestine and Jordan. The activities of hbs are guided by the fundamental political values of universal human rights, ecology, democracy, solidarity, and non-violence. The hbs office Ramallah is working in close partnership with currently more than 20 local partner organizations in Gaza, East Jerusalem, the West Bank, and Jordan.

View the Dossier on Boell.de

Green Economy is a source of both hope and controversy. For some, it points the way out of permanent environmental and economic crises and promises to reconcile – a long cherished Utopia – ecology and economics. It fosters the hope that we can hang on to our current high standard of material prosperity.

On 2nd October 2017, we celebrated with all our partners and friends the closing of our EU funded project "Advancing the Rights of Vulnerable Palestinian Women and Children in East Jerusalem"

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