Who We Are
The Portland Trust was established to promote peace and stability between Israelis and Palestinians through economic development.
We facilitate and catalyse initiatives to build quality employment and a thriving private sector and society in Palestine. Portland Israel is developing an infrastructure that successfully integrates tech professionals from the Arab and other minority, social and geographical periphery into the tech industry.
Despite the many obstacles and restrictions, Portland remains deeply committed to strong economic development in Palestine.
Our role is both strategic, with the new “Blueprint for Palestine” private sector economic strategy, and impactful on the ground, including IT programmes helping train up and internationally connect hundreds of computer programmers in Palestine, such as TAP and the UK-Palestinian Tech Hub. Portland Israel is a leader on ground-breaking projects in the Sakhnin Valley to promote health and medtech, the promotion of minorities and marginalised groups into hi-tech. The Trust also publishes the authoritative Palestine Economic Bulletin.