The UK Task Force seeks to deepen UK Jewish understanding of issues relating to Israel’s Arab citizens, many of whom face discrimination and hardship.
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Throughout this whole process, the Pears Foundation has been an active and engaged partner. As our Program has progressed, redefining itself from year to year, developing new objectives and programming, the Pears Foundation has stayed with us every step of the way. Their openness to new ideas has enabled us to take risks and lead the Program in untested directions. They have given us the space (and the resources) to try, to learn from our mistakes, and to improve. One thing that I find particularly admirable about the relationship that we have with the Pears Foundation is the mutual trust that we have developed over the years. That sort of faith in us, and the trust that we have for the Foundation in return, make the relationship both a blessing and a pleasure for us.Dr Aliza Belman Inbal, Program Director
We must leverage the incredible culture of innovation and entrepreneurship that exists in Israel to benefit the world’s poorest people. Building a community of Israeli visionaries and innovative leaders has the potential to create a lasting change in the world.Sir Trevor Pears CMG
The Pears Program for Global Innovation works to increase Israel’s contribution to international development through technology-based, financially sustainable solutions to problems facing people affected by poverty.
Pears Foundation has long been dedicated to harnessing the power of Israeli innovation to address the needs of the developing world. The Pears Program is enabling Israeli entrepreneurs and innovators to play a larger role in addressing the most pressing challenges of our time: ensuring water, food, clean energy, healthcare and education for all.
The Pears Program’s main areas of activity are:
The Pears Program’s flagship initiative is the Pears Challenge. Over the course of a year, a small group of outstanding Israeli entrepreneurs and innovators are guided through the process of generating new technologies and structuring business plans relevant to developing countries. They receive ongoing support for their innovations including help with piloting and connecting with seed financing, through to successful commercialisation and scale up.
The Pears Program for Global Innovation, which is now based at the Jerusalem Institute for Policy Research, began at Tel Aviv University in 2006 with the creation of a Pears Fellow in International Development post and a research report on Israel’s aid budget, both of which evolved over time into the Program. The Foundation has provided core support for the Program since then, enabling it to grow, strengthen its networks, create new initiatives and achieve greater impact.