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Accountable Governance & Social Issues for delegations from Kazakhstan, Kosovo, Tajikistan, Ukraine
March 5, 2015
Dobbs Ferry, NY: Kosovo: Young Women Leaders
Boulder, CO: Tajikistan: Health Care for Women
Mauston, WI: Kazakhstan: Women Entrepreneurs
Detroit, MI: Ukraine: Perinatal Care – Young Professionals
Corvallis, OR: Ukraine: Perinatal Care – Young Professionals
Kazakhstan, Kosovo, Tajikistan, Ukraine
• 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).
Social Issues Delegations from Russia and Tajikistan
February 26, 2015
Ossining, NY: Russia: Substance Abuse Prevention
Hickory, NC: Russia: Substance Abuse Prevention
Rochester, NY: Russia: Engaging Troubled Youth
Santa Fe, NM: Tajikistan: Domestic Violence Prevention
Albuquerque, NM: Tajikistan: Youth Empowerment Programs
Russia, Tajikistan
• 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 Delegations from Armenia, Kosovo, Tajikistan
February 19, 2015
Little Rock, AR: Armenia: Local Administrators
Boston, MA: Kosovo: Municipal Budgeting
Granada Hills, CA: Kosovo: Minority Relations at Municipal Level
Bedford, TX: Tajikistan: Local Tax and Service Delivery
Huntsville, AL: Tajikistan: E-governance and Transparency
Armenia, Kosovo, Tajikistan
• 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 Ukraine
February 11, 2015
Modesto, CA: Ukraine: Role of Legislature, Young Professionals
Atlanta, GA: Ukraine: Role of Legislature, Young Professionals
Lincoln, NE: Ukraine: Role of Legislature/Education Issues, Young Professionals
Asheville, NC: Ukraine: Role of Legislature/Health Issues, Young Professionals
Tallahassee, FL: Ukraine: Role of Legislature/Health Issues, Young Professionals
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.
Women in Science & Technology from Kyrgyzstan
February 4, 2015
Raleigh, NC: Kyrgyz: Women in Science & Technology
Kyrgyzstan
Local Programming will focus on bringing the scientists together with counterparts in North Carolina and understanding how the Research Triangle developed.
Georgia and Kyrgyzstan Legislative Development/Parliamentary Staffers
January 28, 2015
Richmond, VA: Georgians: Legislative Development
Salt Lake City, UT: Kyrgyz: Parliamentary Staffers
Helena, MT: Kyrgyz: Parliamentary Staffers
Georgia and Kyrgyzstan
• 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.
Young Professionals Delegation from Ukraine
December 3, 2014
Pittsfield, MI
Sebastopol, CA
Baltimore, MD
Palatine, IL: NGO Development
Des Moines, IA: NGO Development
Pensacola, FL: NGO Development
Birmingham, AL
Salt Lake City, UT: NGO Development
Nonproliferation Delegation from Kazakhstan
November 12, 2014
Albuquerque, NM: Nonproliferation
Accountable Governance Delegation from Russia
November 8, 2014
Chicago, IL: American Federalism and U.S. Public Policy
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, NGO Development, and Social Issues Delegations from Ukraine
November 5, 2014
Arlington, VA: Education and Innovation
Roseburg, OR: Education and Innovation
Pittsburgh, PA: Education and Innovation
Rochester, NY: Education and Innovation
Cincinatti, OH: Accountable Governance
Toledo, OH: Accountable Governance - Women Leaders
Longview, TX: Accountable Governance
Longmont, CO: NGO Development - Women in Society
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. NGO Development: Local programs should enable delegates to observe firsthand how the nongovernmental sector works in the United States and how NGOs cooperate with the government, the private sector, their local communities, and each other to serve citizens. Delegations should visit successful NGOs, including interest/advocacy groups, and examine NGO fundraising activities, member recruitment, public relations, legislative advocacy and other outreach efforts, and overall program and financial management methods. Delegations also should visit government agencies that fund or otherwise collaborate with NGOs, and should investigate all aspects of government-NGO relations, including the legislative process. 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).

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