Negev Institute for Strategies of Peace and Development (NISPED) is an educational and training institute that initiates and conducts projects in the areas of socio-economic development and peace. Its focus is on civil society: the voluntary, people-centred, non-governmental groups and organisations concerned with conflict-resolution and the advance of sustainable human development.
NISPED focuses on societies undergoing transformation. It works with societies moving from conflict to conflict resolution, from dictatorship to democracy, from poverty and dependence to selfhood and autonomy, from societies with disenfranchised minorities to societies that extend full human and civil rights to all, and with societies that work toward sustainable human development. It works internationally with developing countries, regionally with Palestinian territories and other countries in the Middle-East, and in Israel, focusing on cooperation between Jewish and Palestinian-Arab citizens of Israel.
NISPED aims to support and encourage peace making efforts, on the grassroots, people-to-people level, through the joint design and implementation of courses and projects with Palestinian and Arab neighbours. It continues to seek out for partners in the Middle East to work on enhancing dialogue, co-existence, mutual respect, joint economic work, and non-violence.
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