About us

Sustainable Change for Development (SCD) is a Palestinian non-profit NGO founded in 2019 by social activists dedicated to promoting democratization, development, and peace in the State of Palestine. SCD’s interventions foster mutual understanding and collaboration, aiming to build a productive, healthy foundation for an effective state.

SCD’s mission centers on reinforcing democratic values, supporting state-building initiatives, engaging in environmental action, empowering youth and women, and cultivating a culture of peace. The organization acts as a catalyst for non-violent communication within Palestinian society and among stakeholders. Additionally, SCD supports grassroots movements in achieving their social and political goals, ultimately striving to reduce violence in the Palestinian refugee camps.



Raising Awareness

Raising awareness of civil laws, democratic practice and governance.


Youth and women empowerment in decision-making.

Building Unity and Tolerance in Palestine

Strengthening civil peace, national identity and citizenship, peaceful dialogue, and political tolerance among the various segments of social and political community.

Building a Sustainable Environment

Building a clean and sustainable environment where citizens can adopt sustainable practices to meet their needs without jeopardizing the future generation from meeting their needs of natural resources.

Empowering Palestinians for Peaceful Living

Enhancing the capacity of the Palestinians, especially women and youth, in conflict resolution and peacebuilding towards a quality living standard.

Palestinians' Rights Awareness for Empowerment

Raising Palestinians awareness of their civil, political, social, economic, and environmental rights.


With the expertise of Palestinian practitioners, scholars, experts, and academics SCD aims to encourage youth and women to participate in decision-making processes by creating unique opportunities where they can contribute to the promotion and advancement of key sectors in Palestine such as governance, planning, environment and economy, In addition to empowering youth and women, the project envisions Palestine as an independent, peaceful, environmentally clean, democratic, secular, and prosperous state.


SDC works to achieve social justice, freedom, and national independence. 

SCD Team

The dedicated SCD team is the secret of the organization’s success. Each member contributes their talents and hard work towards achieving SCD’s objectives, fostering a positive and productive work environment.

Board members of SCD:

Sanad Hamed Hamdan

Vice chairman

Muhamad Haitham Shafei


Halima Dawoud Abu Ayash

General Secretary

Nadia Taiseer Dwikat


Abdelrahman Salim al Amara


Jumana Muhamad Musmar


Yousef Abdullah Abdelqader

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