Amjad Shawa is the director of the Palestinian Non-Governmental Organizations Network (PNGO) in Gaza strip since 1999. He has been working as a part-time correspondent for the Jordanian news agency Petra since 1996. Amjad has a B.A. in Business Administration and Marketing and a Master of American Studies. He also has a professional Diploma in teaching deaf children in Gaza. He is a member of The Palestinian Resource Group on Conflict Transformation.