Highlighting outstanding initiatives

Prof. Yuval Noah Harari is a historian, philosopher and the bestselling author of Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind, Homo Deus: A Brief History of Tomorrow, and 21 Lessons for the 21st Century.

Born in Haifa, Israel, in 1976, Harari received his PhD from the University of Oxford in 2002, and is currently a lecturer at the Department of History, the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. As of the end of 2018, his books have sold 19 Million copies worldwide.

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Each year, Sapienship selects one or two outstanding global initiatives to endorse -- be it through championing the cause or offering a financial contribution

The World Health Organization

In April 2020, Yuval Noah Harari and Itzik Yahav, together with Sapienship, donated $1 Million to the World Health Organization (WHO).

We chose to support the WHO because of its leading role as an organization that gathers, checks and globally disseminates life-saving information from all over the world. It provides the vital fuel that powers local efforts to deal with the coronavirus pandemic and is especially important for poorer nations that cannot fund independent fact-finding initiatives.

In the current global crisis our biggest enemy is not coronavirus, but the inner demons of humankind: hatred and greed. If people blame the pandemic on foreigners and minorities, and if the rich care only about their own profits – it will be much harder to overcome the situation. But if we react to the pandemic with global solidarity and generosity, we can not only defeat it more easily, but come out of this crisis stronger than ever before.

To donate to the WHO Covid-19 Solidarity Response Fund, visit

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