Wed, 07 Jun 2023

BERLIN, GERMANY / ACCESSWIRE / May 25, 2023 / Israeli organization 'Tech2Peace' is one of ten global grassroots initiatives recognized by the prestigious Intercultural Innovation Hub, a joint initiative of the United Nations Alliance of Civilizations (UNAOC) and the BMW Group, implemented with the support of Accenture, during a ceremony held in Berlin, Germany.

Selected for its project 'A New Reality: Israelis and Palestinians Innovating Together', Tech2Peace fosters dialogue by promoting collaborative innovation between Israelis and Palestinians while creating economic opportunities for young people. Through intensive 12-day workshops, the initiative brings together young people from both countries, combining technical learning and entrepreneurial training with intercultural and interfaith dialogue. Participants are then engaged to become leaders in their respective communities, creating fertile ground for cooperation and trust needed to advance peace in the region.

'Young people around the world are devising and innovating ways to build peace. The recognition and support of initiatives such as the Intercultural Innovation Hub reaffirms the significant value and contribution of youth in building and sustaining peaceful and inclusive societies,' said Hela Lahar, CEO of Tech2Peace.

Every year, the Intercultural Innovation Hub supports grassroots initiatives that promote intercultural dialogue and understanding, thereby contributing to peace, cultural diversity, and more inclusive societies. This year, the Ceremony was chaired by Mr. Miguel Ángel Moratinos, United Nations Under-Secretary-General and the High Representative for UNAOC, and Ms. Ilka Horstmeier, Member of the Board of Management of BMW AG People and Real Estate, Labour Relations Director.

Through the Intercultural Innovation Hub, Tech2Peace will receive a financial grant, as well as one year of capacity-building and mentorship support from UNAOC, the BMW Group, and Accenture to help strengthen the 'A New Reality: Israelis and Palestinians Innovating Together' project and its contribution towards a more inclusive society. This model of collaboration between the United Nations and the private sector creates a more profound impact, as partners provide their respective expertise to ensure the sustainable growth of each supported project.

Learn more about the project:

Media Inquiries:

- Milena Pighi, Head of Corporate Social Responsibility, BMW Group,
- Alessandro Girola, Programming Coordinator, UNAOC,

SOURCE: United Nations Alliance of Civilizations (UNAOC)

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