Promoting Cyber Security

Visitors representing seven countries will examine issues concerning cyber security risk management, ways to educate data protection, and strategies to collaborate and to counter cyber threats. International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP) Each year, over 300 professionals from around the world visit Northeast Ohio through IVLP. Sponsored by the U.S. Department of State, these visitors have […]

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Volunteerism and Civic Action

International visitors from Bahrain, Barbados, Israel, Malaysia, Nepal, Poland, Tunisia and Vietnam will travel to Cleveland to examine the impact of volunteerism in the U.S. and the role that social media plays in the volunteer efforts. Visitors will engage with several volunteer-based organizations addressing the  needs for underserved groups, homelessness, and youth outreach. Visitors will […]

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Water Resources Mangement

As efforts continue to grow to protect shared water resources that are at risk from pollution, depletion, population growth and rainfall changes, international visitors will travel to Cleveland to focus on Northeast Ohio’s experience in protecting its most valuable resource: freshwater. The visitors will examine innovative financial, scientific and technical strategies for assessing, monitoring and […]

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Jóvenes en Acción 2018

Jóvenes en Acción Host a Student from Mexico! July 21, 2018—August 2, 2018 The Cleveland Council on World Affairs is seeking internationally-minded families to host high-achieving high school students from Mexico.  Students will engage in programming during week days focused on entrepreneurship and empowering tomorrow’s leaders. This is a wonderful opportunity for families to have […]

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Human-Centered Design and Accessible Physical Environments

With the global acknowledgment of rights for persons with disabilities at an all-time high, CCWA will be hosting a multi-regional group of eleven company representatives that are dedicated to bettering the lives of people with disabilities. The tour to Cleveland will exhibit support services, education, and health for the disabled as well as laws that […]

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Social Entrepreneurship in the U.S. (Project for China)

CCWA is pleased to welcome Chinese entrepreneurs as they visit Cleveland under the International Visitor Leadership Program. Their visit will mainly focus on the role of social entrepreneurship in the United States, discovering innovative approaches to social change, and ways of using social media to drive social entrepreneurship. International Visitor Leadership (IVLP) Program Each year, […]

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Strengthening Local Government Financial Management

A group of seven financial and legal government officials from Iraq will be visiting Cleveland to address topic concerning ethical leadership, transparency, and accountability, and the best ways to efficiently manage public funds and budget at a local level. The visitors will have an opportunity to examine financial transparency best practices through workshops and meetings […]

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Towards a More Safe and Secure World: International Peace and Security

The U.S. Department of State’s Towards a More Safe and Secure World initiative brings more than 80 law enforcement, security, counternarcotic, and judicial officials from around the world to the U.S. to discuss and examine mutual threats to international peace and security. Through this initiative, CCWA will have the opportunity to host visitors from Bangladesh, […]

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Empowering Youth Through the Performing Arts

Performing artists and art promoters from Jordan, Kuwait, Mauritania, Morocco, Tunisia and Saudi Arabia will be in Cleveland to examine arts-based outreach programs for youth. Meetings and opportunities to observe arts programs with organizations such as Cleveland Public Theatre, the Center for Arts-Inspired Learning, and the Rainey Institute will expose visitors to unique arts initiatives […]

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Social Entrepreneurs in the United States (Multi-Regional Project)

This International Visitor Leadership Program project is for seven entrepreneurs and civil society leaders from Algeria, Chile, Malaysia, Nepal, Pakistan, South Africa, and United Arab Emirates. They are in Cleveland to examine sustainable social ventures that support local communities. Meetings, site visits, and volunteering opportunities will introduce the visitors to the impact local businesses have in […]

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