In June 2015, Glocal hosted a joint workshop with the Aharon Ofri International Training Center. The workshop focused on the challenges of education in developing countries, and aimed at fostering knowledge sharing and critical discussions between Glocal students and education experts from all over the world, currently learning with the Ofri Center in Israel.
Enjoy the pictures from our 2015 annual event where our 4th cohort of students presented stories from their field experience. The keynote speaker was Ms. Lizzy Chanda of USAID Zambia, who spoke about the challenges of batteling HIV and AIDS in Southern Africa. Following the address by Ms. Chanda Students and professionals broke into 3 panel discussions on urban planning, social entrepreneurship, and cultural challenges of working in the field of development.
Glocal internship period offers a unique opportunity for students to work alongside local and international professionals and to interact with members of local communities. This experience enables students to gain the practical skills and experience necessary for translating academic knowledge into effective action, as well as the needed experience to find future employment in the competitive field of international development.
Glocal courses and professional workshops are taught in an open and supportive environment, with the goal of encouraging peer learning and group discussions. The courses bring the theory of international development work together with practical experience and case studies from the field in order to equip students with the most effective tools to preform academic research and actual development work. With its state-of-the-art teaching approach, Glocal serves as a hub for innovation in the field of community development.