Nita M. Lowey Middle East Partnership for Peace Act
What is the Lowey Fund?
In December 2020, and after over a decade of ALLMEP advocacy for an International Fund for Israeli-Palestinian Peace: the Nita M. Lowey Middle East Partnership for Peace Act (MEPPA) was enacted into law. This new fund will deliver $250 million over five years to projects that support peacebuilding and Palestinian economic development, and represents the largest investment ever in the region’s peacebuilders. Up until now, most strategies toward peace have focused on a final solution and excluded the voices of local peace activists working on the conflict at a people-to-people level every day. Instead, the Lowey Fund empowers people-to-people work and recognizes that sustainable and lasting peace must be built from the ground up. International actors continue to express interest in joining the fund and creating a multilateral, international effort.
Who Supports the Fund?
In the years of International Fund advocacy, and since MEPPA’s passage into law, ALLMEP has seen an overwhelming amount of support from organizations, politicians, media, and other relevant stakeholders.Full List of Statements
Press around the Lowey Fund
ALLMEP is incredibly fortunate to have had extensive coverage of the Lowey Fund in the media, and anticipates continued coverage as funds are being rolled out. For a full list of media mentions, click below:The Lowey Fund in the Media