INTERNATIONAL PROGRAM

INTERNATIONAL PROGRAM

 

SMEs in the Era of Globalisation – 22 day course
The globalisation era presents small and medium enterprises (SMEs) with both a challenge and a threat. The threat is the growing competition from overseas while the challenge lies in the new opportunities opened before them. The course offered herewith will deal with these issues and dwell on advantages of comprehensive and integral support systems for SMEs. It will put special emphasis on increasing their competitive capabilities and export potential.

Designed for: decision makers; senior staff of central, regional and local governments; senior staff of export promotion institutions and banks; leaders of chambers of commerce and non-governmental economic and social associations (NGOs); leaders of SME support and promotion agencies and SME associations, as well as for trainers, business consultants and economists

In Association with: WASME – World Association For Small and Medium Enterprises and MASHAV – Center for International Cooperation, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Israel

Language of Instruction: English

Course Description May 6 – 27, 2001 in the Negev Institute

 

Comprehensive Training for Development: Linking Vocational and Entrepreneurial Education – 25 day course with Amal Net – Amal Enrichment
Globalisation and free-market competition today present major challenges to societies seeking to foster sustainable human development and economic growth. These challenges are particularly intense when the objectives sought are employment creation, socio-economic empowerment of women and of youth, rural development and enhancement of the informal sector. The course will present a unique integrated approach linking vocational and technological training on one hand, and managerial and entrepreneurial training on the other.

Designed for: decision makers, senior staff of central, regional and local governments involved in vocational training and in promotion of SME; senior staff in regional and national vocational education systems; supervisors and directors of vocational training schools, entrepreneurial and SME support and promotion agencies; vocational training programmers and trainers; as well as for leaders of SMEs associations, business trainers and business consultants.

In Association with: Amal One-Amal Enrichment and MASHAV – Center for International Cooperation, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Israel

Language of Instruction: English

Course Description June 4 – 28, 2001 in the Negev Institute

 

Educating for Peace in Formal and Informal Education – 30 day course
  • The nature of conflict resolution
  • Civil society and the people-to-people peace process
  • The nature, organization and function of youth and student movements
  • Non-formal education, its place in the education system and its social role
  • Youth and student movements as vehicles for changing images and for fostering mutual understanding
  • Human resource development for youth and student organizations
  • Principles of democratic leadership
  • Methods of communication
  • Leadership training

Designed for: Senior leaders, trainers and educators, elected and appointed officials of youth and student organizations and for senior officials of organizations responsible for youth activities, both governmental and NGO. The course is open to participants from conflict and/or post-conflict regions on a global basis.
Language of instruction: English.

In Association with: MASHAV – Center for International Cooperation, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Israel

Language of Instruction: English

Course Description and Application Form August 14 – September 12, 2001 in the Negev Institute

 

Financing of Small and Medium Enterprises – 16 day course
Micro, small and medium enterprises make up a worldwide sector of growing economic importance. Their development depends, in significant measure, on the activities, scope and approach of the many banks, private and public financial institutions and foundations that are engaged in financing these enterprises. A wide range of approaches exists regarding which methods and institutional frameworks can best provide appropriate resources for their growth. This course will examine these issues in depth, utilizing an approach based on comparative methodology that draws both on international and Israeli experiences.

Participants: Designed for up to twenty-five decision makers, senior staff of banks, lending and financing organization, leaders of non-governmental economic and social associations (NGOs), micro-credit unions, and other subject related organizations; as well as for leaders of SME associations, economists and business consultants.

Partner Organization: WASMEWorld Association for Small and Medium Enterprises

In Association with: MASHAV – Center for International Cooperation, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Israel

Language of Instruction: English

Course Description and Application Form October 13 – 28 in the Negev Institute, Israel

 

Structuring a Comprehensive Public Support System for SMEs – 23 day course
Designed for: Ntsika – He’atid of South Africa. Course participants include: decision makers, senior staff of Ntsika, of central, regional and local governments; of SMME support and promotion agencies and of other subject related organizations; as well as for trainers, business consultants and economists.

In Association with: He’atid-Ntsika, South Africa

October 28 – November 22, 2001

 

Establishment and Development of Cooperative Study Centers
This course will deal with organizing educational and training systems for managers of business cooperatives with an emphasis on subjects such as management, financial supervision, planning, etc.
Designed for: Educators, central activists in the filed of educational and training in cooperative systems on the local and national level.

Language of instruction: Spanish

Date to be determined

 

SMME Central Support Systems and Local Support Agencies – 3 – day Workshop
On site workshop in South Africa for He’atid-Ntsika graduates of the course on Structuring Comprehensive Support Systems for SMEs held in the Negev Institute in November 2000.
July 9 to July 11, 2001 in South Africa

 

The Promotion of Small and Medium High-Tech Enterprises and R&D Based Start-ups
Future sustainable development depends on the simultaneous growth of two economic pillars: that of the “old” traditional and that of the “new” Knowledge Based Economy. Entrepreneurs, small businesses and start-ups can make a significant contribution to this growth process, provided that they have available both financial and non-financial efficient support systems and sufficient measures. This course will present several successful support systems for industrial research and development, technological entrepreneurship, high-tech start-ups and SMEs in general, drawing on both Israeli and international experience.

