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Accountable Governance Delegations from Russia and Tajikistan
March 3, 2016
Oak Ridge, TN: Russia: Young Professionals and Women Entrepreneurs
Dubuque, IA: Russia: Young Professionals and Women Entrepreneurs
Elko, NV: Russia: Young Professionals and Women Entrepreneurs
Metairie, LA: Russia: Entrepreneurs (Novosibirsk)
Dobbs Ferry, NY: Tajikistan: Young Professionals and Women Entrepreneurs

Accountable Governance: Local programs on accountable governance emphasize the legislative process, administrative capacity-building, transparency, service delivery, financing of government services, media relations, community development, and environmental management.

Accountable Governance Delegation from Mongolia
February 24, 2016
Honolulu, HI: Mongolia: Members of Parliament
Mongolia

Accountable Governance – Role of Legislatures: Programming for the legislator delegations allows the delegates to meet with their American counterparts; attend committee meetings and legislative sessions; and learn how their counterparts interact with relevant executive agencies, advocacy groups, and constituents. Programming for the “mixed” delegations of legislators, legislative staff, and legislative administrators focuses on the operations of a legislature, on how legislatures receive independent information and analysis to support decision-making, and on constituent services.

Accountable Governance Delegations from Ukraine
February 24, 2016
Cheyenne, WY: Ukraine: Role of Legislature and Center-Periphery Relations
Lincoln, NE: Ukraine: Legislature Development and Health
Richmond, VA: Ukraine: Legislature Development and Education
Ukraine

Accountable Governance – Role of Legislatures: Programming for the legislator delegations allows the delegates to meet with their American counterparts; attend committee meetings and legislative sessions; and learn how their counterparts interact with relevant executive agencies, advocacy groups, and constituents. Programming for the “mixed” delegations of legislators, legislative staff, and legislative administrators focuses on the operations of a legislature, on how legislatures receive independent information and analysis to support decision-making, and on constituent services.

Accountable Governments Delegations from Georgia, Kyrgyzstan and Ukraine
February 18, 2016
Atlanta, GA: Georgia: Role of Local Legislature and Staff
Phoenix, AZ: Kyrgyzstan: Role of Local Legislature and Staff
Orem, UT: Ukraine: Legislature and Staff Development
Santa Fe, NM: Ukraine: Legislature and Staff Development
Little Rock, AR: Ukraine: Legislature Development and Anti-Corruption
Georgia, Kyrgyzstan, Ukraine

Accountable Governance – Role of Legislatures: Programming for the legislator delegations allows the delegates to meet with their American counterparts; attend committee meetings and legislative sessions; and learn how their counterparts interact with relevant executive agencies, advocacy groups, and constituents. Programming for the “mixed” delegations of legislators, legislative staff, and legislative administrators focuses on the operations of a legislature, on how legislatures receive independent information and analysis to support decision-making, and on constituent services.

Accountable Governance Delegation from Serbia
January 25, 2016
Columbus, OH: Members of Parliament
Serbia

Accountable Governance – Role of Legislatures: Programming for the legislator delegations allows the delegates to meet with their American counterparts; attend committee meetings and legislative sessions; and learn how their counterparts interact with relevant executive agencies, advocacy groups, and constituents. Programming for the “mixed” delegations of legislators, legislative staff, and legislative administrators focuses on the operations of a legislature, on how legislatures receive independent information and analysis to support decision-making, and on constituent services.

