Mohammed Tawfiq Obidallah was born in Beit-Jalla, Palestine, and raised in Battir, an ancient village located four kilometers from Bethlehem to the southeast, and Jerusalem to the northeast. In the year 2002, he married his German wife and they have two lovely children: Muain and Hanaa. In the same year, he also obtained his B.Sc. degree in biology from the College of Science from the University of Hebron, and then moved to Germany. He attended a two-year international Master’s Degree program in Environmental Sciences at the University of Cologne and successfully obtained his degree there in the year 2006. During his study at the graduate level, he researched and worked on a master’s thesis entitled “The Middle East Hydro-Political Crisis: The Case of Palestine and Israel.” In July 2008, he was awarded a scholarship from the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) for his double Master’s degree in Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM) for Arab and German Young Professionals, which is offered jointly by the University of Jordan and Cologne University of Applied Sciences. He currently lives between Jordan and the West Bank and his goal is to raise awareness on water issues in the Middle East and by doing so contribute to security and peace.
Sector: Non-Profit and NGO
Main Pillar: Education
Areas of Expertise: Sustainable Development and Global Health
Country of Origin: State of Palestine
City of Residency: Bethlehem, State of Palestine