ABOUT US

Volcani International Partnerships is a non-profit organization that strives to strengthen Israel’s standing as a global leader of agricultural innovation and enhance its contribution to the world. While small in size, Israel has the capacity to offer truly global solutions. As our world faces immense challenges in feeding a growing population, while ensuring the sustainability of our planet, Israel has a great role to play.

 

We believe that role is a moral imperative.

 
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VISION

Israel as a global leader of agricultural innovation, sharing its experience, expertise and innovations to improve lives around the world.

 

IMPACT

We believe our work not only creates value for Israel, but for citizens all over the world.

Empowering Israel by Strengthening Israeli Agricultural Innovation

We work hand in hand with the leadership of the Volcani Center to strengthen Israel’s agricultural innovation. In doing so, we are building Israel’s agricultural experience, expertise and innovation capacity, and contribute to:

  • Diplomatic Returns - enhancing relations and avenues for collaboration with countries around the world;

  • Economic Growth - creating business opportunities for Israeli agritech companies and bringing investment and funding into Israel’s agri-tech sector;

  • “Tikun Olam” - realizing the Jewish principle of repairing the world;

  • Strengthening Israel’s position as a global leader in agricultural innovation.

Creating Positive Global Change Through Israeli Expertise and Innovation

We create global partnerships and programs through which to share Israel’s agricultural experience, expertise and innovations. Through such partnerships we can enhance:

  • Efforts to end global hunger and improve nutrition;

  • Economic growth and poverty eradication;

  • Increased water use efficiency;

  • Agricultural resilience in the face of climate change;

  • A more sustainable future.

 

 

OUR LEADERSHIP

DANIELLE ABRAHAM

Executive Director

Danielle has spent her career in Israel dedicated to connecting Israeli expertise to needs in developing countries. At present she is the Executive Director of Volcani International Partnerships, an NGO dedicated to promoting Israeli agricultural innovation and expertise for the benefit of Israel and the world.
Prior to this position, Danielle was the Co-Chair of the annual ID2 Conference and co-founder of Impact Investing Israel, working to develop the impact investment sector in Israel. Danielle started her career in Israel as a senior policy advisor in MASHAV, Israel’s agency for International Development Cooperation at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. In this role she represented Israel, as a guest speaker, at the UN, OECD and German Development Bank.
Danielle made Aliyah from London, where she worked for the Strategy and International Directorate of the UK Home Office. Danielle holds a B.A. and an M.A. from the University of Oxford and lives in Tel Aviv with her husband and son.

TALI GOTTLIEB

Chief Operating Officer

Tali made Aliyah from New York with the goal of making Israel stronger. She spent 4 years as the Deputy Director of VIP Relations at the Western Wall Heritage Foundation, helping to foster international relationships and create a greater understanding of Israel’s identity with political leaders, journalists, celebrities and tourists alike. Since then, she has worked with various smaller NGOs, helping them to grow their impact by raising awareness and support for causes such as empowering disadvantaged communities, workforce integration, and providing aid to lone soldiers in Israel.
Tali is currently Chief Operations Officer at Volcani International Partnerships, an NGO committed to growing the impact of Israeli agricultural innovation and expertise by working with the country’s oldest, largest and leading agricultural research organization, the Volcani Center.

PROF. URI MINGELGRIN

Chairman of the Board

Prof. Uri Mingelgrin is the Chairman of the Board of Volcani International Partnerships. He is also active as an emeritus scientist at the Volcani Center, Institute of Soils, Water and Environmental Sciences. In this capacity, he has chaired and is a member of a number of important committees that deal with environmental issues. For example, Prof. Mingelgrin chaired the joint government-private sector committee that determined the methodology, later adopted by the Israeli government, for formulating environmental laws and regulations.

Since 2007 Prof. Mingelgrin has also served as an environmental consultant, specializing in environmental issues, in particular as related to soil and water pollution and remediation.


Between 1994 and 1999 he served as the Chief Scientist of the Ministry of Environment and for over two years (2005-2007) as the Director of Scientific Affairs of the Volcani Center.
Prior to this position, Prof. Uri Mingelgrin served as a researcher in the Institute of Soils, water and environmental sciences of the Volcani Center.