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Specialist Topics Governance for Development
Corporate Law
Civil Law
Law & Public Policy
Grief & Trauma
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DIMA JWEIHAN Law & Governance
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Dima Jweihan is the Executive Director of the Middle East and North Africa regional office of the International Center for Not for-Profit Law in Amman, Jordan. Since she joined ICNL, Dima has been engaged in several civil society law reform initiatives in the region, including the reform initiative that led to the adoption of the Decree on Associations No. 88 of 2011; one of the most progressive CSO law in the region. She also works on providing technical assistance to CSOs and public officials, and producing legal research on issues related to civic space. Since she has joined ICNL, Dima’s work covered, Jordan, Tunisia, Egypt and Yemen.

Dima is a graduate of the London School of Economics & Political Sciences, where she specialized in law and Public Policy. Dima received her LLB from the University of Jordan, and is a member in the Jordan Bar Association. Prior to joining ICNL, Dima worked as consultant for the IREX-Jordan media strengthening program, the Jordan Media Institute, and the King Hussein Information and Research Center. Before that she worked as an attorney for Karajah & Associates Law Firm.

Dima enjoys working with people to make a change, specifically, she is passionate about helping women efforts in changing their status quo. Dima is a single mom of two boys, and has a lot to share from her experience in grief and resilience during and post trauma.

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