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Salma Nims appointed as JNCW secretary general

By JT - May 20,2014 - Last updated at May 20,2014

AMMAN — HRH Princess Basma, chairperson of the Jordanian National Commission for Women (JNCW), has appointed Salma Nims as secretary general of the JNCW.

Nims takes over from Asma Khader, who has been appointed as a member of the Independent Elections Commission, according to statement sent to The Jordan Times.

Nims holds a PhD in development planning and a MSc in sustainable development from University College London, University of London.

Since 2004, she has been providing professional development and gender consultancy services to several government and international organisations, the statement said.

At the time of its establishment in 1992, the JNCW secretariat was directed by Lamis Nassir, who was succeeded by Hiyam Kalimat.

Amal Sabbagh was the first to be appointed as secretary general, followed by Khader.

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