Daniel Easterman, CEO / Founder
Palestine Tech Jobs is a for-profit jobs board and
online community aimed at connecting Palestinians in the tech
industry with job opportunities in the UK and other developed
Previously I studied and reported on the Israeli-Palestinian
conflict as both a journalist and academic over several years in the
UK and West Bank.
In 2015 I decided to switch careers to software engineering and web
development, working for a number of startups in London ranging from
restaurant bookings to insurance and fintech.
Ever since then I have been fascinated by how software and
technology can be used as tools to promote change and address
specific economic problems in the Middle East.
One major problem faced by Palestinians is
Over 3,000 engineering and computer science students graduate every
year from major Palestinian universities and yet more than a quarter
of young Palestinians struggle to find a job. In Gaza the situation
is even worse with youth unemployment hitting 61% in the last
quarter of 2019.
Meanwhile, despite the ongoing Covid-19 health crisis, global demand
for software engineering talent is likely to reach new highs in the
very near future. Every major company around the world now relies on
technology to innovate and remote work has become the new normal.
The wider Arabic-speaking world in particular is also set to grow in
importance for both international and regional tech companies alike.
The Arab region as a whole represents a market of 350 million people
with smartphone penetration expected to reach 70% in just a couple
Palestinian knowledge workers are uniquely positioned in terms of
language, cultural understanding and technical skills to build
products and software for this region.
The aim of Palestine Tech Jobs is to provide a platform to connect
and accelerate Palestinian engagement with these emerging
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