Seeds of Peace inspires and equips new generations of leaders from regions of conflict with the relationships, understanding, and skills needed to advance lasting peace.
From 46 American, Egyptian, Israeli and Palestinian teenagers in 1993, it has expanded its programming to include young leaders (“Seeds”) from across the Middle East, South Asia, Cyprus and the Balkans. Its leadership network now encompasses over 5,000 Seeds. Currently, it is actively working in the Middle East, South Asia, and the United States.
In the Middle East, Seeds of Peace began by bringing together 46 Israelis, Palestinians, and Egyptians in 1993. Now, two decades later, over 3,000 young leaders and several hundred educators from the Middle East have graduated from its International Camp, including delegates from Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait, Morocco, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Tunisia, and Yemen.
Seeds of Peace now works primarily with young Egyptian, Israeli, Jordanian, and Palestinian leaders. The program begins at International Camp and continues with year-round local programs focused on the capacities leaders need most to be effective peace-builders. Seeds of Peace offers more targeted programs and advanced skills training as alumni move into their university years and begin their careers, leveraging their unique relationships, understanding, and skills to shift the landscape of conflict and peace in the Middle East.