Ibtikar’s strategy (2020-2025), is aligned with the U.N. transformative 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development: Leave No-One Behind, articulated through the organization’s vision: “We work to empower the next generation to address society’s needs,” and its mission: “We offer innovative youth programs, corporate training and consulting services to foster social innovation, entrepreneurship and civic engagement in the community.
Besides, Ibtikar connects, inspires, trains, and mentors young change agents and innovators to become global problem solvers guided by the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals”. Furthermore, the strategy envisions Ibtikar taking new programmatic roles as a catalyst, enabler, and facilitating change aspiring to maximize impact and create social values.
Ibtikar was created by a group of Palestinian educators, entrepreneurs, activists, and changemakers. Together, we bring extensive professional experience in intercultural learning, youth empowerment, social entrepreneurship, non-formal education, democratic & civic engagement, social impact measurement, organizational development, and social innovation, and more. Working for many years in these fields, we found ourselves often debating what was missing: a program that doesn’t exclude, that doesn’t limit diversity to different societal categories, a program that offers learning opportunities that empower and generate change.
Who we are:
- Ibtikar is a Palestinian NGO that offers innovative youth programs, corporate training, and consulting services to foster social innovation and entrepreneurship in the community.
- Ibtikar promotes education for social innovation. Ibtikar wants to enable Palestinians to use their creativity to respond to social issues and contribute effectively to building a fairer, more caring, and equal society. Ibtikar also believes that education for social innovation engenders well-being amongst young people and helps build a strong nation that is more inclusive, empathetic, and connected.
- Ibtikar works to empower and support young people to realize their potential as social innovators, giving them the skills needed to tackle the social issues that they face in their communities.
- Ibtikar believes that young people must lead the way in making the UN Sustainable Development Goals a reality. Each of the Ibtikar's projects is a powerful tool to accelerate progress on the goals. Ibtikar will do its best to ensure decision-makers and influencers hear their voices.