Transparency and Accountability in Government (Regional Project)

CCWA will be hosting local government officials, civil society leaders, policy analysts, and journalists from Latin America on a project exploring efforts to improve public transparency. The program will outline the role and structure of ethics in government in the United States, similarities and differences in approaches of ethical conduct between government and the private […]

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Transparency and Accountability in Government (A Project for Malaysia)

CCWA will be hosting visitors from Malaysia on a program to outline the role and structure of ethics in government in the United States, similarities and differences in approaches of ethical conduct between government and the private sector in the U.S., and the effect of transparency on trade, investment, and economic development. One specific area […]

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IVLP Gold Stars: Rosana Schaack

Ms. Rosana Schaack, an alumna from the U.S. Department of State’s IVLP exchange in 2006, will return to the U.S. as part of the “Gold Stars’: Alumni Connecting the World” program. Ms. Schaack, a native of Liberia, is the executive director of Touching Humanity in Need of Kindness (THINK), a nonprofit that focuses on the […]

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International Women of Courage

The International Women of Courage Award was established by the U.S. Department of State in 2007 to honor women who are making a substantial difference in the lives of women around the globe. It is the State Department’s only all-female award. Nominated by U.S. embassies and NGOs, the candidates are selected by the State Department […]

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Corporate Social Responsibility

Private sector support for the environment, welfare and human rights has the potential to positively impact communities and the bottom line. Visitors from Bangladesh, Cyprus, Finland, Honduras, Mexico, Morocco, and Saudi Arabia will be traveling to Cleveland to explore how corporations have given back to Northeast Ohio’s economy and environment. Additionally, conversations and a volunteer […]

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Promoting Social Change Through the Arts

Using the arts in a constructive manner for positively influencing populations and their behavior can emerge in a variety of ways. CCWA will be welcoming leaders from Algeria, Canada, India, Jamaica, Slovakia, and Suriname for a multi-regional project that will investigate social change through the arts. Participants will explore the geographic, ethnic, and religious diversity […]

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Leading and Managing Municipal Government

Six municipal mayors from Libya will be travelling to Northeast Ohio to learn how Cleveland and Cuyahoga County promote strong and accountable local government through cooperation and effective policy making. In addition to a case study highlighting reform efforts after the 2011 Cuyahoga County corruption scandal, visitors will engage local mayors and city administrators to […]

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Coalition-Building for NGOs

NGO leaders, human rights activists, civil society proponents, and foundation experts from Pakistan will be in Cleveland to explore government-civil society cooperation and how the non-profit sector promotes positive social change. Meetings, site visits, and volunteer opportunities with Northeast Ohio foundations, direct-service organizations, and NGO experts will illustrate the diversity of nonprofits in the U.S. […]

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Women as Political and Community Leaders

Women in Cleveland have long been civil rights and equal rights leaders in a wide range of fields from law and civil society to politics and aviation. In order to explore the important contributions of today’s women in both the public and private sectors, IVLP participants from Egypt, Israel, Jordan, Morocco, Saudi Arabia, and the […]

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IVLP Gold Stars – Amine Zariat

CCWA is honored to be welcoming an International Visitor Leadership Program “Gold Star”, Amine Zariat. Mr. Zariat is a former IVLP participant who is on an “Alumni Connecting the World” tour of the U.S. As the founder of the Association TIBU Maroc, he created Morocco’s first basketball academy in 2013; a Casablanca-based school that provides […]

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