PROGRAMS FOR THE YEAR 2000

PROGRAMS FOR THE YEAR 2000


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


Role of NGOs in Peace Process -25 day course
Participants: 30 leaders and activists in Palestinian NGOs and PA officials whose areas involve NGOs.
Partner Organization: Palestine Dialogue Center
In Association with: MASHAV – Center for International Cooperation, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Israel
January 13 -24 in Israel; January 25 – February 6 in Gaza

 

Small and Medium Enterprises as a Tool in Conflict Resolution -25 day course
Participants: 30 Palestinian senior local and national government officials responsible for economic development and promotion of SMEs; business entrepreneurs engaged in SME activity.
Partner Organization: Sustainable Development Center
In Association with: MASHAV – Center for International Cooperation, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Israel
January 1 -13 in Gaza, April 4 – 16 in Israel

 

Conducting Joint Palestinian-Israeli Projects (Part 2) -2 day workshop
Participants: 20 Israelis from NGOs submitting proposals to the ILO SHIFT program: Shaping the Future Together
Partner organization: Palestine Dialogue Center
In association with: International Labour Organization- Co-operative Branch
January 31 – February 1, in the Negev Institute, Israel and in Gaza

 

Contribution of Voluntary Organizations to Local Government -25 day course
Participants: 30 central workers in non-government organizations and official in local government in the Palestinian Authority.
Partner Organization: Palestine Dialogue Center
In Association with: MASHAV – Center for International Cooperation, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Israel
February 7 -19 in Israel; February 20 -March 2 in Gaza

 

Women’s Empowerment and the Peace Process -25 day course
Participants: 30 leaders and senior activists in Palestinian women’s organizations and senior administrative staff in government bodies dealing with women or with women’s issues.
Partner Organization: Palestine Dialogue Center
In Association with: MASHAV – Center for International Cooperation, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Israel
March 23 -April 3 in Israel; April 4 – 16 in Gaza

 

Developing Joint Palestinian-Israeli Projects -(Final part of 4-part program ) -2 day workshop
Participants: 60 Palestinians and Israelis representing NGOs submitting proposals to the ILO SHIFT program Shaping the Future Together
Partner Organization: NFIDNational Foundation for Investment and Development
In Association with: International Labour Organization -Co-operative Branch
April 4 and 5 in Tantur, Jerusalem

 

Networking between Israeli and Palestinian Small Business Women – 2-one day workshops
Participants: 50 Palestinian and Israeli business women
Partner Organization: Palestine Federation of Women’s Action
In Association with: Peres Center for Peace
June 21 and July 23 in Israel

 

Leadership Development for Palestinian Youth and Community Workers -30 day course
Participants: 30 leaders of Palestinian youth and community frameworks and government officials responsible for the promotion of these activities.
Partner Organization: Independence Youth Union-Palestine
In Association with: MASHAV- Center for International Cooperation, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Israel
July 1 -15 in Zebabde (near Jenin); July 16 -30 in Israel

 

Challenges in Environment Protection -25 day course
Participants: 30 Palestinian central workers in non-government organizations and officials in local government whose field of concern is ecology and environment.
Partner Organization: Palestine Dialogue Center
In Association with: MASHAV – Center for International Cooperation, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Israel
July 3 -15 in Israel; July 16 -28 in Gaza

 

Developing Small Businesses -25 day course
Participants: 30 Palestinian men and women wishing to start a business from scratch and those who are new entrepreneurs.
Partner Organization: Sustainable Development Center
In Association with: MASHAV – Center for International Cooperation, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Israel
August 27-September 21 in Israel and Gaza

 

PROGRAMS WITH JORDANIAN PARTNERS
Structuring Comprehensive Support Systems for Small and Medium Enterprises -25 day course
Participants: 13 Jordanians from Ministry of Industry and Trade, JEDCO, Employment and Development Fund, Royal Scientific Society, High Council for Science and Technology, Jordanian Industrial Estate Corporation, Investment Promotion Association
Partner Organization: JEDCO: Jordanian Export Development and Commercial Centers Corporation
In Association with: MASHAV – Center for International Cooperation, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Israel
August 1 -25 in the Negev Institute, Israel

 

International Program
Integrative Community Development -10 day seminar
Participants: 10 senior municipal officials from Sorokaba, Brazil
Partner Organization: Sha’ar Hanegev Regional Council
In Association with: Israel-Brazil Chamber of Commerce and the Negev Authority for International Relations
Language of Instruction: Portugese
April 9-18 in the Negev Institute, Israel

 

Building Peace: The Role of Youth and Student Movements in Conflict Resolution -25 day course
Participants: 30 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 from 23 developing countries.
In Association with: MASHAV – Center for International Cooperation, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Israel
Language of Instruction: English
April 30 – May 24 in the Negev Institute, Israel

 

Structuring Comprehensive Support Systems for Small and Medium Enterprises -15 day seminar
Participants: Designed for some 15 participants from Kazakhstan, Kyrgystan, Ukraine
Partner Organization: Israel Small and Medium Enterprise Authority (ISMEA)
In Association with: Atyrau Business Development Center and the UNDP
Language of Instruction: Russian
October 22 -November 5 in the Negev Institute, Israel

 

Structuring Comprehensive Support Systems for Small and Medium Enterprises -21day course
Participants: Designed for some 25 South Africans working in SME support systems
Partner Organization: Ntsika Enterprise Promotion Agency
In Association with: He’atid -project of VODAC and Mizrachi
Language of Instruction: English
November 1 -21 in the Negev Institute, Israel

 

Financing Small and Medium Enterprises – 22 day course
Participants: Designed for 30 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 of Small and Medium Enterprises
In Association with: MASHAV – Center for International Cooperation, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Israel
Language of Instruction: English
November 26 – December 17 in the Negev Institute, Israel