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Recreating Local Economies in the Negev

Recreating Local Economies in the Negev

For years, Israel Chemicals Ltd. (ICL) has been a fixture in the Negev, a leading and successful company that employs about 5,000 workers – more than any other employer in the region. In development towns such as Dimona, Yeruham, and Arad, where employment opportunities are scarce, hundreds of families rely on ICL as their only [&hellip

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Posted in: Local Sustainable Economic Development

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Talking “KAMAM” – Local, Sustainable Economic Development

Talking “KAMAM” – Local, Sustainable Economic Development

A few years ago, Local Sustainable Economic Development (LSED), or “Kamam” as it has become known colloquially in Israel, was an academic concept that few had heard of. These days however, it seems that people can’t stop talking about it. Last week more than 400 people took part in the Negev Local Sustainable Economic Development [&hellip

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Project WEALTH: Promoting Local Sustainable Economic Development

Project WEALTH: Promoting Local Sustainable Economic Development

Shatil last week launched project WEALTH, a major, international multi-year project that promotes Local Sustainable Economic Development (LSED) in the Negev and beyond. The kick-off event, a week-long international conference, took place on June 11-15 in Beer Sheva, Mitzpe Ramon, Bethlehem and Jerusalem, together with Shatil’s partners from Portugal, Italy and the Palestinian Authority. This [&hellip

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Leading Bedouin mayors laud women as agents of change

Leading Bedouin mayors laud women as agents of change

November 16th 2010 Israel’s two leading Bedouin mayors last week expressed enthusiasm and support for the thoughtful social change plans of a group of young Bedouin women activists. “I’m very impressed with your projects and I would like to see them implemented in Rahat,” Faiz Abu Sahiban, mayor of Israel’s largest Bedouin town and chair [&hellip

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