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Alumni Newsletter November 2014 - January 2015

Alumni Newsletter November 2014 - January 2015

Dearest Alumni Family,

I just wanted to start by wishing everyone a Happy, Peaceful, Healthy, Successful and Exciting 2015.

Thank you all so much for your kind comments and latest contributions to the Newsletter.

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 of the news, but please make sure that you click READ MORE, as there you will find many photographs and information.

Warmest regards from all here,




GIMI Overseas


Dr. Nathan Tirosh, Dean of Galilee Institute in Nigeria. The Federal University of Technology, Akure (FUTA), in a bid to mobilise critical stakeholders and effectively implement its vision and mission, delivered a brainstorm workshop on 'FUTA Strategic Plan 2015-2020' Read more >>>

Dr. Nathan Tirosh arriving at FUTA

8th International Conference – WARIMA. Dr. Joseph Shevel, President of Galilee Institute was invited to be the Opening Keynote Speaker at the 8th International Conference of the West African Research and Innovation Management Association (WARIMA). Read more >>>

Dr. Joseph Shevel at the 8th WARIMA Conference

The Director of GIMI's Centre for Higher Education, Ms. Carina Baum, was invited to give two lectures in Africa, her home away from home, this time in Nigeria. Read more >>>

Dear graduate and host Prof. Igbekele Amos Ajibefun, Rector - Rufus Giwa Polytechnic

Dr. Joseph Shevel, was invited to lecture at the Federal University of Technology (FUTO), Owerri, Nigeria. Read more >>>

Dr. Shevel appears on the Convocation Sign at FUTO


The University for Development Studies entered into an agreement with the Galilee International Management Institute (GIMI), based in Israel, to undertake a joint medical programme to provide quality teaching and learning in the area of medical training to students within the West Africa sub-region and beyond. Read more >>>

Graduates that attended the inauguration in Ghana, with HE Ambassador

A Seminar on Infections Diseases was arranged and delivered by Galilee Institute, in response to the Ebola Crises. The Network Representative who facilitated the programme was GIMI Graduate, Mrs. Adelaide Akowuah Bunatal.  The two-day seminar was held between 17th and 18th December at GIMPA in Accra. The Director General of the Ghana Health Service (GHS) Dr. Ebenezer Appiah-Dankyirah, also a graduate of GIMI, expressed the hope that the seminar would bring out best practices from across the world to help informed decisions related to the management of infectious diseases in the country. http://graphic.com.gh/news/general-news/35669-seminar-on-infectious-disease-opens.html

Prof. Manfred Green representing GIMI with GIMI Graduate Dr. Ebenenzer Appiah-Dankyirah, Director General of Ghana Health Services

The Seychelles

Livestock farmers from throughout Seychelles took part in a week long agribusiness training programme conducted in Seychelles by facilitators from the Agriculture and Environment Training Centre of Galilee International Management Institute. Read more >>>

AETC agribusiness training in Seychelles

The Far East

GIMI President, Dr. Joseph Shevel, Chairman Major General (Ret.) Dr. Baruch Levy and GIMI Board Member Mr. Amnon Stern, travelled to the Far East this October.

Dr. Joseph Shevel, Dr. Soubam Iboyaima Singh and Maj. Gen. Dr. Baruch Levy

GIMI Graduates Battling the Ebola Crisis in Liberia
November: The Reverend Rita Townshend, a GIMI graduate sent us this update on Ebola and how they are trying to fight the disease

Fighting Ebola


Our Sympathies and Condolences to the family, friends and colleagues of GIMI Graduate Dr. George Liabwa, Provincial Medical Officer for the Northern Province of Zambia who passed away on the 10th of November, 2014. Thoughts and prayers to you all at this sad time.

