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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Power Sector Modernization

With a number of cutting edge energy and power generation technologies in Northeast Ohio, Cleveland will host a group of 11 Iraqi government and energy officials who are here to gain an understanding of the United States power sector. Visitors will be exposed to infrastructure, policies, regulations, economic factors, and renewable energy technologies that are […]

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Psycho-Social Rehabilitation in the Post-Da’esh Era

This project for mental health practitioners, educators, art therapists, and Ministry officials from Iraq, will examine U.S. strategies to address the needs of youth suffering from post-traumatic stress disorders (PTSD) and shock. Visitors will meet with those support services directly working with youth who have been exposed to trauma in Cleveland, including: FrontLine Trauma Serivces, […]

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Women’s Innovations in Science and Entrepreneurship (WISE)

Cleveland Council on World Affairs is honored to the have the opportunity to once again host the Women’s Innovations in Science and Entrepreneurship (WISE) project. Three women leaders in science, engineering, and business from Iraq, Palestinian Territories, and Sudan will be in Cleveland to explore policies, organizations and educational institutions that are championing the interests […]

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Strengthening Central Banking and National Finance in Iraq

The security crisis created by ISIL, the continuing political challenges to maintain a unified Iraq, and the drop in oil prices have all contributed to increased pressure on two vital pillars of the Iraqi economy: the Central Bank of Iraq and the Ministry of Finance. This project will introduce participants to the U.S. Federal Reserve […]

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Cultural Heritage Preservation and Museum Management

Visitors will be coming to Cleveland from Iraq to explore museum maintenance and management of cultural heritage assets in the U.S., learn about the funding mechanisms that make historical and cultural sites financially viable, and investigate educational outreach strategies for developing a local support network to educate the Iraqi public about the country’s rich cultural heritage. […]

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Women in Political and Social Sectors

This project, with participants from Australia, Georgia, Lebanon, Ireland, Vietnam, Iraq, and Turkey, will examine the U.S. experience in supporting women’s contribution to the workplace and public life. Participants will examine private sector and local, state and federal government initiatives and programs that encourage women’s political participation and representation in public office.  They will also […]

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