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Accountable Governance Delegations from Azerbaijan, Macedonia, Kazakhstan, and Serbia
October 29, 2014
Omaha, NE: Elections (Azerbaijan)
Phoenix, AZ: Elections (Kazakhstan)
Big Canoe, GA: Elections ( Macedonia and 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.
Accountable Governance, Civic Rule of Law, and NGO Development Delegations from Ukraine
October 22, 2014
Dover, NH: Federalism
Prarie Villages, KS: Federalism
Florence, SC: Agriculture
Dobbs Ferry, NY: Civic Rule of Law, Civil Society Monitoring and Oversight of Judiciary
Buffalo, NY: NGO Development, Protection of Refugees and Internally Dispalce Persons, Crimean Tartars
Council Bluffs, IA: Heath, HIV/AIDS Prevention
Lincroft, NJ: Heath, HIV/AIDS Prevention
Rice Lake, WI: NGO Development, Youth 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. 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. 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.
Rumsfeld Foundation Delegation from Central Asia
October 18, 2014
Denver, CO: Rumsfeld Fellows (Afghanistan, Armenia, Kazakhstan, Mongolia, Turkmenistan)
Cleveland, OH: Rumsfeld Fellows (Afghanistan, Georgia, Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan)
Accountable Governance Delegation from Mongolia
October 17, 2014
Seattle, WA: Young 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.
Rule of Law Delegations from Kosovo, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, and Russia
October 16, 2014
Des Moines, IA: Judicial Rule of Law (Kosovo)
New Haven, CT: Judicial Rule of Law (Kyrgyzstan)
Raleigh, NC: Judicial Rule of Law (Moldova)
Oklahoma City, OK: Civic Rule of Law (Russia)
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.
Social Issues and NGO Development Delegations from Tajikistan
October 9, 2014
Orem, UT: Youth Government Leaders
Albuquerque, NM: NGO Development
Burlington, VT: Disability Rights and Inclusive Education
Granada Hills, CA: Youth Empowerment Programs
Tulsa, OK: Migrant Health
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). 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, Accountable Governance, and Civic Rule of Law Delegations from Ukraine
October 1, 2014
Bakersfield, CA: Civic Rule of Law
Great Falls, MT: Telemedicine
Jacksonville, FL: Telemedicine
Boston, MA: Legislators
Milwaukee, WI: Legislators and Social Services
Marshfield, WI: Legislators and Education
Cleveland, OH: Education and Innovation
Newton, IA: Education and Innovation
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 – 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. 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.
Accountable Governance Delegation from Moldova
September 24, 2014
Greensboro, NC: Blogging for Democracy
Syracuse, NY: Cultivating a Vibrant Media Environment
Kernersville, NC: Equal Opportunity Enforcement
Seattle, WA: Civil Society's Watchdog Role
Raleigh, NC: Crackdown on Financial Crimes
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 Georgia
September 17, 2014
Phoenix, AZ: Politcal Party Leaders
LaCrosse, WI: Civil Service Reform
Detroit, MI: Civic/General Rule of Law
Atlanta, GA: Civic/General Rule fo Law
Santa Cruz, CA: Equality Under the Law
Savannah, GA: Civic Education
Charlotte, NC: Disability Awareness/ Advocacy/ Global Health Security
Chicago, IL: Religious Tolerance
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.
Judicial Rule of Law Delegation from Turkey
September 17, 2014
Frankfort, KY: Judicial Rule of Law
Arlington, VA: Judicial Rule of Law
Burlington, VT: Judicial Rule of Law
San Diego, CA: Judicial Rule of Law
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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