Project Management in International Development

Pears Program for Global Innovation: "How NOT to do Humanitarian Innovation"

Pears Program for Global Innovation: "How NOT to do Humanitarian Innovation"

March 28, 2019

Glocal's staff and students were happy to participate and contribute to the Pears Program for Global Innovation night on  "How NOT to do Humanitarian Innovation". 

The event, organised as a part of the Pears Challenge 2019- WASH in Humanitarian settings brought together humanitarian practioners from different fields to discuss how humanitarian innovation should NOT be done and how to avoid some of the pitfalls of previous negative experiences.

'Ramadan Nights' in the city of Tayibe. May, 2018. Shared Path’s tourism initiative, a partnership with Sikkuy, has brought thousands of Jewish Israelis over the years to visit Arab communities. (Courtesy of Shared Path/ "Derechim Sholovot")

Equal, Efficient and Kind Partnerships - from Nancy Strichman Blog Spotlight on Civil Society

February 3, 2019

What’s your approach to making decisions? Are you more apt to say “too many cooks in the kitchen spoil the broth” or “two heads are better than one?” Do you prefer to make a collaborative decision or just decide for yourself?  And does it matter whether it’s a decision about who gets to make pancakes on Saturday morning or how you run an organization?

Yossi Offer

Mr. Yossi Offer

Strategic planning and local development specialist

Yossi Offer is a strategic planning and local development specialist. He is a cofounder & executive director of InterLoc Development Ltd.

Globalization and Organizations

Semester: 

Fall

Offered: 

2015

The course reviews both issues - globalization and organizations – while focusing on those topics that link between the two. It discusses how organizations serve as the carriers of globalization processes: how, while expanding their activities worldwide, organizations proliferate social procedures, establish isomorphic structures, and diffuse cultural patterns. The course also reviews how, on the other hand, globalization processes encourage the formation of organizations and determine their shape worldwide.

Program Evaluation for Community Development and Social Change

Semester: 

Fall

Offered: 

2019

This research methods course provides students with intensive knowledge of the theory and practice of program evaluation research with an emphasis on its practical relevance for local community development organizations, national and international agencies, funders from the public, private, third sectors, and other policymakers.

International Development in Practice: Approaches, Challenges and Skills

Semester: 

Spring

Offered: 

2020

The course is practice oriented. It links local development approaches (Assets Based Community Development - ABCD, Results Based Accountability - RBA, The Leaky Bucket concept within the framework of Local Sustainable Economic Development - LSED, The Triple Helix Approach for innovation) to project design methodology and implementation through identifying a small scale development project with a selected organization relevant to developing countries' realities, and implementing at least a component of the project during the semester.