Mr. Abdou is an environmental and development expert with more than 16 years of experience in the fields of environmental management, climate change, solid waste management, wastewater re-use, irrigation, and community development. He is a researcher under Graduate Program/Master, Environmental and Water Sciences at An-Najah National University and a graduate of An Najah National University with a bachelor degree in “Agriculture Engineering” followed by an advanced one-year professional training in “International Leadership Training, Managing Development in the Environmental Sector Water, Environment and Energy” in Germany.
He is currently the In-Country Facilitator for the NDC Partnership in Palestine. Prior to this, he served in several positions related to development, environment, sustainable energy, disaster management, climate change, and wastewater and solid waste re-use. He served as a project manager/project coordinator for many development projects aiming at producing sustainable energy and reducing climate change impacts with governmental and international and local non-governmental organizations, such as World Vision International-Jerusalem and West Bank, and ACTED. He was also the project coordinator for the Resilience Livelihoods Program in Palestine (Disaster Risk Reduction and Climate Change Adaptation) funded by Department of International Development. He also served as the Community Development Expert/Trainer for “Empowering Jerusalem Women" in the suburbs of Jerusalem project, implemented through the YMCA-Jerusalem, in partnership with the Welfare Association and funded by the Arab Fund for Economic and Social Development under the management of the Islamic Development Bank.