Founded in 2008, the Injaz Center for Professional Arab Local Governance is a dynamic non-profit organization working to strengthen the capacity of Arab leadership within local authorities, towns and villages in Israel in order to advance social and economic development for Arab citizens.
Promoting principles of democracy, public participation and transparency, Injaz aims to achieve Arab municipal governance that initiates processes of social change, creating the conditions for dignity, development and a sense of belonging. Viewing local authorities as enablers of socio-economic development, Injaz seeks to develop the professional capacity of the individuals working for such authorities.
Through training, research, strategic planning and pilot projects on the ground, Injaz Center contributes to transforming the local authorities from mere service providers to a driving force, working to improve the lives of Arab citizens in Israel.
15 August 2016
Historic budget, historic video, and now an historic systemic programme At the end of July 2016 the Ministry of Social Equality together with the Ministry
15 June 2016
The Finance Ministry rejected the uproar regarding what it said is a short delay in distributing NIS 2.5 billion to Arab communities as part of a multi-billion shekel five-year deal. The plan, involving an estimated NIS 10-15 billion with and an initial distribution of 2.5b., is likely to be released in the coming weeks, Finance Minister Moshe Kahlon’s spokesman said
8 June 2016
One wonders why this change is finally taking place under the leadership of Netanyahu, the man who never seems to miss a chance to demonstrate hostility toward the group that makes up a fifth of Israel’s population.
6 June 2016
The multi-billion shekel deal for the Arab community is likely to be carried out, director of the NGO Injaz, Ghaida Rinawie-Zoabi. “The senior professional staff in the Ministry of Interior, Finance and other important ministries realize that in order for them to make sure Israel will prosper, it needs to invest in the social and economic goals of the Arab community."
Injaz – Center for Professional Arab Local Governance – is helping 35 Arab municipalities out of a total of 75 so far, and the number is growing.
13 May 2016
No one has a monopoly on pain and trauma. There was the Holocaust, there was the Nakba, and we are not competing over who suffered more.We are two. Partners who are still unequal. Similar and different. One, a man from the majority society that has it all, the other a woman from a minority that was left with almost nothing. And yet we are together, for the sake of a humane, just and fair future, for us and our children.
29 March 2016
In December 2015 the Israeli government established a five year programme to promote the economic integration of the Arab community into the Israeli economy. The