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Alumni Newsletter September-October 2015

Alumni Newsletter September-October 2015

Dearest Alumni Family

We have just finished celebrating our Jewish New Year and now are all back at work, ready to hear from you and looking forward to our November Intake.

My thanks as always to Co-Editor Eyal Weissbuch; without Eyal this Newsletter would not be possible.

Just to remind you that we have not added too many photographs to the first page, but do click READ MORE, as there are many more photographs and information.

Thank you, too, for all the kind remarks regarding the last newsletter, they were most appreciated.

Warmest regards from all here,


GIMI Graduate, The Honourable Minister for Foreign Affairs for Zambia, HE Harry Kalaba, with Sallee 


South Africa
This September, Dr. Shevel, President of GIMI, travelled to South Africa.  He held many meetings and was delighted to meet up with some dear graduates.

Dr. Shevel enjoyed a meeting with Executive Deputy Mayor of Cape Town, Alderman Ian Neilson and Ms. Xanthea  Limberg, Head of Training, to discuss cooperation.

Alderman Mr.  Ian Neilson, Executive Deputy Mayor of Capetown and Ms. Xanthea Limberg, with Dr. Shevel

Dr. Shevel met Prof. Nehemia Mashomanye Mahlo Mokgalong, Vice Chancellor and Principal, University of Limpopo, Turfloop Campus. They held discussions on cooperation.

Professor Mokgalong with Dr. Shevel

Dr. Shevel was also delighted to meet our dear graduate Dr. Jeffrey Mabelebele, University Registrar, University of Limpopo

Dr. Shevel and Dr. Mabelebele at Limpopo University

Dr. Shevel at Limpopo University

Dr. Shevel has appointed two Hon. Ambassadors of GIMI, our Graduates Dr. Angie Mokwena and Mrs. Lynette Tokoza Kwinana  He was very happy to have spent time with them both, and they are very enthusiastic about cooperation between South Africa and GIMI.

GIMI Hon. Ambassadors and Graduates Dr. Angie Mokwena and Mrs. Lynette Tokoza Kwinana with  Dr. Shevel and his wife Dalia

Dr. Shevel met some more dear Graduates in South Africa:

Eng. Andre Stephen Roux, Director of Sustainable Resource Management, Dept. of Agriculture, Western Cape Department of Agriculture (Elsenburg).

Mr. Carlo Eugenio Vizzi , the Section Head: Business Support of the City of Cape Town, Economic and Human Development Department.

Mr. Duncan Cloete Executive Manager, of Duncan Cloete Safety and Security Service, Cape Town.

Ms. Livhuwani Gladys Nkondo, Lecturer at the Department of Business Management,  University of Venda for Science and Technology, Thohoyandou, Limpopo Province.

Mr. Matodzi Meshack Masindi,  Specialist Scientist: Aquatics Department of Environmental Affairs Limpopo State Provincial Government, Department of Economic Development, Environment and Tourism.

Mr. Ebrahim Asmal, Executive Head, Claims and Group Sourcing,  Sanlam Group, Cape Town

Dr. Shevel and his wife, enjoying some special moments in South Africa


Dr. Shevel was invited to take part in the World Public Forum “Dialogue of Civilizations” at the 13th Annual Rhodes Forum. He lectured on the subject of “Climate Change, Population Explosion and Migration in and from Africa“.  While there, Dr. Shevel was delighted to have had the opportunity to talk to Walter Schwimmer, the former Secretary General of the Council of Europe. Read more >>> 
For more information about the conference please click here

Dr. Shevel in Rhodes with Walter Schwimmer, Chairman of the International Coordination Committee of the World Public Forum - Dialogue of Civilisations and former  Secretary General of the Council of Europe.


This October, GIMI Chairman, Maj. Gen. (Ret.) Dr. Baruch Levy, GIMI President, Dr. Joseph Shevel and General (Ret.) Ephraim Lapid had the pleasure of holding discussions with the Ambassador of Lithuania. Read more >>>

Maj. Gen. (Ret.) Dr. Baruch Levy, the Ambassador of Lithuania, HE Edminas Bagdonas, Brig. Gen. (Res.) Efraim  Lapid and Dr. Joseph Shevel


