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- Democracy and community development
NISPED's mission is the promotion of peace and development, focusing on the centrality of the civil society. NISPED serves as a center for education, training and project development for societies in transition: • From conflict to conflict resolution • From oppressive systems of governance to democracies with human rights • From poverty and dependence to social and economic advance • From minority exclusion to minority inclusion NISPED includes three major divisions: • AJEEC – The Arab-Jewish Center for Equality, Empowerment and Cooperation which focuses on the Arab citizens of Israel and Jewish-Arab relations. • NISPED Middle East – through people to people processes, the division focuses on conflict resolution, economic empowerment and education for peace in the Middle East. • NISPED Cooperative Development – focuses on sustainable human development, economic empowerment and the promotion and development of cooperatives in Israel and developing countries.
NISPED's Arab Jewish Center for Equality, Empowerment and Cooperation (AJEEC) works with Jewish and Arab populations to create a more just Israel in which both populations will enjoy equal civil and human rights. AJEEC works in four fields running tens of projects: Community Empowerment, Economic Development, Health Promotion, and Arab-Jewish Cooperation. Examples include the Arab Bedouin Volunteer Center (700 volunteers), Parents as Partners – Mother led quality day care, Early Childhood Resource and Training Center, the Community Health Promotion Program for Arab Bedouin Women and Children, and the Arab-Jewish Volunteer year Program .
NISPED-AJEEC has more than a decade of experience in Israel working in the ALF network's fields. We believe that we will be able to contribute our experience, knowledge and connections to the Network in our country.
The ALF network's main purpose, namely promoting, mutual respect between cultures is a perfect match with NISPED-AJEEC's main purpose and mission and we believe that we can contribute to the network's activities and the network can also contribute to helping us achieve our goals.