Arava Alumni Peace and Environmental Network (AAPEN)
The Arava Alumni Peace and Environmental Network (AAPEN) is a member-run organization that aims to build capacity for cooperative alumni initiatives, engage alumni through outreach programs, and enhance Jewish-Arab networking in the Middle East. AAPEN members communicate regularly through social media and convene at annual meetings in Israel, Palestine, or Jordan. Through these ongoing connections, Arava Institute graduates are able to work together on innovative projects of mutual concern. Many alumni projects have received financial support from AIES to enable alumni to pursue their environmental and peace-building projects.