July 18, 2022
A member of the Jury since 2022, Gidon Bromberg is the founder and Israeli co-director of EcoPeace Middle East, a unique regional organization that brings together Jordanian, Palestinian, and Israeli environmentalists to promote sustainable development and advance peace efforts in the Middle East. Bromberg has spearheaded the organization’s advocacy campaigns in the Middle East and internationally. He developed a cross-border community peace-building program known as “Good Water Neighbors,” which has been a model for environmental peacebuilding in other conflict areas. Bromberg has written extensively on the relationship between water and climate issues and Middle East peace and has presented before the UN Security Council, UN Climate Summit, US Congress, European Parliament, and other international forums. An attorney by profession, he was named an Environmental Hero by TIME magazine, awarded the prestigious Skoll Award for Social Entrepreneurship, is the recipient of Stanford University’s Bright Award for the Environment, and awarded the Mother Teresa Memorial Award for Social Justice under the theme of the environment.