Negev Institute for Strategies
of Peace and Development (NISPED)
NISPED was the original part of the organization; AJEEC grew out of it later as a new initiative. Today, its role is to work with international development, conducting training courses and advancing regional and international initiatives involving community resilience, leadership development and conflict resolution.
A direct correlation exists between communities’ socio-economic prosperity, peace-building and conflict resolution. Societies that live in peace and have good neighborly relations increase their chances for socioeconomic prosperity. Societies in which the majority of people live with adequate socio economic security will have greater levels of intra-community and cross-community peace.
NISPED focuses its work on communities in transition, emphasizing civil society and a people to people approach.