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Other Partners

Side by side with the core institutions taking part in the Center, other partners are integral team members in it: the Municipality of Haifa, amd two NGOs: NATAN International Humanitarian Aid, and the Israeli School of Humanitarian Aid. These partners help develop needs assessments, research agendas, and serve as Beta sites. 

Municipality of Haifa

Being the home municipality of two of the core institutions of the Center, and considering it's vast experience with emergency situations - missiles attacks, as well as big fire events, the municipality of Haifa is a natural partner of the Center.

Specifically involved are: Yair Zilberman: director of the Safety and Emergency Department, Israel Ben Shalom: Director, Bureau of Municipal corporations of Haifa (i.e. fire, sewage, water, environment, metro, development), Meira Kiperman, director of Social Work and Welfare Department, Rivi Shani - head of the Psychological Services, Dorit Bar David - head of Family Department & Center for Treatment & Prevention of Domestic Violence, and Michal Dvir - CIO (Chief Information Officer).

NATAN Worldwide Disaster Relief

NATAN Worldwide Disaster Relief is as an all-volunteer Israeli aid organization with 17 years of experience in global operations. NATAN's missions include disaster relief and recovery, emergency dental care for underprivileged populations, and medical and psychosocial aid for refugees fleeing areas of strife around the globe. The organization’s goal is to help survivors of natural and human-made disaster rebuild their lives with dignity, wherever they may be. NATAN’s team of 850 experienced professional volunteers include medical doctors, nurses, dentists, mental health workers, social workers, logistics experts, and teachers, all prepared to deploy at a moment’s notice. NATAN’s model of small, multidisciplinary teams enables rapid deployment, able to arrive on the scene within 72 hours of an event. NATAN is collaborative in nature, working together with international NGOs and local communities throughout the world. NATAN was founded in 2004, inspired by the Israeli humanitarian activist Abie Nathan.

Daniel (Danny) Kahn - Chair

The Israeli School of Humanitarian Aid

Since its founding, Israeli aid agencies – both Civil and Governmental - have acquired vast, world-class knowledge and experience in needs assessment, partnership development and aid delivery. Till now, this rich knowledge and experience has been randomly applied.

The Israeli School of Humanitarian Aid believe that Israel's untapped potential must be taken forward to consolidate, optimize and expand.

Moreover, new international standards based on the experience and insights in disasters like those of Haiti and Fukushima disasters require standardization within the Israeli context.

The Israeli School of Humanitarian Aid has been established in 2016 within Eco-Encounter Study Institute to contribute to the consolidation and growth of Israeli Humanitarian Aid for these purposes. The school’s objectives are:

  1. 1. Train and consult to groups and organizations.
  2. 2. Create a framework for collaboration, study, research and new thinking.
  3. 3. Elevate awareness and consciousness of Humanitarian Aid amongst young people and professionals in relevant fields, and through influencing Israeli policy makers.
  4. 4. Create a hub for local and international relationships with organizations, academic institutes and leading actors in the field.

Einav Levi - founder and manager