Glocal, the Hebrew University's MA programme in International Development was awarded in January 2018 at the the 7th International Development Day Conference organised by SID (the Society for International Development) Israel. This award was given by SID Israel and the parliamentary lobby for the promotion of Israeli action in the Developing World. Glocal was recognised because of its uniqueness as an academic program in Israel and for its contribution to the International Development sphere in Israel.
As the only International Development programme in Israel, Glocal has done much to advance knowledge and practice in international development in the country. In addition, Glocal has had an important contribution to the increase of a professional cadre of development practioners in Israel. Glocal alumni work in many leading Israeli development organisations.
Prof. Guy Harpaz, the Head of Glocal, received the award from SID officials and members of the Knesset. The event attened by members of the Parliament, representatives of the government branches, ambassadors and representatives of different institutions and NGOs.