Cooperation with Palestinian partners is key to building lasting peace and development across the region. As an organization based in the northern Negev, AJEEC-NISPED has decided to focus on the neighboring Hebron Hills region of the southern West Bank. At the end of 2017, AJEEC-NISPED and partner the Green Land Society for Health Development of Hebron concluded “E-Waste in the Southern West Bank”, a multifaceted three-year initiative funded by the EU and the Embassy of Finland to analyze and propose solutions to the health, economic, and environmental challenges posed by unregulated disposal of electronic waste in the region. The project reached policymakers and the general public on both sides of the Green Line.
Sharing Israel’s successful experience with economic development was a key part of the original mission of NISPED. Over the years, scores of participants from across Africa have come to learn from model’s developed in Israel. This past year, a group came from China for the first time, with 17 guests taking part in a 10-day series of trainings.