MASHAV – Israel’s Agency for International Development Cooperation – is dedicated to providing developing countries with the best of Israel’s experience in development and planning. As a member of the family of nations, the State of Israel is committed to fulfilling its responsibility to contribute to the fight against poverty and to the global efforts to achieve sustainable development. MASHAV, representing Israel and its people, focuses its efforts on capacity building, sharing relevant expertise accumulated during Israel’s own development experience to empower governments, communities and individuals to improve their own lives.
MASHAV’s approach is to ensure social, economic and environmental sustainable development, and is taking active part in the international community’s process of shaping the Post-2015 Agenda, to define the new set of the global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
MASHAV’s activities focus primarily on areas in which Israel has a competitive advantage, including agriculture and rural development, water resources management, entrepreneurship and innovation, community development, medicine and public health, empowerment of women, and education. Professional programmes are based on a “train the trainers” approach to institutional and human capacity building, and are conducted both in Israel and abroad. Project development is supported by the seconding of short and long-term experts, as well as on-site interventions. Since its establishment, MASHAV has promoted the centrality of human resource enrichment and institutional capacity building in the development process – an approach which has attained global consensus.
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