Michael (Mike) Naftali, is a social entrepreneur, social inventor and social activist. For more than 35 years he has taken an active part in advancing, managing and leading a wide range of social endeavors, including the formation of social entrepreneurship platforms, volunteering and civil society infrastructure programs, community based art programs and a variety of international development initiatives, to name a few.
Formerly, Dr. Naftali served as the chairperson of the National Council for Voluntarism in Israel. In addition, he is a co-founder of Natan – The Israeli Coalition for Disaster Relief and the founding director of Enosh – The Israel Mental Health Association and of Elem – Youth in Distress in Israel.
For the last three decades he has been teaching multiple topics on youth empowerment and cross-cultural intervention strategies in both graduate and post graduate courses.
Social activ ist, graduated the “civil society” U.S Embassy program.
Worked in several local and national election campaigns.
B.A – Communication, Political science and International relations.
Volunteered for years in several projects: “kav-lezinuk”; Guiding youth to be tomorrow’s leaders, “elem” for youth at risk and in distress etc.