General Assembly :
ARIJ enjoys the services of 21 professionals who constitute the General Assembly of the institution. Their specializations vary from engineering, history, psychology, economy, science and more. They provide ARIJ administration with policy guidelines and strategic guidance.
Administrative Committee (2007):
Each year the General Assembly elects an Administrative Committee. This is essential to inject new blood, which will be capable of providing proper policy guidance for ARIJ's future developments.
ARIJ enjoys the experience of 59 employees, out of which, 22 are females. ARIJ staff is expert in different fields of natural resources, land use, agriculture, biodiversity, environment, administration and finance, IT and management and planning. They have diverse and varying levels of education, ranging from Diplomas, Bachelor Degrees, Masters Degrees and PhDs and Post PhDs.
Mission and Objectives:
-promote sustainable development in the occupied Palestinian Territories and the self-reliance of the Palestinian people through greater control over their natural resources, augmenting the local stock of scientific and technical knowledge, as well as advising more efficient methods of resource utilization, conservation, improved practices, and appropriate technologies.
-actively contribute in finding answers to the community and its environmental problems.
-achieve socio-economic development through providing better access to food, as well as better management and utilization over land, water, and other natural resources.
-improve access to resources and participation in the decision making at all levels.
-provide technological and scientific knowledge, skills, and facilities which are needed by the community.
-assist in the identification and understanding of community problems that could be assisted by science and technology.
-enhance the collaboration between the different institutions working in land use, agriculture, water, environment, and natural resources management.
1.Improving Plant Production to Enhance Household
Food Security in Marginalized Communities in Bethlehem Governorate.
2.Monitoring Israeli Colonizing Activities in the Palestinian West Bank & Gaza.
3.Policy Tools towards sustainable land use and urban environmental management at municipal level under a transitional political context.
4.Improving Plant Production to enhance Food Security of Farming communities in Rural areas of Bethlehem Governorate.
5.The Future of the Dead Sea Basin.
6.Impact of Urbanization on Land Use and Local Communities in the West Bank.
7.An Institutional Support Program
Funded by:Swiss Development cooperation(SDC).
8.The Conservation and Sustainable Use of Dryland Agrobiodiversity of the Palestinian Authority
9.Activated Sludge Filtration System for Wastewater Treatment in the West Bank .
10.Water Harvesting and Wastewater Reuse towards Developing Water Resources and Improving Food Security in Bethlehem and Hebron Governorate
11.Environmental Sustainability for a better life
"An integrated Approach for Localizing Agenda 21 in the Bethlehem District"
Funded by the EU Life Programme.
12.Update of the Palestinian Environmental Information System