Global Health – Building Country Capacity

This project is promoting international cooperation on the common challenges facing the global community in preventing, treating, and managing health problems affecting general populations, such as infectious diseases, cancer, stroke, heart disease, diabetes and HIV-related illnesses.  A diverse group of healthcare professionals from Guinea, Iraq, Nigeria, Palestinian Territories, Panama, Saudi Arabia, Republic of South Sudan, Uganda and Yemen […]

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Entrepreneurship: Expanding the Small Business Network of the Americas

Visitors from Chile, Dominican Republic, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico and Venezuela will examine the impact of American small businesses on the local, regional, national and global economies.  Of particular focus will be: public-private partnerships and the variety of mechanisms to assist small businesses with capital, credit, training, and support at the federal, state, local and grassroots levels; trends in […]

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Health Challenges in Kuwait

With approximately 75% of the Kuwait population categorized as either overweight or obese, 25% of the population suffering from Type 2 diabetes, and heart disease and other non-communicable diseases on the rise, Kuwait’s healthcare system faces serious challenges. This project, with visitors from Kuwait, will share how the U.S. public and private sectors are combating non-communicable diseases […]

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Economic Development: Creating the Right Conditions for Investment and Entrepreneurship

Representatives from Bosnia and Herzegovina will explore examples of successful economic development programs in the United States, especially through legislative or executive actions that fostered a positive climate for investment and entrepreneurship.  The group will observe how cities and states that have lost factories and manufacturing jobs re-develop their economies by focusing on other sectors. International […]

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State and Local Governments

Cleveland will host international visitors from Argentina, Botswana, Liberia, Republic of Korea, Spain, and Tajikistan.  The goal of the project is to introduce the structures and functions of the U.S. federalist system of government, with emphasis on the division of authority and responsibility between federal, state, and local governments; International Visitor Leadership (IVLP) Program Each […]

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Volunteerism in the U.S.

Visitors from Guinea-Bissau, Malawi, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Sri Lanka and Yemen are coming to Cleveland to examine the impact of volunteerism in U.S. communities and how volunteers are inspired to help foster a culture of service, civic involvement and responsibility.  By sharing best practices, and opportunities to volunteer, participants will better understand the importance of volunteerism […]

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Climate Change and Green Energy

Nine visitors from China are coming to Cleveland to address resource management and environmentally conscious government, NGOs, and private companies.  Our guests will b examining the importance of transparency in building public support for pollution control green initiatives and exploring alternative development paths that grow the economy while preserving natural resources. International Visitor Leadership (IVLP) […]

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Workforce Development through the Community College Model

Visitors from Brazil, Cambodia, Dominican Republic, Egypt, Nepal, Saudi Arabia, and South Africa are coming to Cleveland to partake in dialogue about the challenges of reducing unemployment while addressing the issue of critical shortages in skilled U.S. employees in manufacturing, technology, healthcare, and other fields.  Their program will highlight the changing nature of jobs, work, […]

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Regional Revitalization through Entrepreneurship and Innovation

This project, with 9 representatives from the Czech Republic, will focus on a broad and balanced range of perspectives for fostering innovation and entrepreneurship in the United States. The group will look at the “Cleveland Model” of how to foster innovation and creativity, commercialization of academic and scientific research, and the work of innovation centers (such […]

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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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