Established International Advisory Council

PRIAC offers strategic guidance and advice to assist Regional Boards.

The Board of Project Rozana International announced three appointments to its new International Advisory Council. The role of the PRIAC is to offer advice and guidance, especially on strategic matters, to assist and empower the organization’s Regional Boards to enable their operational tasks to be successfully conducted and completed. 


Tim Costello AO

Tim is the former Chief Advocate of World Vision Australia and a leading voice on social justice issues. He is Director of Ethical Voice, Executive Director of Micah Australia, Senior Fellow for Centre for Public Christianity, and an advocate for pokies (gambling) reform. He is a globally respected human rights activist and commentator. He was previously a Patron of Project Rozana Australia.


Prof Saleem Haj-Yahia

Saleem studied medicine at the Technion in Haifa. He completed his residency in cardiac and thoracic surgery at Sheba Medical Center near Tel Aviv, the largest hospital in Israel. Until recently, Saleem was CEO of An-Najah National University Hospital in the West Bank city of Nablus, the first university hospital in the Palestinian Territories. He is currently a professor of cardiothoracic surgery at Bristol University in the UK.


Martin S Indyk

Martin Indyk is distinguished fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations. Previously, he was the John C. Whitehead Distinguished Fellow in International Diplomacy in the Foreign Policy program at the Brookings Institution. From February 2015 to March 2018, he served as executive vice president of Brookings. Indyk served as the U.S. special envoy for the Israeli-Palestinian negotiations from July 2013 to June 2014. Prior to his time as special envoy, he was vice president and director of the Foreign Policy program and a senior fellow and the founding director of the Center for Middle East Policy at Brookings.

Dr Shafiq Masalha presenting to the first cohort

First Sovereign Grant For Project Rozana

A particularly significant milestone for Project Rozana was the European Union’s €741,286 grant to expand the work of the Binational School of Psychotherapy (BNSP), a unique training program initiated by Project Rozana and based at Hadassah Hospital in Jerusalem. The announcement of the EU grant is a resounding endorsement of Project Rozana’s approach to people-to-people relationship building. The award also meets the EU’s priority for professionalized programs that offer measurable outcomes and scalable models.

We were heartened by the strong expression of support we received from John Lyndon, CEO of Alliance of the Middle East Peace (ALLMEP). John wrote: “The EU grant – which is only awarded following meticulous due diligence both in the region and in Brussels – should be seen as a great validator of Project Rozana’s work, and their positioning in the wider fields of both health and peace building.”

The grant will enable 60 Israeli and Palestinian psychotherapists working in the field of child and adolescent mental health to complete the course. It will also fund the BNSP to undertake curriculum development and accreditation by the World Health Organization (WHO).

“The EU grant…should be seen as a great validator of Project Rozana’s work…”

John Lyndon, CEO Alliance of the Middle East Peace (ALLMEP)

Project Rozana receives €741,286 grant from European Union for Binational School of Psychotherapy.


of Palestinian children in Gaza suffer moderate to severe PTSD


of children in the West Bank suffer from severe PTSD


of Israeli children suffer from various levels of PTSD2

1 in 3

has witnessed an attack or knows someone injured or killed.


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