Designed for: decision makers; senior staff of government ministries involved in economic, industrial and technological development; regional and local governments; entrepreneurial and SME support and promotion agencies; export promotion institutions; banks, leaders of chambers of commerce and non-governmental economic and social associations (NGOs); SME associations: institutes of higher learning and technological education; international organizations involved in technological development.

In Association with: MASHAV- Center for International Cooperation, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Israel and with the support and cooperation of the Office of the Chief Scientist (OCS), Ministry of Industry and Trade, Israel and the Israel SME Authority (ISMEA);

Language of Instruction: English

Course Description and Application Form November 25th to December 19th, 2001

 

INTERNATIONAL PROGRAM
MID-EAST REGIONAL PROGRAMS
PROGRAMS WITH PALESTINIAN PARTNERS
(Language of instruction of all our regional programs is Arabic, unless otherwise stated)


 

Support Systems for Palestinian Small and Medium Enterprises – 25 day course
Subjects to be Covered:

  • Economic and social aspects of development
  • Role of small and medium enterprises in economic, social and human development
  • Establishing and managing public and governmental support systems for SMEs
  • Role of support systems in strengthening planning, management, administrating and marketing of SMEs
  • Central regional and local SME support systems
  • Main tools for supporting SMEs – finance, training, consultancy, information

Designed for: Senior local and national government officials responsible for economic development and promotion of SMEs; business entrepreneurs engaged in SME activity.

In Association with: MASHAV – Center for International Cooperation, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Israel

Application Form January 15 – February 8, 2001 in Israel and the PA postponed

 

Social and Economic Empowerment of Palestinian Women –25 day course
Subjects to be Covered:

  • Women’s empowerment on the personal, community and national levels
  • Legal and social aspects of the role and status of women
  • Strengthening effectiveness and capabilities of women’s organizations
  • Project design and planning
  • Human resource development
  • Education for democracy and democratic management
  • Leadership training
  • The nature of conflict resolution
  • The political peace process and the people-to-people peace process
  • The civil society as a tool for mutual understanding and knowledge

Designed for: Leaders and senior activists in Palestinian women’s organizations and for senior administrative staff in government bodies dealing with women or with women’s issues.

In Association with: MASHAV – Center for International Cooperation, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Israel

Application Form February 4 – 28, 2001 in Israel and PA postponed

 

Community Initiatives for Palestinian Development – 25 day course
Subjects to be Covered:

  • Sustainable human development
  • Strategies of development
  • Role of civil society in development
  • Social aspects of development
  • Community organization and management
  • Democratic leadership in communities
  • Needs assessment
  • Community development and conflict resolution
  • Project design and planning.

Designed for: Leaders of community-based organizations and groups and for government officials responsible for community activities and development.

In Association with: MASHAV – Center for International Cooperation, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Israel

Application Form March 11 – April 5, 2001 in Israel and the PA postponed

 

Leadership Development for Palestinian Youth and Community Leaders – 30 day course
Subjects to be Covered:

  • Sustainable human development
  • Strategies of development
  • Role of civil society in development
  • The people-to-people peace process
  • Community development in post-conflict society
  • Role of youth and youth organizations in community building
  • Organization and management of youth groups
  • Democratic leadership
  • Methods of communication
  • Leadership training, project planning and design.

Designed for: Leaders of youth and community frameworks and for government officials responsible for the promotion of these activities.

In Association with: MASHAV – Center for International Cooperation, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Israel.

Application Form May 30 – June 28, 2001 in Israel and the PA postponed

 

The Role and Contribution of Palestinian Civil Society to the Peace Process
Subjects to be Covered:

  • Conflict and conflict resolution
  • The nature of the peace process
  • The role of civil society in the people-to-people peace process
  • Sustainable human development and the peace process.
  • Approaches to building mutual understanding and to changing perceptions and attitudes.
  • Structure and nature of civil society
  • Role of civil society in the promotion of development
  • Human resource development for civil society organizations
  • Democratic leadership
  • Methods of communication
  • Project planning and design.

Designed for: leaders and activists in NGOs, and officials whose areas involve NGOs.

Date to be determined

 

The Contribution of Palestinian Volunteer Organizations to the Promotion of Environment Issues
Subjects to be Covered:

  • The nature of civil society
  • Voluntary organizations and civil society
  • The role of civil society in sustainable human development
  • Civil society and government
  • Principles and practices of environment protection
  • Technical, economic, social and cultural aspects of ecological well being
  • Environment protection and sustainable development
  • Civil society and environment protection
  • Education for environment protection: formal, informal, adult
  • Human resource development for civil society organizations
  • Democratic leadership
  • Methods of communication
  • Project planning and design

Designed for: Central workers in non-government organizations and officials in local government whose field of concern is ecology and environment.

Date to be determined

 

Development of Public and Governmental Support Systems for the Promotion of Small and Medium Enterprises in the West Bank
Designed for: Officials from local government and public offices whose field of concern is promoting entrepreneurship.
Date to be determined

 

Creating My Own Small Business
Designed for: Palestinian Men and women who wish to start a business from scratch, and for those who are new entrepreneurs.
Date to be determined

 

Contribution of Small and Medium Enterprises in Economic, Social and Human Development
Designed for: Jordanian government and non-government officials Language of instruction: Arabic
Date to be determined

 

Contribution of Small and Medium Enterprises in Economic, Social and Human Development
Designed for: Egyptian government and non-government officials Language of instruction: Arabic
Date to be determined