Tech2Peace is an independent initiative, created and conducted by a young staff of students and volunteers. Our aim is to run High-Tech and peace-building seminars, focused on creating a lasting positive relationship between young Israelis and Palestinians. We believe that these participants will not only leave as peace activists, but also as potential colleagues with a strong basis for future positive interaction.
To equip the youth of Israeli and Palestinian society with the necessary skills to ensure that their can be greater co-operation and co-existence between Israelis and Palestinians in the future.
Participants will come out of the seminar specialising in Web Building, 3D and Graphic Design or Mobile App Development. Additionally, participants take part in experiential workshops focused on conflict resolution, helping to humanize which helps humanise the conflict on a grassroots level.
Following the completion of the seminar, Tech2Peace participants will not only become peace-building ambassadors, but also have the skills required to take their first steps towards a new-found career in High-Tech.
Tomer's role is mainly coordination , logistics and fundraising . He has experience in managing and fundraising for a variety of NGOs. He also founded and led the first 'Be Free Israel' youth team and served as Director of Fundraising for the 'Green Movement', Israel's main social environmental party.
Involved in peacebuilding in the last 11 years and is the co-director of Yad Beyad, an Israeli-Palestinian dialogue group working in Israel, Palestine and Europe.
At Tech2Peace he's also one of the two dialogue trainers (along with Abeer, his Palestinian partner in Yad Beyad). He is currently doing his PhD. in Middle East History, specializing on the rise of the Islamic party in Turkey , In addition, Uri has five years of experience in the High-Tech sector as a project manager.
Abeer is also the Palestinian Director of Yad Beyad. Prior to Tech2Peace, Abeer has worked in cultural education, youth work and peace education. Abeer also has a master's degree in Israeli Studies.
Jamal is a Tech2Peace Partner, as well as CEO of ANDN. For the past 15 years, Jamal has been heavily involved in the fields of youth work and conflict resolution. Jamal also has degrees in public health administration and social work; with a specialisation in peacebuilding and civil society.
Tamar's fields of expertise include law, entrepreneurship and digital media. She is experienced in tech- acceleration programs and community building, working with government and municipal authorities to build regional economical development based on tech entrepreneurship and an “innovation lab” approach.
Seminar and Logistics Co-ordinator
Omer is primarily responsible for co-ordinating our seminars, and esnuring that they run smoothly! Prior to Tech2Peace, Omer has had experience as a counsellor on peace-related programmes, and is very involved with the social impact organisation LEAD. Additionally, Omer is currently a full-time medical student at Ben Gurion University.
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