GR 2397 Resources - Socio-Economic Development Plan for Nege...

GR 2397 Resources - Socio-Economic Development Plan for Negev Bedouin

April 26, 2017

On February 12th, the Government of Israel approved Resolution 2397, a new Socio-Economic Development Plan for Negev Bedouin. (View a Task Force brief on the plan here). This is the second five-year economic development plan for Negev Bedouin and, at NIS 3 billion, the largest ever developed for the community. If implemented successfully, the plan stands to be a game changer for the society.  What are the challenges to successful implementation? How does the plan affect or address the ongoing dispute about land regulation, the most sensitive issues between the Bedouin society and the state?

For the first call in the series, Yariv Man,Senior Division Manager of the Directorate for Economic and Community Development of Negev Bedouin at the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development,  presented on the plan's goals and specific provisions.  To access the Ministry's PowerPoint click here or on the image below:

For the second call, Kher Albaz and Ariel Dloomy, Co-Executive Directors of AJEEC-NISPED, the largest Jewish-Arab NGO in the Negev, joined Task Force members to discuss how the plan is being received in the Bedouin community. View the video below to listen to their presentation:

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