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Affiliated Professional Training Centers

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CINADCO is part of Israel's Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development and operates as a professional affiliate of MASHAV for overseas programs. The Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development  extension services and the Agriculture Research Institute (ARO) cooperate with CINADCO's development activities to deliver know-how to farmers and to the rural areas at large and to enhance overall national employment and economic growth.


Activities are based on Israel’s own agricultural and rural development experience to develop the agro- and rural-sector under semi-arid and arid climatic conditions and management of limited natural production resources alongside with the integration of appropriate agro technologies and applied R&D.


CINADCO is responsible for the professional aspects of the Agricultural Internship Program that provides practical and theoretical trainings on technologies, methods of growing and managing a modern agricultural farm to more than 3,500 students from 30 developing countries each year.

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The Weitz Center for Sustainable Development


The Weitz Center for Sustainable Development is a non-profit NGO dedicated to address the most urgent developing issues from a sustainable point of view. The center works both on regional and local development in Israel and in the developing world, and has a long-term cooperation with MASHAV, mainly focused on training activities.

Main areas of expertise include Regional & Local Competitiveness; Income Generating Activities in Rural Areas; Strategic Planning for Local Development; Sustainable Services Delivery Systems; Local Economic Development; Urban Rehabilitation Projects; Development Projects Formulation; Development of Sustainable Tourism; Entrepreneurship Promotion; Policy and economic measures for local and regional Sustainable development; Technology for sustainable development and project and career development skills.


The International school of Agricultural Sciences

The Robert H. Smith Faculty of Agriculture, Food and Environment

Hebrew University of Jerusalem

The Faculty of Agriculture, Food & Environment has long been at the forefront of agricultural research, providing since 1988 programs in agriculture, nutrition, and agricultural sciences. MASHAV’s professional programs represent an integral part of the International School of Agriculture Sciences at the Faculty of Agriculture. These vital programs offer advanced capacity building and leadership development opportunities for international agriculture-related professionals, scientists, researchers and decision-makers from developing countries. Main areas of expertise include Nutrition, Food Safety, Agricultural Economics, Biotechnology, Water Management, Dairy Yield, Agri-Green Management, and Aquaculture.


The International Institute of Leadership – Histadrut


The International Institute of Leadership was founded in 1958 by the General Federation of Workers in Israel (Histadrut) as a non-profit organization. The Institute works with populations from Latin America, Africa, Asia and Eastern Europe, promoting tolerance, social justice, development, peace and democracy. 

Main areas: Youth Leadership, Social Inclusion of Youth-at-risk, Volunteering and Social Entrepreneurship, Civil Security, Police and Community, Decision Making During Emergencies.


The Center for Cooperation and Advancement


The Center for Cooperation and Advancement (CCA) was established in 2003. The Center’s activities are conducted in Russian in partnership with MASHAV and in cooperation with governmental and non-governmental international organizations. The professional programs are conducted in Russian and are application oriented: participants learn to combine theory and reality by developing creative thinking and finding both traditional and modern responses. Main areas of expertise include Education; Integration of Children with Special Needs in Normative Educational Frames; Police and Community; NGOs as significant factors in providing social welfare and fundraising services and activities.


The Arava Institute for Environmental Studies


The Arava Institute, located in the heart of Israel’s Arava desert, is a leading environmental and academic institution in the Middle East, working to advance cross-border environmental cooperation in the face of political conflict. It houses academic programs in partnership with Ben Gurion University, research centers, and international cooperation initiatives focusing on a range of environmental concerns and challenges.  Students and researchers explore a range of environmental issues from a regional, interdisciplinary perspective while learning peace building and leadership skills.


The Teaching Center for Trauma Systems

Emergency and MCS

Rambam Health Care Campus


The Teaching Center for Trauma, Emergency and Mass Casualty Situations is located at the Rambam Health Care Campus, the only Level One Trauma Center and tertiary care hospital in the north of Israel, serving a population of 1.5 million people. The Teaching Center aims to share the knowledge accumulated at Rambam Health Care Campus and in the rest of Israel concerning the organization of a trauma system and mass casualty situations. Within the framework of the ongoing cooperation with MASHAV, the Teaching Center has organized and successfully delivered international courses for physicians and nurses.


The Meteorological Service

Offers courses in the areas of agro-meteorological database management and computerization of crops for climatic conditions.


The Hebrew University-Hadassah Braun School of Public Health and Community Medicine


The International Masters of Public Health (IMPH) Program was established in 1971 in order to share Israel’s experiences and expertise with health professionals from developing countries. The multi-disciplinary training experience in the IMPH provides students with tools for examining public health challenges and formulating relevant responses at the institutional, community, and national level. Through individual and group work, students learn to design strategies to address local and international public health issues. To date, the MPH degree has been awarded to over 800 IMPH graduates from over 90 countries worldwide. The program is accredited by the Agency for Public Health Education Accreditation (APHEA).

Main areas: The curriculum is comprised of core and elective courses including epidemiology, research methods, biostatistics, health administration, health economics, health promotion and health behavior, as well as a range of other public health topics such as MCH, control of communicable diseases, environmental health, and more.  It also included a Community-Oriented Primary Care (COPC) Workshop, an integrative approach to health care delivery at the population level that combines clinical medicine and public health that was developed by the founders of the Braun School, and is employed in communities worldwide.

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