Ingeborg Moa works with Norwegian People’s Aid. She lived her childhood and youth in a small town in Norway, but in a family where there were clear notions that it was important to be involved in your own community and also have solidarity with for instance the Palestinian and Afghan people. During a BA in Development studies, she spent a semester at Birzeit University in the West Bank. Arriving in the autumn of 2000, a few weeks prior to the outbreak of the second Palestinian Intifada and staying on, this was an experience that has shaped her interest in and thought processes around what “solidarity” means. Ingeborg has an MA in Middle East Studies from the University of Exeter.