Galilee International Management Institute, based in northern Israel, offers capacity building courses that go far beyond imparting skills and knowledge.
We teach professionals in both the public and private sectors how to think differently. We encourage them to dare to envision and implement change in ways unimagined before, in ways that may in fact be more practical and cost effective considering the resources at hand. Our programmes present experience acquired over the years in Israel, a country world renowned for its innovative approaches, rapid development and esprit de corps.
The Ministry of Finance, Uganda invited Dr. Joseph Shevel, GIMI President, to finalise and sign a 5 year Scholarship Agreement. GIMI will grant 160 scholarships per year (for 20 participants, for each of the 8 districts). The plan is to train farmers on large farms in Water Management and Agriculture; in turn they will then train, smaller farmers in Uganda. The first group should start their training in Israel, during July 2018.
We predict a yearly increase of 5% in agriculture output, totalling a 25% increase over the 5 years, after the successful conclusion of this training plan. An integral part of the agreement is follow-up by Israeli experts coming to Uganda to ensure that the knowledge gained in Israel is being utilised proficiently.
The meeting was held with Mr. Godfrey Byamukama Kereere, Economic Development Policy & Research Department and was facilitated and attended by GIMI Graduates: Mrs. Ntitiri Pascasia (Passy) Washeba, Principal Economist and Dr. Peter Ngategize, Agricultural Economist and Mrs. Dorcus Otim, Senior Assistant Secretary.