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Civil Society Activism: A Project for Mozambique
November 6, 2016 - November 12, 2016
Creating a healthy multicultural city requires civic engagement to promote ethics, civil rights, and tolerance. That is why the Cleveland Council on World Affairs is proud to welcome visitors from Mozambique for a program entitled “Civil Society Activism” in early November. This program will focus on expanding civil society, promoting democracy, and advancing an engaged citizenry. Visitors will examine how schools, extracurricular activities, community organizations, and secular and faith based groups promote effective community and civic engagement. The visitors will have a fantastic opportunity to witness firsthand the United States electoral process, as they will be in Cleveland on Election Day and participate in get out the vote efforts. Throughout their visit, the Mozambicans will learn to about volunteer recruitment, training, and management, as well as the development of grassroots and community leaders. With this experience, our visitors will return to Mozambique prepared to promote civil society and grassroots activism.
International Visitor Leadership (IVLP) Program
Each year, over 250 professionals from around the world visit Northeast Ohio through IVLP. Sponsored by the U.S. Department of State, these visitors have been identified by U.S. embassies as emerging leaders in their fields. Over 50 Nobel Laureates and 335 current or former Chiefs of State or Heads of Government are alumni of this program.
By connecting with foreign leaders we strengthen Northeast Ohio’s commercial, cultural, and educational ties with the rest of the world. For more information, contact Katie Ferman, Program Officer, at firstname.lastname@example.org or click here. To get involved as a Citizen Diplomat, click here.