International training on Integrated Approach for Upgrading Poor Urban Areas, 12 March to 5 April 2012
In March 2012, the Weitz Center, in partnership with MASHAV, carried out a one month international training course titled: "Integrated Approach for Upgrading Poor Urban Areas". The course's participants were 28 professional, working in national and local governments, NGOs and in the private sector in the field of planning and upgrading poor urban areas from Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, Ghana, Guatemala, Haiti, India, Kenya, Moldova, Myanmar, Nepal, Nigeria, Uganda, Vietnam and Zambia. Participants benefited from the knowledge and experience of lecturers from Israeli national and local governments, academia and the private sector.
Additionally, the participants have experienced individual and team projects and have visited five municipalities in Israel, where they have learnt of the different experiences in upgrading poor urban areas in Israel: Acre, Haifa, Bat Yam, Tel Aviv and Lod.