MASHAV is the Hebrew acronym for Israel’s Agency for International Development Cooperation. It was launched in late 1957, when Israel itself was still a developing country. A division of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, MASHAV offers international workshops and courses. Its aim is to share with the rest of the developing world the know-how and technologies which provided the basis for Israel’s own rapid development.
A MISSION TOWARDS DEVELOPMENT
From a modest program focused on grassroots level human capacity building, MASHAV became an extensive program of cooperation. It has trained close to 270,000 participants from close to 132 developing countries. From the Philippines alone, more than 3,000 Filipino professionals have had the opportunity to attend various training courses and workshops in Israel in different field of studies.
Aside from workshops and training, MASHAV also developed dozens of demonstration projects worldwide with the goal to lessen poverty, provide food security, empower women, and upgrade basic health and education services.
- In general, applications must reach the Embassy of Israel in the Philippines at least 2 months prior to the start of the course. Course schedules and applications deadlines are subject to change. You may initially submit your application through email to [email protected] and to the email of the training institute indicated on the course brochure.
- Submit your applications via email, registered mail or courier. You do not have to bring your documents to the Embassy in person.
- Before you send your APPLICATION FORMS, please notify the MASHAV Coordinator of the Embassy on how your documents will be submitted (via courier, hand delivery, etc.). Failure to do so might result in the refusal of acceptance of your application by the Security Office.
- The MASHAV Coordinator will contact you via telephone prior to sending your documents to Israel. Be sure to indicate a telephone number through which you may be reached during office hours.
For inquiries, you may contact us or the Embassy of Israel in the Philippines.