Dr. Amer Bani Amer

Dr. Amer Bani Amer is the founder and general director of Al-Hayat Center - Rased, established in Jordan in 2006. Al-Hayat is a pioneer in implementing development programs in Jordan and across the MENA region. The center’s programs focus on legislative reforms through supporting a country’s political, social, and economic systems. Al- Hayat plays a critical role by providing recommendations and technical assistance to legislative and executive authorities, building coalitions, and implementing advocacy campaigns. Additionally, Al-Hayat focuses on activating civic engagement in both the local and national decision-making processes, drafting national legislations, policies, programs, and enhances transparency and accountability within local and national administrations. Since 2007, Al-Hayat has been leading the largest social accountability coalition in Jordan through election monitoring, monitoring elected councils, and the monitoring of government plans, commitments and performance in terms of fulfilling their promises. The ultimate goal of this is to promote citizen engagement in the political process and transparency in Jordan and the MENA region.