Ariel Dloomy, Co-Executive Director of AJEEC-NISPED, has extensive experience in the fields of community development and conflict resolution, and for more than a decade has worked with the Arab Bedouin community of the Negev. He has initiated, developed, and implemented large-scale social and economic development programming within the Bedouin community, as well as with cross-border programs in the Middle East and projects with developing countries.
Ariel is Founding Chairman of the Israeli branch of the Society for International Development (SID), a forum of Israeli governmental, corporate, and non-governmental actors in the field of international aid and development.
Ariel has authored numerous articles on issues of equality between Jews and Arabs in Israel and peace-building in the Middle East. His articles have been published in diverse Israeli, North American, European and even Iraqi publications.
In 2010, Ariel won the JDC Ashalim prize for Excellence in Working with At-Risk Children and Youth in the Negev Bedouin community.
He is an alumnus of the School of Oriental and African Studies at the University of London as well as of the U.S. State Department’s Middle East Partnership Initiative (MEPI). Ariel is fluent in Hebrew, English and Arabic.