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Social Issues Delegations from Azerbaijan, Georgia, and Ukraine
June 1, 2017
Westminster, CO: Azerbaijan: Environmental Campaigns/Public-Private Partnerships
Alcoa, TN: Georgia: Environmental Protection/Sustainable Development
Princeton, WV: Georgia: Sustainable Tourism
Santa Fe, NM: Ukraine: Environmental Protection
Great Falls, MT: Ukraine: Environmental Protection
Azerbaijan, Georgia, and Ukraine
Social Issues: Open World will invite mixed delegations of legislators, executive branch and NGO officials, and other community leaders to the Unites 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 specials 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 Delegation from Georgia
May 31, 2017
Baltimore, MD: Georgia: Museum/Exhibit Curation
Georgia
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 Delegations from Kazakhstan, Russia, Serbia, and Tajikistan
May 18, 2017
Helena, MT: Kazakhstan: National Parks/Parks and Recreation
Burlington, VT: Russia: Prevention of Illegal Logging/DNA Analysis
Worcester, MA: Russia: Organic Certification
Marquette, MI: Russia: Forest Management
Redding, CA: Russia: National Parks/Nature Reserve
Pittsburgh, PA: Russia: Legacy Waste Remediation
Portland, ME: Russia: Partially Grantee Nominated: Forest Management (Fire Rescue)
Little Rock, AR: Serbia: Food Security/Food Safety
Boulder, CO: Tajikistan: Ecotourism
Kazakhstan, Russia, Serbia, and Tajikistan
Social Issues: Open World will invite mixed delegations of legislators, executive branch and NGO officials, and other community leaders to the Unites 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 specials 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 Delegation from Moldova
May 15, 2017
Raleigh, NC: Moldova: Members of Parliament
Moldova
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.
Social Issues Delegations from Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Belarus, and Ukraine
May 11, 2017
Dayton, OH: Tajikistan: Mental Health and Well-being
Bemidji, MN: Turkmenistan: E-Governance for Hospitals
Salt Lake City, UT: Belarus: Rehabilitation and Ophthalmology
Roseburg, OR: Ukraine: Grantee-nominated: PTSD and Reintegration/medical Practitioners and Social Workers (Kremenchuk/Uzhhorod)
Rochester, NY: Ukraine: PTSD and Reintegration/Medical Practitioners and Social Workers (Poltava)
Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Belarus, and Ukraine
Social Issues: Open World will invite mixed delegations of legislators, executive branch and NGO officials, and other community leaders to the Unites 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 specials 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 Russia
May 6, 2017
St. Lewis, MO: Russia: Civic Education
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.
NGO Delegations from Ukraine
April 26, 2017
Santa Barbara, CA: Ukraine: Empowering NGOs/Advocacy (Yalta-planned but not possible)
Santa Cruz, CA: Ukraine: YP/Empowering NGOs/Advocacy (Alushta-planned but not possible)
Birmingham, AL: Ukraine: Grantee-nominated: Empowering NGOs/E-Governance (Vinnitsa)
Richland, WA: Ukraine: NGOs and promotion of Civil Society/Youth Development and Workers
Newton, IA: Ukraine: Empowering NGOs/Family Services (Cherkasy)
Omaha, NE: Ukraine: Empowering NGOs/Family Services
Brookings, SD: Ukraine: YP/NGOs and the Promotion of Civil Society/Youth Development and Workers
Corvallis, OR: Ukraine: Grantee-nominated: Empowering NGOs/Children with Disabilities (Uzhgorod)
Ukraine
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.
Accountable Governance Delegations from Afghanistan, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan, and Mongolia
April 22, 2017
Hartford, CT: Afghanistan, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan: Rumsfeld Fellows
Ames, IA: Afghanistan, Armenia, Georgia, Mongolia: Rumsfeld Fellows
Afghanistan, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan, and Mongolia
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 Delegations from Estonia and Kazakhstan
April 20, 2017
Jackson, MS: Estonia: Judges
Phoenix, AZ: Kazakhstan: Judges
Estonia and Kazakhstan
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.
Judicial Rule of Law Delegation from Armenia
April 19, 2017
Shreveport, LA: Armenia: Judges
Armenia
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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