The Israeli-Palestinian relations have been perhaps one of the most complex issues for more than half-century. In face of such a challenging context, MEET has emerged with the purpose of fostering an innovative approach to conflict resolution: a program that brings together young Israeli and Palestinian leaders in order to create positive social and political impact in the Middle East through technology and entrepreneurship.
Patrícia Villela Marino, Humanitas360’s president, was able to learn about MEET and their operation as she visited the organization in Jerusalem in October. She saw several possibilities of bringing a similar program to Latin American youth as Humanitas360 seeks to empower citizens that can bring about change to their own realities and communities.
Through its partnership with MIT (Massachusetts Institute of Technology), MEET has a Student Program, which runs parallel to high school over the course of three years, and an Alumni Program, which encourages ongoing bi-national networking, professional enrichment and venture creations for graduates.
Patrícia concluded her visit to MEET focused on fostering the synergy between them and H360. Along with MEET directors, she plans to take a group of young leaders to visit the initiative in 2016 in order to learn best practices and draw inspiration from the program.