GIMI at Home

A group made up of officials from Lagos EPA, Metropolitan Area Transport Authority and Environmental Laboratories, Nigeria recently attended a tailor made Air Monitoring study tour at Galilee International Management Institute. Read more >>>

Air Monitoring Training at AETC Group Picture

Participants of the 2014 Joint Executive DBA programme have successfully completed the second phase of the EDBA programme, consisting of 2 seminars over a period of 9 days which took place at Galilee International Management Institute. Read more >>>

Joint Executive DBA programme group picture

GIMI President, Dr.  Joseph Shevel, Chairman Major General (Ret.) Dr. Baruch Levy and GIMI Board Member Mr. Amnon Stern, travelled to the Far East this October.GIMI had the honour of hosting a VIP Delegation of  Presidents and Vice Chancellors from Universities in Botswana, Ethiopia, Ghana, Nigeria, Senegal, South Sudan, Swaziland and Zambia. Read more >>>

VIP Delegation of Presidents and Vice Chancellors with GIMI staff

Nigerian Army Spokesman, Maj. Gen. Christopher  Olukolade, currently a participant at Galilee Institute's, met with GIMI lecturer Brig. Gen. (Res.) E. Lapid, a former IDF Spokesman. The Army Spokesmen Meeting Read more >>>

Nigerian Army Spokesman, Maj. Gen. Christopher  Olukolade and  Brig. Gen. (Res.) E. Lapid

GIMI was honoured by a visit from HE Jaideep Sarkar, Ambassador, Indian Embassy in Israel, Read more >>>

Dr. Joseph Shevel, HE Jaideep Sarkar and Mrs. Shoshi Norman

GIMI Graduates are really going places: our warmest congratulations to:

Dr. Lennie B. Kyomuhangi-Igbodipe of Kenya, on her appointment  as the Interim CEO for Amref Health Africa in Nairobi. This is the most executive senior position in Amref Health Africa.

Dr. Lennie B. Kyomuhangi-Igbodipe

Brig. Gen. Adeyinka Famadewa, faculty member of the National Defence College in Abuja, on his promotion from Colonel, to Brigadier General last year.

Brig. Gen. Famadewa

Mrs. Annet Kembundu Atuhurire from Uganda on her wedding

Atuhurire Annet't beautiful wedding

Mr. Maxwell Rutizirira, upon his promotion to Finance Director of the Harare Institute of Technology, Zimbabawe

Mr. Joseph (Joe) Mensah from Ghana on the publication and book launch of his memoirs 'Reflections on my Road'

Joe Mensah's Book - Reflections on my Road

Mr. Thomas Kaydor Jr., from Liberia, on the publication of his book: Liberian Democracy: A Critique of the Principle of Checks and Balances by Thomas Kaydor Jr.

Mr. Peter and Mrs. Betty Chege (both are graduates of GIMI).  They combined their experience in Israel and have created a 10 acre farm in Nyeri County, Kenya. It was arid and semi-arid land in 2006 and is now a model farm as regards to agriforestation. Plans for a medium dairy unit are also on their way to being completed. Welcome to "Woodvalle Farm". Woodvalle Farm - the story

Woodvalle Farm, Nyeri County, Kenya

Professor Hamza Mani Bello upon his promotion to Professor at the Department of Agronomy, Faculty of Agriculture, Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, Nigeria. Professor Bello, is also a successful farmer, now producing over 200 bags of rice, maize, sorghum and cowpea per season.

Professor Hamza Mani Bello

Mr. Fabian Ambrose Nyang'oro, from Tanzania, on his own initiative to provide knowledge and driving awareness to drivers and bus owners as a strategy to minimise traffic accidents.

Mr. Fabian Ambrose Nyang'oro

Professor Faustine K. Bee, from Tanzania on his new role as Acting Vice Chancellor, and the recognition of  Moshi Co-operative University (MoCU), Moshi, Tanzania, as a fully-fledged University.

Prof . Faustine K  Bee

Mr. Chaiyavoot  Jarntorn upon his promotion to Governor of Mahasarakham Province, Thailand

Govenor Chaiyavoot Jarntorn



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