Building Civil Society: Strategies for NGO Growth and Sustainability

Visitors from Brazil will travel to Cleveland to explore the diversity of the non-profit sector in the U.S. and the dynamic relationships between business, government, and non-governmental organizations. In order to gain insight into nonprofit management and capacity building, visitors will engage in a workshop in addition to meetings with the Cleveland Foundation, Urban League, […]

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Empowering Minority Groups

Four visitors from Moldova will be in the U.S. to explore initiatives to promote and protect human rights; learn about political perspectives on current and pending efforts to ensure minority rights; examine efforts to protect minority youth; and be introduced to programs that promote civic responsibility and assist minority citizens in marginalized communities. International Visitor […]

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After-School Programming in STEAM

Six librarians and educators from Egypt will be in the U.S. to explore out-of-school learning environments and the most modern educational and instructional techniques that accelerate student learning in STEAM subjects. A program in Cleveland will focus on curriculum development and methodology and integrating youth services into schools and public libraries. International Visitor Leadership (IVLP) […]

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Ending Gender-Based Violence

International visitors will travel to Cleveland to review best practices in providing care to victims of violence and the legal process for prosecuting and trying domestic violence cases in court. Meetings and in-depth discussions with social service agencies, healthcare facilities, law enforcement, and domestic relations courts will highlight efforts to prevent gender-based violence and enhance […]

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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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Sustainable Connectivity: Port Infrastructure

Over $3 billion worth of economy activity is tied to the Port of Cleveland. Through the International Visitor Leadership Program, port operators, managers, and engineers from Indonesia will have an opportunity to visit Cleveland’s freshwater port and examine effective management of port operations. Visitors will also meet with developers and trade experts to see firsthand […]

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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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Creative Economy and Entrepreneurship Incubators

After facing economic hardship with the decline of its traditional steel making and manufacturing industries, Cleveland today has transformed itself into a hub for entrepreneurship. As a result, a group of Indonesian entrepreneurs and business leaders will travel to Cleveland to learn about small business development and innovative economic practices. Visitors will explore sites like […]

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U.S. Justice System: Protecting Women and Children

Guaranteeing the legal rights of women and children remains a top human rights concern for governments around the world. This multi-regional IVLP exchange featuring 20 law enforcement, governmental, and human rights officials will examine the legal structures that the U.S. judicial system has in place to protect women and children. Meetings with the U.S. Attorney’s […]

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