EcoPeace Middle East shared its innovative approach to environmentally-focused peace education, which involves workshops for high school students, leadership programs and green entrepreneurship programs. EcoPeace's three co-directors -- one each for Israel, Palestine and Jordan -- spoke about the organization's work, which seeks to unite Israelis, Palestinians and Jordanians around issues of climate change and environmental awareness. One of the co-directors said that EcoPeace supported a movement that goes “beyond borders” and serves as a uniting force for youth throughout the region. EcoPeace hopes to create a network of bottom-up and top-down actors who will work together to pursue peacebuilding through environmental awareness and activism for environmental peacebuilding in the region.
EcoPeace representatives at the seminar were:
Dalit Wolf, Israel Deputy Director
Abdel Sultan, Jordan Programs Manager
Mahmoud Driaat, Palestine Education Coordinator
Gidon Bromberg Co-founder and Israeli Director
Nada Majdalani, Palestinian Director
Dana Abu Taleb, Jordanian Director