MASHAV invites professionals to participate in the International Course: “Clean Technologies – Environmental technology, innovation and management

Страна: Израиль;

Дедлайн: 09.03.2018

Веб-сайт: embassies.gov.il

 

About the Course Background

Clean Technology is commonly defined as a diverse range of products, services, and processes that harness renewable materials and energy sources, dramatically reduce the use of natural resources, and cut or eliminate emissions and wastes. Clean Technology includes a wide variety of environmental, social and economic activities predominantly comprising the fields of: clean production including green chemistry, resource efficiency including energy efficiency, renewable energy, information technology, green transportation, sustainable water technologies and green building. Investments in clean technology have grown considerably since coming into the spotlight around the year 2000. For example, the markets for clean energy technologies grew from less than $7 billion in 2001 to over $188 billion in 2010.

This staggering increase is a result of the growing constraints on conventional economic growth due to environmental degradation, high oil prices, scarcity of natural resources and climate change. Therefore, some regard Cleantech as the beginning of a revolution that is changing the places where we live and work, the products we manufacture and purchase, and the development plans of cities, regional governments, and nations around the globe. Many clean technologies also offer significant additional benefits, notably their ability to improve the lives of those in both developed and developing countries. Communities can be connected to electricity without the need to build a complex national grid, waste can be collected and turned into energy, and water can be purified to provide safe drinking water. Therefore, the realization of clean technology is twofold: technologies and implementation - utilizing a better understanding of socio-economic factors in the move towards sustainable development.

The international training Clean Technologies – Environmental technology, innovation and management systems as means for regional and local economic development will emphasize for participants the importance of this two-pronged approach to the realization of clean technology, introduce and review a variety of clean technologies and illustrate implementation mechanisms such as: supportive policy and legislation, advocacy and promotion, the value of regional and international networks and the role of business development and entrepreneurship. The

Israeli Experience Israel is a small, densely populated country with few natural resources. As such, Israel developed novel technologies for conservation, resource management and implementation mechanisms. Israel excels in innovative ideas and patents on new technologies. A recent international report by The World Wildlife Fund and the Cleantech Group (an environmental consulting company) ranked Israel second in providing favorable conditions for cleantech development. International Collaboration: RECPnet The Weitz Center proudly belongs to the prestigious joint UNIDO-UNEP initiative RECPnet: the Global Network for Resource Efficient and Cleaner Production - http://recpnet.org/.

The Methodology Participants will participate in both classroom-based lectures (soft and hard skills) and study visits, benefiting from the experience and knowledge of high-level Israeli experts and consultants. Israeli case studies and practices will be discussed throughout the program. Additionally, participants will be required to formulate and present a project of interest relevant to the topic of this course. For this purpose, some pre-course work will be required. Detailed instructions will be sent to the selected participants.

Application Requirements Who may apply? The training targets highly motivated decision makers, policy makers and professionals from the fields of energy, water, waste, agriculture, climate change, infrastructure and economic development, those working in government ministries (such as local government, planning, development, energy and others), in local authorities, NGO’s and CBO’s active in the field of entrepreneurship and startup, venture capital funds, business organizations, and academic institutions engaged with cleantech and entrepreneurship programs.

Application Process Candidates must complete the appropriate application forms (including health certificate, declaration etc.) available at the Israeli diplomatic mission in their country, or through the Internet http://mashav.mfa.gov.il, www.weitz-center.org. The completed forms should be submitted in WORD documents to the Israeli mission in your area and sent to our office (ronit@weitz-center.org) no later than February 23 rd, 2018. Candidates must also hand in a passport photo by electronic file. Application forms Application forms and other information may be obtained at the nearest Israeli mission or at MASHAV’s website: http://mashav.mfa.gov.il/MFA/mashav/Cour.... Completed application forms, including the medical form, should be sent to the relevant Israeli mission in the respective country.

 

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