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Golda Meir greeting participants in the entrance to MCTC.
View of the Baha'i Gardens in Haifa, Israel – a 5 minute walk from MCTC. Click to learn more about MASHAV and MCTC!View of the Baha'i Gardens in Haifa, Israel – a 5 minute walk from MCTC.
- Former Director of MCTC, Ms. Mazal Renford, lecturing on the topic of Income Generation.
- MCTC Director Ms. Hava Karrie with participants in a course on entrepreneurship and innovation
- Biennial International Conference for Women Leaders meet with President Shimon Peres.Click to learn more about MASHAV and MCTC!
- Participants in the course on Gender and Local Governance working together to complete a task.Click to learn more about our training activities!
- Participants assembling walkers on a study visit to Yad Sarah in Jerusalem.
The Golda Meir Mount Carmel International Training Center (MCTC) was established in 1961 to assist in the training of women engaged in community work in the newly emerging states in Africa and Asia.
Since the establishment of MCTC, some 20,000 participants from over 150 countries in Asia, Africa, Europe, Central Asia, Eastern Europe, Latin America, Middle East, Oceania and the Caribbean have attended over 650 capacity building programs and workshops, and 29 International Conferences for Women Leaders, conducted in Israel. In addition, MCTC conducts between 20-30 institutional capacity building programs in partner countries throughout each year, for hundreds more trainees throughout the developing world.
MCTC focuses on three areas of study: Sustainable Community Development, Early Childhood Education and Entrepreneurship and Innovation, all with gender as a cross-cutting issue. In each training program there are up to 30 women and men from ten to 27 countries. Usually two workshops are conducted concurrently in different languages (English, French, Spanish, Russian, or Arabic).
The Center is located on Mount Carmel in Haifa. The building consists of living accommodation, classrooms, recreation and dining facilities. A library specializing in education, social sciences and humanities, and a computer laboratory with internet access serve the participants.
MCTC enjoys the active cooperation of a number of international organizations, governmental and non-governmental organizations and development authorities.
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MASHAV - Israel's Agency for International Development Cooperation - at Israel's Ministry of Foreign Affairs was founded in late 1957, and is responsible for the design, coordination and implementation of the State of Israel's development cooperation programs.
MASHAV concentrates on human and institutional capacity building by sharing Israel's own development experience and expertise, implementing know-how and transferring innovative technologies and tested methodologies adaptable for developing country needs.
MASHAV's approach is to ensure social, economic and environmental sustainable development, joining the international community's efforts to implement the Millenium Development Goals by 2015. In the event of natural disasters, MASHAV also provides humanitarian assistance and participates in reconstruction and rehabilitation efforts.