Why do we run this program?

Locally-led approaches to peacebuilding, particularly those that address the intersection of social justice, conflict, climate change, and the environment, can have a positive impact on affected communities, but are challenging at the same time. We aim to foster exchange and shared learning among organizations and individuals working on similar challenges.

What are our goals?

We seek to promote locally-led approaches in Israel that address the nexus of conflict, social justice, climate change, and environmental degradation. Our program aims to strengthen the peacebuilding capacity of local organizations and individuals in this field, enabling them to implement projects based on the needs of their communities. We believe that exchanges with other organizations and individuals working in the same field and potentially facing similar challenges can contribute to an enhanced learning experience and lasting impact on the participating organizations.
At the same time, we aim to learn from and with our partners: we want to better understand the needs of implementing organizations on the ground and how funding institutions can get involved so that locally led approaches and actors can be meaningfully supported.

How does the program work?

The implementation of the projects started in 2022. Detailed information on the individual projects, their logic, and their goals can be found in the individual descriptions.
The work in the project teams is complemented by networking activities and exchanges organized by the Robert Bosch Stiftung and tailored to the needs of the institutions and individuals involved.

Where does the program take place?

We support projects, institutions, and individuals in Israel that address the nexus of climate change, environmental degradation, conflict, and social justice, and their impact on local communities.

Who organizes and supports the program?

The program is funded and implemented by the Robert Bosch Stiftung.