Amal Abualhawa holds a BA degree in Architecture and a Master degree in Archeology and Islamic Architecture, in addition to a professional Diploma in Projects Management. She has held several senior positions, starting her career with the Old City of Jerusalem Revitalization programme (OCJRP)- Welfare Association, as a conservation architect. Then she became “Conservation Unit Manager” for OCJRP, and Training Coordinator for Jerusalem Institute. In 2014, Amal joined UNDP, where she has managed the Development of Cultural Tourism Programme in Palestine, and then she became the Manager for Jerusalem housing Project at UNDP. In 2017, Amal rejoined Taawon, where she leads and directs the Jerusalem Old Cities Revitalization Programme.
Amal has been selected by the World Heritage Center-UNESCO in 2012 to provide technical advice to the Arab States on issues related to heritage conservation, management and World Heritage procedures, and previously worked as “Specialized Consultant” to UNESCO Iraq Office.