Challenge An Organisation for Conflict Transformation

National Network

8 Mevo Yoram st.
Jerusalem 9234608

E-Mail (2)
Organisation Type
Non-Governmental Organization
Year of Establishment
Fields of Activity
  1. Democracy and community development
  2. Gender
  3. Heritage
  4. Human rights
  5. International/Cultural relations
  6. Media
  7. Others
  8. Religion
  9. Research
  10. Youth and education
General Information

Structure: Challenge has a Board of Directors and a Secretariat that oversee the work of the General Manager. We also have an International Advisory Board composed by leading members of the Conflict Transformation community both from the academy and the field. Currently we have only one part-time employee. Budget: Our financial turnover in 2016 was 40,000 U$D. So far our sources of funding were philantropic foundations. To them we are adding revenue-producing projects such as courses and trainings. Modalities of action: we have three main classes of projects: a) courses and trainings; b) workshops and on-the-ground interventons and c) conferences and round-tables Main partners involved: we have a wide number of volunteers and colleages with whom we constantly cooperate. we also are committed to conducting programs in partnership with other organizations.

Mission and Objectives

Challenge promotes creative thinking and action to deal with the conflicts and tensions in the Israeli society in a non-violent manner. Challenge's goals are: • To promote a more egalitarian and tolerant Israeli society; • To reduce the levels of violence in the Israeli society by enhancing Israeli citizens' capabilities; • To raise awareness to the developments in the field of conflict transformation. According to our approach, a conflict is a situation of colliding strategies. Conflicts might be the source of enriching energies or create unnecessary suffering. We have at our disposal methodological tools that allow us to deal with every conflict in a creative way. Not in order to cancel different voices or subsume persons or groups, but on the contrary to create a rich harmony instead of the violent cacophony that exists today in our society. A harmony in which everyone's unique identity can reach full expression. By transforming Israel’s internal and external conflicts we will contribute to the creation of a society that is inclusive towards all its members. A society sustainably integrated in its international environment. As a civilian NGO Challenge behaves in a substantive impartial way and aims to become a model for the whole Israeli society

Main Projects / Activities

We conduct trainings in different methodological tools for conflict transformation. We employ those tools ourselves also through workshops and long-term interventions with different target-groups. We organize conferences and events to promote a richer public debate sheding light into the complexities and opportuinites in  reality. 

How can you contribute to the Network in your country?

by employing the Conflict Transformation approach and tools we can contribute to the manner in which different target-groups (and society in general) understand conflicts and be better prepared to engage with them in a more creative and less violent manner.

Why do you want to join the ALF Network?

We are committed to cooperate with as many organizations and networks as possible, in order to create bigger synergy and impact that we could create on our own. 

Contact (1) Full Name
Mario Schejtman
Job Title
General Manager
Head of the organisation
Mario Schejtman