The Abraham Path Initiative works with a number of international partners who endorse the vision and mission of creating the first long-distance walking trail across the Middle East. Each of them brings a set of values, knowledge and network that helps the Initiative and its local partners grow the path further. We are always looking to expand the global network of organizations around the path. If your organization is interested in a partnership, please contact us.
|United Nations World Tourism Organization: the UNWTO is the United Nations agency responsible for the promotion of responsible, sustainable and universally accessible tourism. UNWTO promotes tourism as a driver of economic growth, inclusive development and environmental sustainability.|
|The United Nations Alliance of Civilizations: The UNAOC was established in 2005, at the initiative of the Governments of Spain and Turkey, under the auspices of the United Nations. It aims to improve understanding and cooperative relations among nations and peoples across cultures and religions.|
|The Program on Negotiation is a consortium program of Harvard University, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and Tufts University, with scholars and students from numerous fields of study and from around the world taking negotiation courses. It is based at the Harvard Law School from where it has hosted the US office of the Abraham Path Initiative from its inception.|
|The Association pour la Formation des Ruraux aux Activités de Tourisme (AFRAT) is a French organization that has been involved in economic development of rural and mountainous regions in France and across the world for over 45 years. Its expertise includes support to experiential tourism in rural areas, training of local and regional authorities, and market analysis.|
|Tetraktys is an NGO founded by three French alpine organizations in 1994. It specialises in rural development programmes across the world with a focus on adventure and nature tourism. Tetraktys emphasises community-driven models of development where local actors are at the heart of each project.|
Great Himalaya Trail: The “Great Himalaya Trail” (GHT) is one of the longest and highest trekking trails in the world. It spans Nepal from West to East and is packaged and promoted into one of the world’s great walks. The GHT has a huge potential in providing a significant boost to Nepal’s tourism industry and associated support sectors and can help channel tourist and pro-poor tourism investments to less visited and under-developed districts, thereby spreading tourism benefits more widely and inclusively among impoverished mountain communities.
|Associazione Europea delle Vie Francigene: A historical pilgrimage route from Canterbury to Rome, which has worked with the Abraham Path in a twinning project to provide mutual support and community.|
|Friendship Ambassadors Foundation (FAF): A nonprofit organization with international affiliations that creates and leads transformative cultural exchanges, building friendships that advance mutual understanding and global peace. FAF has led several groups on the Abraham Path.|
|One Light Cinema: Adam Shamash is a photographer and filmmaker whose luminous images and films illuminate the Middle East and highlight the diversity and beauty of its people. Adam has filmed and produced several films for the Abraham Path in Urfa, Ajloun, Nablus, Bethlehem and Hebron.|
|Leave No Trace Center for Outdoor Ethics: A center which aims to educate about enjoying the outdoors responsibly. Their seven “leave no trace” principles have become the international standard for outdoor adventure and leadership programs. The Abraham Path aims to educate about and implement these principles along the path.|
|Solo Wilderness Medicine: Solo provided generous support for Abraham Path Initiative staff members to receive training as instructors of Wilderness First Aid and Wilderness First Response in order to lead trainings along the Abraham Path.|
|Leeds Metropolitan University: Together with the UK Friends of Abraham’s Path, Leeds Metropolitan University has offered student exchange and volunteer opportunities which support communities along the Abraham Path.|
|Sabanci University: An Istanbul institute of higher learning which emphasizes social responsibility and encourages a global worldview, which as participated in volunteer projects on the Abraham Path with University of Leeds students in Turkey.|
|Harvard Arab Alumni Association: the HAAA is a very diverse network of Harvard alumni with the objective to strengthen ties between Harvard and the Arab world, sponsor educational initiatives of importance, and create a platform for dialogue.|