In 1994, Yale World Fellow Gidon Bromberg co-founded EcoPeace, a unique regional organization that brings together Jordanian, Palestinian, and Israeli environmentalists to promote sustainable development and advance peace efforts in the troubled Middle East, and in 1997 led the entry of the organization into Friends of the Earth International. He has spearheaded the advocacy campaigns of the organization both in Israel and internationally and developed the cross border community peace building program “Good Water Neighbors” that is seen as a model for other programs in conflict areas. Bromberg speaks regularly on water, peace, and security issues, including at the UN Commission for Sustainable Development, the US House of Representatives, the European Parliament, and the UN High Level Panel on Security. He is a member of the EastWest Institute’s International Task Force for Preventive Diplomacy. Bromberg was named an ‘Environmental Hero’ by TIME Magazine, and was, with his co-directors, awarded the prestigious Skoll Award for Social Entrepreneurship.
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