Mohammed Abdalfatah

Asfari Foundation Academy Fellow


Mohammed’s research examines the potentials and the role of cities in driving inclusive sustainable development in the Gaza Strip and how cities can bring about innovative genuine solutions to encountered local and national challenges.

Before joining Chatham House and since 2006, Mohammed has been the director of international cooperation at the Municipality of Gaza, where he headed the planning team for the Gaza local development plan 2019-2022.

From 2002-06 he was international relations officer at the Municipality of Gaza and, prior to this, he held positions with UNDP and the Palestinian Ministry of Planning & International Cooperation.

He was a full time visiting research fellow at ICSR non-award research programme in the War Studies Department at King's College London from February-June 2014.

Mohammed holds a post-graduate diploma in Management of Local Development from the International Training Centre, ILO, Turin and earned his BA in Languages from Ain Shams University, Cairo.

Past experience

2006-19 Director of International Cooperation, Municipality of Gaza, Palestine
2014 Visiting Research Fellow, ICSR, Department of War Studies at King's College London
2002-06 International Relations Officer, Municipality of Gaza, Palestine
2001-02 Programme Management Assistant, UNDP/PAPP, Gaza, Palestine
2000-01 Desk Officer in Eastern Europe Dept., Palestinian Ministry of Planning & International Cooperation