Makers: Women Creativity, Innovation and Entrepreneurship

CCWA is excited to be hosting 10 Egyptian educators and technology leaders who are promoting the Maker Movement in Egypt. This project focuses on highlighting how the Maker Movement encourages collaboration and empowerment of women in schools and businesses. As the home of notable makerspaces, including Think[Box] at Case Western Reserve University, visitors will have […]

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Development of Industry in the Era of Information Revolution

Based upon the rapidly growing biotechnology and medical startup sectors, international visitors from Japan will have an opportunity to see firsthand the impact tech innovation has had on industry in Cleveland. Delegates will have an opportunity to connect with the anchor institutions, such as the Cleveland Clinic, that provide the means for innovations to flourish. […]

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Entrepreneurship and Start-Up Development: A Project for Vietnam

The Silicon Valley based “500 Startups” estimates that 1,000 or more start-up companies launch in Vietnam every year. The entrepreneurial culture is so strong in urban centers like Ho Chi Minh City and Hanoi, in fact, that it has prompted some scholars and businesspeople to wonder whether Vietnam will become the next Silicon Valley (according […]

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Women in Entrepreneurship

The Cleveland Council on World Affairs looks forward to hosting five women from Saudi Arabia this April for the program “Women in Entrepreneurship.” This networking-focused program will bring visitors with vast business and entrepreneurship experience to Cleveland to meet other women in their fields of expertise. During their time in Cleveland, visitors will also participate in […]

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Education in the Digital Age

Technological advances have the potential to greatly expand academic opportunities and the educational achievement critical to social and economic development.  This project will allow visitors from Afghanistan, Bangladesh, India, Iraq, Mexico, Saudi Arabia, and South Africa to examine how technology is changing the face of U.S. educational processes. The group’s visit to the U.S. will […]

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Taking a Tech Startup to the Next Level

According to the Center on Education and the Workforce, 8 million new jobs will be available in the Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics, and Medicine (STEMM) related fields by 2018. Cleveland will be a major player in providing STEM-related jobs, as the City is home to numerous tech startups, accelerators and incubators, STEM high schools, and […]

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Science and Technology Education in the U.S.

Cleveland is gaining national recognition for its achievements in transitioning the Cleveland Metropolitan School District into a hub for public STEM oriented schools such as the Cleveland Early College at John Hay School, John Marshall High School, and MC2 STEM High School. Coming to Cleveland to learn about the City’s success with STEM school promotion and […]

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Global Economic Cooperation and Recovery

CCWA will host a group from multiple countries to learn about fostering economic renewal in depressed and blighted areas, along with local policy responses to global economic trends. They will also examine how to connect university-level research, development, and innovation to economic growth. International Visitors Program  Each year, over 300 professionals from around the world […]

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Young Leaders: NGOs and Civic Activism

An IVLP group from Pakistan will visit Cleveland to learn how business and technology professionals support non-profits, the performing arts, and volunteer management.

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