4th Annual Workshop: Israeli Solutions for Sustainable Development


The 4th Annual Workshop focused on the contribution of Israeli solutions for sustainable development, created in implemented by the Israeli government, academia and private sector, to the global food security and sustainable agriculture, with an emphasis on smallholder farmers in developing countries.





8:45 Gathering and Refreshments


9:00 Greetings: Prof. Danny Chamovitz, Dean, Faculty of Life Sciences


9:10 Progress Report by Last Year’s Presenters


9:30 Following Up on PM Modi’s Visit : New Opportunities for Israeli Innovators


Public Sector Initiatives:

Ambassador Gil Haskel, Director, MASHAV

Dr Anju Kumar, Deputy Chief of Mission, Embassy of India

Dr. Shmuel Abramzon, Head of Research, The National Economic Council

Mrs. Naomi Krieger Carmy, Head of Societal challenges division, Israel innovation authority

Mr. Monil Khatri  and Mr. Aashish Dutt, TATA Trusts


Private Sector Experiences:

Moderator: Ms. Hilly Hirt, Pears Program for Global Innovation

Selected Company Representatives


Open Discussion


11:00 Coffee Break and Networking


11:30 Leveraging Agricultural Internships in Israel to Transform Agriculture in Nepal (and elsewhere)


Mr. Jalan Kumar Sharma, CEO, Sana Kisan Bikas Bank Limited

Ambassador Gil Haskel, Director, MASHAV

Ambasador Hanan Goder, Israel’s Ambassador to South Sudan


Directors of participating centers in Israel:

Mr. Alon Melchior, Ramat Negev International Training Center

Mrs. Hanni Arnon, Arava International Center

Mr. Oren David, Agriculture Training Program, Kinneret Academic College

Mr. Shlomo Nezer, Sedot Negev Agriculture Training Center.

Mrs. Rachel Abutbul, Ashkelon college.


Ambassador Gil Haskel, Director, Tevel Betsedek


Open Discussion




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