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Community Cooperation in Israel-Palestine. Renewable Energy in Small West Bank villages


Thanks to the generosity of the Atkin Foundation, ICSR offers young leaders from Israel and the Arab world the opportunity to come to London for a period of four months, producing a research paper as the result of their work. The purpose of the fellowship is to provide young leaders from Israel and the Arab world with an opportunity to develop their ideas on how to further peace and understanding in the Middle East through research, debate and constructive dialogue in a neutral political environment.

Mohammad Al Azraq, ICSR’s Winter Atkin Fellow for 2011, used his time in London to examine how successful renewable energy projects can encourage ‘bottom-up’ peace initiatives by encouraging people from opposing sides to work together to install much needed energy sources in small West Bank villages.