UN development chief wraps up official visit to Israel

24 Feb 2014

Jerusalem – United Nations Development Programme Administrator (UNDP) Helen Clark wrapped up an official visit to Israel last week which focused on that country’s development priorities and how its experiences could be shared with developing countries.
 
During her visit, Helen Clark met with President Shimon Peres, Ambassador Daniel Carmon, Deputy Director General of the Foreign Minister and Head of MASHAV, Israel’s Agency for International Development Co-operation, and other senior Israeli officials, and she laid a wreath at the Yad Vashem Holocaust museum.
 
Helen Clark also met with participants from Africa, primarily women, in a course sponsored by UNDP and MASHAV aimed at helping to boost Africa’s agricultural potential. She also spoke to entrepreneurs from Israel and other countries at the ID² – Israeli Designed International Development about how their innovations could boost development around the world.
 
“I was inspired by the presentations the young innovators made to me. There were  great ideas ranging from technology innovation and application to ways of getting better co-ordination between development actors. development solutions, Helen Clark said.
 
She also visiting the Jerusalem Venture Partners’ headquarters, a leading venture capital fund focusing on start-up tech companies.
 
Prior to visiting Israel, Helen Clark visited UNDP’s Programme of Assistance to the Palestinian People.

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