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MA’AN Development Center

MA’AN Development Center is an independent Palestinian development and training institution established in January,1989, registered by law as a non-profit organization. The main office is located in Ramallah and the four branch offices are located in Gaza, Khan Younis, Tulkarem and Jenin,. MA’AN’s work is informed by the necessity of creating independent, self-reliant initiatives that lead to the development of human resources for sustainable development, which incorporate values of self-sufficiency and self-empowerment.

MA’AN’s Mission
To partner and work hand in hand with Palestinian NGOs, Community Based organizations, committees and grassroots groups in the poorest and most marginalized areas to improve the quality of their lives and empower them to take a lead in developing their communities and achieving self reliance, steadfastness and sustainable development based on freedom, participation equity & equality, respect for human rights, democracy, and social justice through achieving the following five goals:
Improving the food security situation of the poorest and most marginalized sectors of the Palestinian society at the family & community level
To develop and enhance the capacities of the Palestinian NGOs, CBOs and grassroots organizations to be able to fulfill their missions and goals so as to contribute to building a Palestinian civil and democratic society based on political pluralism and respect of human rights
To enhance community development and decrease poverty in rural and the most disadvantaged area
To protect and develop the Palestinian environment
To raise awareness and advocate for and with the Palestinian community on their national rights at the local, national, and international level