Transparency and Accountability

CCWA will be hosting five Belarusian political scientists, researchers, bureaucratic officials, and governmental executives on an International Visitor Leadership Program exchange that aims to augment good governance practices in Belarus. The professional program in Cleveland will highlight the role of “Sunshine Laws” in promoting transparency, data sharing between public and private sectors, and best practices […]

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Industrial Development and Economic Diversification

Five delegates from Oman’s Ministry of Commerce and Industry will visit Cleveland to gain insight on the region’s economic history as a rust-belt manufacturer and Northeast Ohio’s need to reinvent itself and diversify its industries. Site visits and dialogue with manufacturers, including Timken and PolyOne, will highlight global market competitiveness. Meetings with the Cuyahoga County […]

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Rule of Law and Judicial Reform

This International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP), composed of six delegates from Egypt, will examine U.S. commitment to the promotion of transparency, ethics, and judicial independence in a democracy. Meetings and site visits will highlight the judiciary’s role in preserving democratic processes such as due process, trial by jury, right to representation and a fair trial, […]

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Accountability in Government

Five participants from Angola and one from Sao Tome and Principe are scheduled to visit Cleveland in March for a sub-regional program concerning accountability in government. The group will explore the role of media outlets, citizens, and civil society in fostering transparency and accountability in government. Furthermore, the participants will meet with the Inspector General […]

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Improving the Management of Municipal Sold Waste: A Project for Indonesia

Waste management systems are not something that is typically thought of when considering human services, yet it is critically important to any city’s infrastructure. The government of Solo City in Indonesia has been under immense pressure to improve its waste management functions and government officials will be exploring creative solutions to this topic while in […]

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Identity Politics in U.S. Elections: A Project for Canada

The Cleveland Council on World Affairs will be welcoming political operatives, observers, and analysts from Canada for a program entitled “Identity Politics in U.S. Elections”. This will be an exciting time to learn about the United States’ election process, given that visitors will be able witness Election Day firsthand and have an opportunity to participate in […]

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Civil Society Activism: A Project for Mozambique

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 […]

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Grassroots Democracy and Citizen Participation: A Project for Venezuela

The Cleveland Council on World Affairs will be welcoming visitors from Venezuela for a program entitled “Grassroots Democracy and Citizen Participation” in early October. This program will focus on how organizations, individuals, and candidates prepare for and execute campaigns on a grassroots level. The visitors will learn about civic engagement, outreach, and mobilization within the […]

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Accountability and Combating Corruption

In the midst of an economic rejuvenation from its “Rust Belt” days and an ongoing political renaissance, Cleveland has strong resources focused on all aspects of governance, ranging from promoting efficiency and transparency to the role of media in engaging the citizenry. In light of recent events, promoting transparent public relations with law enforcement officials […]

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Addressing the Needs of Underserved and At-Risk Youth

In June, CCWA welcomes 4 representatives from Venezuela to investigate, explore, and discuss issues relating to at-risk and disadvantaged youth populations. This project will highlight U.S. efforts to expand educational, social, and employment opportunities for these populations while also helping them to avoid crime, violence, substance abuse, and sub-standard academic performance. Participants will have the […]

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