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MASHAV - Israel's Agency for International Development Cooperation at Israel’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs, was established in 1958 following the vision of then Foreign Minister Golda Meir and Prime Minister David Ben Gurion to assist fellow nations overcome development challenges by sharing knowhow and technologies, which provided the basis of Israel’s own development.


MASHAV is responsible for the design, coordination and implementation of the Sate of Israel’s development cooperation programs and humanitarian assistance efforts. By placing people at the heart of development, MASHAV focuses its development activities on human capacity building and on the ‘training of trainers’ approach, sharing with other countries Israel’s own development experience and expertise as well as innovative technologies and tested methodologies.  In alignment with the 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda, and as a member of the family of nations, the State of Israel through MASHAV, shares the global responsibility of striving to overcome development challenges and contributing to the fight against poverty, while leaving no-one behind.


MASHAV's training program is comprised of technical assistance and human capacity building based on a demand-driven approach and in accordance with the needs and requests of partner countries. MASHAV’s professional activities take place both in Israel and in partner countries.


In Israel:

MASHAV conducts its extensive capacity-building program in Israel through professional affiliated leading professional institutes, and through its core specialized training and consultancy centers:

  • Professional training programs

  • International conferences

  • Thematic delegations


In Partner Countries:

  • On-the-spot training programs

  • Short and long-term expert consultancies

  • Establishment of Centers of Excellence in Agriculture for professional training


Priority Sectors

MASHAV focuses its human capacity building activities on areas in which Israel has a comparative advantage and accumulated expertise:


  • Food Security and Agriculture

  • Education for All

  • Medicine and Public Health

  • Community Development

  • Innovation and Entrepreneurship

  • Gender Equality and Women's Empowerment

  • Regional Planning and Rural-Urban Development

  • Research and Development

  • Emergency Planning and Response

  • Humanitarian Aid

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