The Board of Trustees of ACCD

The Board of Trustees of ACCD



The Board of Trustees is the supreme authority of ACCD that serves for a term of three years renewable by HRH Prince Talal Bin Abdel Aziz, the President of ACCD. The Board meets once a year, and the meetings are chaired by the President or his representative.

Terms of Reference of the Board of Trustees: 

- Election of the Chairman of the Board of Trustees.

- Approval of policies and regulations that guide the work of the Council.

- Discussion and approval of the annual report and its recommendations.

- Approval of financial and administrative regulations that govern the work of the General Secretariat, as well as discussion and adoption of the changes and amendments required to these regulations as submitted by the Secretary-General to the Board of Trustees.

- Discussion and approval of the Council's work program and budget as well as the approval of the Action Plan for, periods not exceeding 4 years.

- Assigning the Council's comptroller, as nominated by the President, and whose report shall be discussed and approved every year.

- The decision-making in the Board shall be in consultation with and full understanding among the members with full weighting view of the Chairman of the Council in the case of differences of opinion.

- The Board of Trustees meets once a year at the invitation of the Board Chairman, who may call for meetings more than once if necessary.


The Board of Trustees of ACCD (2013 -2015)

The Chairman of the Board:

HRH Prince Talal Bin Abdul Aziz

Members of the Board (alphabetical order)

H.E. Dr. Faeqa Al Saleh

Minister of Social Development - Kingdom of Bahrain

Ms. Ghada Al-Dhakheel

Human Development Expert

(Childhood development - Women Empowerment)

Projects Department 

Arab Gulf Programme for Development (AGFUND) 

Dr. Ghada Gholam

Ex-Officer in Charge of UNESCO Cairo Office

Senior Education Specialist 

Mr. Ghanem Bebei

Expert in the Field of Childhood

Dr. Hassan Al Bilawi

Secretary General

Arab Council for Childhood and Development (ACCD)

Mr. Jibrin El-Jibrin

Director of Projects 

 Arab Gulf Programme for Development (AGFUND)

Eng. Nabil Samuel

Expert in the Field of Human Development

(Vice Chairman of the Board)

Dr. Nahla Kahwagi

Professor of Childhood Studies

King Abdul Aziz University

Mr. Nasser Al-Kahtany

Executive Manager

Arab Gulf Programme for Development (AGFUND) 

Dr. Sima Bahous

Assistant Secretary General

Assistant Adminstrator and Regional Director

Regional Bureau of Arab States - UNDP