Dr Salma Nims
Secretary-General, Jordanian National
Commission for Women
Secretary-General of the Jordanian National Commission for Women since 2014. She has 20 years’ experience in the areas of Gender and development and has been an activist for Women Rights since the early 1990s. Dr. Nims holds a PhD. in Development Planning (2004) and a MSc. in Sustainable Development (1998) from University College London, University of London. Since 2004, she provided professional development and gender consultancy services to several government and international organisations. Those included: the Ministry of Planning and International Cooperation, Ministry of Social Development, Ministry of Education, UNDP, UNWomen, UNFPA, UNICEF and CIDA. She was previously the Executive Director of “Taqaddam” Platform, a social movement aiming at building a positive discourse towards reform and change in Jordan.
Dr. Nims served as a member of the Advisory Group to the High-Level Task Force on Financing for Gender Equality for the United Nations. She sits on the Inter-Ministerial Committee for Women Empowerment and co-chairs the “National Committee on Pay Equity” with the SG of the Ministry of Labour and the “Gender Partners Coordination Group” with the EU Ambassador to Jordan and UN Women Representative in Jordan. She serves on the executive boards of the Arab Women Organisation, Higher Population Council and Taqaddam Platform. In 2019, Dr. Nims received Said Foundation Outstanding Achievement Prize, which is awarded to individuals judged to have contributed significantly to the development of the region.