Rural Economies, Investment and Urban Renewal from Serbia
December 2, 2015
Appletown, WS: Serbia: Job Creation for Rural Economies
Baltimore, MD: Serbia: Developing Tools to Attract Foreign Direct Investment
Jackson, MS: Serbia: Developing Tools to Attract Foreign Direct Investment
TBD: Serbia: Urban Renewal
Serbia
• Accountable Governance: Local programs on accountable governance emphasize the legislative process, administrative capacity-building, transparency, service delivery, financing of government services, media relations, community development, and environmental management.
Civil Society Monitoring, Oversight of the Judiciary and Free Legal Aid from Ukraine
November 11, 2015
Scituate, RI: Ukraine: Civil Society Monitoring andOversight of the Judiciary
Santa Cruz, CA: Ukraine: Free Legal Aid
Ukraine
• Judicial Rule of Law: Delegates explore U.S. approaches to court proceedings, the jury-trial process, the adversarial system, plea-bargaining, alternative dispute resolution, law enforcement and corrections practices, and the legislative process. Other possible topics include judicial independence, judicial ethics, juvenile justice practices, financial dispute resolution, bankruptcy proceedings, and judicial administration. Delegations usually meet with federal, state, and/or (if applicable) local legislators or their staff to discuss judiciary-related legislative issues and funding. • Civic Rule of Law: Programs aimed at legal professionals in the fields of legal education, juvenile justice, and legal advocacy for underserved populations should provide delegates with the opportunity to see how these issues are dealt with in the United States at the national level and enable the delegates to explore these issues in-depth with their American counterparts at the local level.
Russian Sister Cities
October 28, 2015
Durham, NC: Russia: Young Professionals (Kostroma)
Louisville, KY: Russia: Young Professionals (Perm)
Cleveland, OH: Russia: Young Professionals (Volgograd)
Stevens Point, WI: Russia: Young Professionals (Rostov)
Duluth, MN: Russia: Young Professionals (Petrozavodsk)
Portland, ME: Russia: Young Professionals (Arkhangelsk)
Lee's Summit, MO: Young Professionals (Novosibirsk)
Rochester, NY: Substance Abuse (Novgorod)
Russia
• Accountable Governance: Local programs on accountable governance emphasize the legislative process, administrative capacity-building, transparency, service delivery, financing of government services, media relations, community development, and environmental management. • Social Issues: Open World will invite mixed delegations of legislators, executive branch and NGO officials, and other community leaders to the United States to see how their counterparts here work to address social services delivery and funding issues. Programs should enable delegates to learn on-site about the operations, structure, and funding of leading public and private social service agencies; job-shadow their professional counterparts; meet with legislators and legislative staff to discuss social services issues, legislation, and funding; and meet with NGO leaders who work with or advocate for special populations (e.g., disabled, elderly, or economically disadvantaged citizens; adoptive families and children in the foster care system; abused, neglected, or abandoned children; victims of domestic violence; substance abusers; and those with life-threatening diseases and conditions).
Young Professionals from Ukraine and Azerbaijan
October 21, 2015
Louisville, KY: Ukraine: HIV/AIDS Prevention - Young Professionals
Chicago, IL: Ukraine: HIV/AIDS Prevention - Young Professionals
Rochester, NY: Ukraine: Refugee and Internally Displaced Persons - Young Professionals
Redding, CA: Ukraine: Protection of Children's Rights - Young Profesionals
Milwaukee, WI: Ukraine: Protection of Children's Rights - Young Professionals
Pensacola, FL: Ukraine: Young NGO Leaders
Buffalo, NY: Azerbaijan: Refugees and IDPs
Ukraine, Azerbaijan
• Social Issues: Open World will invite mixed delegations of legislators, executive branch and NGO officials, and other community leaders to the United States to see how their counterparts here work to address social services delivery and funding issues. Programs should enable delegates to learn on-site about the operations, structure, and funding of leading public and private social service agencies; job-shadow their professional counterparts; meet with legislators and legislative staff to discuss social services issues, legislation, and funding; and meet with NGO leaders who work with or advocate for special populations (e.g., disabled, elderly, or economically disadvantaged citizens; adoptive families and children in the foster care system; abused, neglected, or abandoned children; victims of domestic violence; substance abusers; and those with life-threatening diseases and conditions). • Accountable Governance: Local programs on accountable governance emphasize the legislative process, administrative capacity-building, transparency, service delivery, financing of government services, media relations, community development, and environmental management.
Specialized Rule of Law from Turkey
October 12, 2015
Knoxville, TN: Turkey: Specialized Rule of Law
Raleigh, NC: Turkey Specialized Rule of Law
Turkey
• Judicial Rule of Law: Delegates explore U.S. approaches to court proceedings, the jury-trial process, the adversarial system, plea-bargaining, alternative dispute resolution, law enforcement and corrections practices, and the legislative process. Other possible topics include judicial independence, judicial ethics, juvenile justice practices, financial dispute resolution, bankruptcy proceedings, and judicial administration. Delegations usually meet with federal, state, and/or (if applicable) local legislators or their staff to discuss judiciary-related legislative issues and funding.

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