e-mediat/ Jordan team

Rami Al Karmi - CEO of Shabakat Al Ordon - Program Influencer

Rami is a serial entrepreneur having founded his first business at 19 years old, he was selected as one of 13 Jordanian delegates to attend the US Presidential Summit on Entrepreneurship in Washington DC on April 2010.

Rami is an Electrical Engineer with over 13 years of experience in executive management, and strategic alignment of formulated visions with effective use of digital means and technology applications. He is the chairman of evolve plus a boutique strategy firm he founded in 2009 to support next generation ventures that have a regional footprint and global reach. After serving in an Advisory capacity reporting to H.E. the Minister of Health, Country Manager, and Managing Director, and Chief Technology Officer at a number of prominent technology based ventures, leaving an evident foot print across each of them, like for example the knowledge server he built back in 1998 which since then has been the engine behind the famous Arabic news portal aljazeera.net and was the first live TV online streaming implementation in the Arabic region. In addition to his efforts with entrepreneurial ventures, he currently serves as member of the board of trustees of Elia Nuqul Foundation, and a member of the educational board of directors at Al Raed Al Arabi School.
Rami is also a pioneer in applying for-profit business models in non-for-profit NGOs and social enterprises, his work as CEO of SHABAKAT Al Ordon - which is a Jordanian non-for-profit launched by His Majesty King Abdullah II in year 2002 that merged in 2010 with the Brazilian-Headquartered NGO CDI (change through digital inclusion) to form a global digital inclusion program through what is believed to be the first non-for-profit take-over exit in history, where post-merger SHABAKAT becomes CDI Arabic Region – is now a case study taught to Civil Society Organizations in the MEPI funded MEET US CSO Exec Program at UCSD’s Rady School of Business.

 Nermeen Obeidat - Country Program Director

Nermeen Obeidat is a communications consultant with experience in political/government communications, media relations management, public campaigning and advocacy. She worked as a communications and media relations consultant to ministers of social development, public sector reform, and justice in Jordan, offering a perspective on ways and means to communicate public policies on issues related to poverty and unemployment, youth, public sector development, and legal education. In her (12) years of experience in Jordan and the MENA region, Nermeen ran communications departments, developed and implemented communications strategies, managed production of media materials, promotional publications and public awareness campaigns. She has trained government officials, judges, civil society, and media representatives.

Ms. Obeidat obtains a BA in architecture from the University of Jordan in addition to an MA in Political Communications from Goldsmiths, University of London in the United Kingdom. She completed an Executive Programs entitled "Women and Power: Leadership in a New World" at Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University in the Unites States of America.

Diana Al Mallahi - Country Program Coordinator

Ms. Diana Al- Mallahi received a B.S degree in computer engineering from the Jordanian Princess Sumaya University for Technology in the year 2007 with excellence degree.

Following this, she worked as a training facilitator/instructor in a Jordanian training center with recognizable affiliation relations with UNRWA in November of 2008. Roles and responsibilities included but were not limited to train Palestinian refugee students to get their diploma, and enable them to join the workforce or complete their studies in mainstream universities.

In December 2009, Ms. Mallahi joined the "Women In Technology" Program in December 2009, aiming to fulfill women rights to get involved in the community as qualified workforce members in different domains, regardless of their social background, and financial capacities.

Currently, Ms. Mallahi works with the e-mediat program on new media as a training coordinator and aims to enable civil society organizations to perform their roles effectively in building and advancing communities and boost their successes through the new media.