Husam El Nounou is co-founder of the Palestinian Non-Governmental Organizations Network (PNGO) and its first coordinator. For 18 years, he served as Director of Public Relations at the Gaza Community Mental Health Programme, a Palestinian non-profit organization, and has been its Deputy Director General for Administration for the last year. Mr. El Nounou has a BA in Linguistics and a Post Graduate Diploma in Translation (Arabic – English) from Bir Zeit University in the West Bank. The British NGO Responding to Conflict trained him in conflict transformation. He is a member of The Palestinian Resource Group on Conflict Transformation and a trainer in the field.