GIMI in the Future

Cooperation with EMUNI in Science Diplomacy (Science diplomacy is the use of scientific collaborations among nations to address common problems and to build constructive international partnerships).
GIMI and Emuni (European  Mediterranean University, Slovenia), together with other Mediterranean and European partners sent their application to   join the round table discussion at the ESOF  EuroScience Open Forum in 2016, ESOF is the biennial pan-European meeting dedicated to scientific research and innovation. The application was accepted and the discussion will take place in Manchester, UK . The panel will present the concept of science diplomacy as perceived by different stakeholders, highlight best practices and success stories, and attempt to develop recommendations for further engagement in science diplomacy. With the panellists coming from diverse backgrounds including academia, researchers, policy makers and journalists, our aim is to address science diplomacy from different angles, regions and cultures. Dr. Joseph Shevel, President of Galilee Institute will bring the GIMI experience in the field of Education and Development. http://www.esof.eu/information/esof-in-manchester.html

GIMI at Home

This month Galilee Institute took part in the Water Technology and Environment Control Exhibition in Israel. Read more >>>

At WATEC from left to right: Ms. Elizabeth Shani, Mrs. Ruth Tzvik and Mrs. Yani Xie

Dairy Study Tour Programme Specially Developed for the National Steering Committee for Dairy, Kenya. Read more >>>

National Steering Committee for Dairy members on a study tour

Urban Environment and Social Management Training Programme Specially Developed for USMID, Uganda. Read more >>>

Uganda Municipal Infrastructure Development Programme Project (USMID) members on a study tour

A Tanzanian group from the Ministry of Finance, Financial Intelligence Unit (FIU), Bank of Tanzania and one Police officer attended Training of Anti-Money Laundering/Combating Financing of Terrorism. Read more >>>

Anti-Money Laundering/Combating Financing of Terrorism Project, Group Picture

GIMI also held a special programme on Transport Infrastructure Management for the Prime Minister's Office, Regional Administration and Local Government (PMO-RALG), Tanzania. Read more >>>

Transport Infrastructure Management Project, Group Picture

Minister of Foreign Affairs for Zambia visits Galilee Institute. Read more >>>

From Left to right: H E Martin Mwanambale, Zambia’s Ambassador to Israel Adm. (ret.) Shabtai Levy, Galilee Institute - Member of the Management Board , Dr. Joseph Shavel, President - Galilee Institute, the Honourable Mr. Harry Kalaba, Minister of Foreign Affairs for Zambia, Major General (Ret.) Dr. Baruch Levy, Chairman, Board of Trustees - Galilee Institute

Our Graduates' Accomplishments - Proud to say that you are

Wishing all the following, congratulations and good luck…

Our Second GIMI Movie Star

After we read through the many success stories from you all, we found it very difficult to choose who to film.  Here is the first second story, that we filmed, there will be more to come….Congratulations to Mr. Wilfred Mushobozi, CEO of Crop Bioscience Solutions Ltd, Tanzania:  Mr. Wilfred Mushobozi, please click  on the link to see his story...

Mr. Wilfred Mushobozi Success Story

Virginia Simushi, Senior I.C.T Officer, Ministry of Health, Lusaka, Zambia, on the birth of her handsome baby boy Michael Tebuho Djereke.

Virginia Simushi and her lovely baby boy  Michael Tebuho Djereke at the Baptism

Virginia Simushi and her lovely baby boy  Michael Tebuho Djereke in the garden

Mr. Titus Muthini Ndambuki, upon his new role as Commissioner, for the Public Service Commission  in Kenya.  Wishing him success and happiness in his new role.  After attending a programme here at GIMI, Titus decided to start a small dairy herd and has just updated me that the red cow gave birth, so he is able to supply even more milk

Mr. Titus Muthini Ndambuki and his Dairy Herd

Mr. Ndambuki's beautiful red cow that has just given birth

Mr. Charles Byajo Lema, upon his new assignment as the District Commercial Officer of Masindi District, in Mid-Western Uganda. Mr. Lema,  was also nominated as the Chairperson of the Federation of Uganda Employers for Masindi District.

Mr. Charles Byajo Lema the new District Commercial Officer of Masindi District

Prof. Mawutor Avoke, upon his appointment as Vice Chancellor of University of Education (UEW), Winneba. Ghana

Prof. Mawutor Avoke, Vice Chancellor of University of Education (UEW), Winneba

Prof. Muhammad Y. Bello, on his appointment as Vice-Chancellor of Bayero University Kano State,(BUK), Nigeria. For the news article click here

Prof. Muhammad Y. Bello, Vice Chancellor of Bayero University Kano (BUK)

Colonel Ter Tongyik Majok, Ministry for National Security Service, South Georgia and South Sudan.  Colonel Majok added, that that after receiving his Diploma in National Security from GIMI,  he got promoted to a rank of a full Colonel.



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