Conference Call: NIS 3 Billion, Five-Year Plan for Negev Bed...
Conference Call: NIS 3 Billion, Five-Year Plan for Negev BedouinApr 5, 2017 12:00pm
Government Resolution 2397
Socio-Economic Development Plan for Negev Bedouin: 2017-2021
Senior Division Manager
Economic and Community Development of Negev Bedouin, Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development
On February 12th, the Government of Israel approved Resolution 2397, a new Socio-Economic Development Plan for Negev Bedouin. (View a Task Force brief on the plan.) This is the second five-year economic development plan for Bedouin Negev and, at NIS 3 billion, the largest ever developed for the Bedouin community. If implemented successfully, the plan stands to be a game changer for the society.
What are its specific provisions and how are they being received in the Bedouin community? What are the challenges to successful implementation? How does the plan affect or address the ongoing dispute about land regulation, the most sensitive issues between the Bedouin society and the state?
Yariv Man, Senior Division Manager of the Directorate for Economic and Community Development of Negev Bedouin at the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, who oversees plan development and implementation, discussed the provisions of the plan and goals for 2021.
Wednesday, April 5th, 12:00 PM ET
About the speaker
Yariv Man has been Senior Division Manager in the Directorate for Economic and Community Development of Negev Bedouin at the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development since 2013. From 2009 to 2013, he served as advisor to the Director General at the Ministry of Social Affairs and Services. Prior, he served as Executive in charge of collaborations with the third sector in the Prime Minister's Office. From 2005-2008 he was an Analysts Team Leader at the Reut Institute. Yariv holds an MA in political science and BA in geography and political science from the Hebrew University. He lives and is on the community committee of Kibbutz Netzer Sereni.