The Rotary Club of Sydney
Hybrid meeting - Attend the luncheon at the Castlereagh Boutique Hotel or via Zoom.
November 8, 2022
12:30 - 14:00 AEDT
Promoting peace is one of Rotary’s Seven Areas of Focus. The Rotary Club of Sydney’s Peacebuilding Group will host a special club meeting dedicated to peacebuilding efforts in one of the most intractable conflict areas in the world – the Middle East.
Project Rozana is a cross-border, people-to-people peacebuilding project that aims to improve relations between Israelis and Palestinians by focusing on improved health care training and delivery in Gaza and the West Bank. Rotary has already funded a Project Rozana program that has trained 50 Israeli and 50 Palestinian doctors specialising in trauma life support delivering improved patient outcomes through cross-border cooperation, and professional development.
Peacebuilding is moving to a higher level with a recent collaboration between Project Rozana and the Sydney-based Institute for Economics and Peace (IEP). Rotary and IEP already partner to promote Positive Peace. The new initiative will focus on nurses whose training will include IEP’s principles of positive peacebuilding – enhancing mutual respect between Israelis and Palestinians and investing in and building the capacity of Palestinian civil society.
Join us to learn more about the successes – and challenges – of this visionary project.
Ron Finkel AM, founder of Project Rozana,
Rosemary Carrick, Director Strategic Development and Partnerships and
Eliza Harvey, senior broadcast journalist with extensive experience in the Middle East.