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NGO Delegations from Kyrgyzstan, Serbia, and Tajikistan
April 6, 2017
Cashmere, WA: Kyrgyzstan: YP/Young Entrepreneurs
Bethlehem, PA: Serbia: Higher Education System in the U.S.
Dubuque, IA: Tajikistan: YP/Innovation, Technology, and Start-ups
Kyrgyzstan, Serbia, and Tajikistan
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.
NGO Delegation from Russia
April 5, 2017
Washington, DC: Russia: Think Tanks
Russia
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 Delegation from Kazakhstan
April 3, 2017
Birmingham, AL: Kazakhstan: Members of Parliament
Kazakhstan
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 Delegation from Kosovo, Georgia, and Ukraine
March 29, 2017
Carbondale, IL: Kosovo: Public Inclusion in the Policy Making Process (Think Tanks)
Big Canoe, GA: Georgia: YP/Entrepreneurship in Small and One-Industry Towns
Raleigh, NC: Ukraine: Academic Integrity - Secondary and Higher Education
Modesto, CA: Ukraine: Partially grantee-nominated: Academic Integrity - Secondary and Higher Education (Khmelnitsky)
Pensacola, FL: Ukraine: Role of Innovators/Entrepreneurs in Society
Appleton, WI: Ukraine: Women Technology Entrepreneurs
Kosovo, Georgia, and Ukraine
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 Delegations from Russia
March 22, 2017
Los Angeles, CA: OPORA Sister Cities/Partnerships Entrepreneurship (St. Petersburg)
San Diego, CA: OPORA Sister Cities/Partnerships Entrepreneurship (Vladivostok)
Cleveland, OH: OPORA Sister Cities/Partnerships Entrepreneurship (Volgograd)
Louisville, KY: OPORA Sister Cities/Partnerships Entrepreneurship (Perm)
Tulsa, OK: OPORA Sister Cities/Partnerships Entrepreneurship (Tyumen)
Russia
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 Mongolia
March 20, 2017
Reno, NV: Members of Parliament
Homer/Juneau, AK: 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.
Social Issues Delegation from Ukraine
March 15, 2017
Kansas City, MO: Combating Human Trafficking - Sex Trafficking and Forced Labor
Louisville, KY: Combating Human Trafficking - Sex Trafficking and Forced Labor
Fredericksburg, TX: NGOs Combating Poverty/Homelessness/Supporting Needy Children
Cincinnati, OH: Grantee-nominated: NGOs Combating Poverty/Homelessness/Supporting Needy Children
Fairfax, VA: Eqaulity Issues in Society
Jacksonville, FL: Equality Issues in Society
Akron, OH: Issues of Internally Displaced Persons
Buffalo, NY: Issues of Internally Displaced Persons
Ukraine
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 Delegation from Georgia
March 6, 2017
Raleigh, NC: Georgia: Members of Parliament
Georgia
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 Kyrgyzstan, Russia, and Tajikistan
March 2, 2017
Sparta, WI: Kyrgyzstan: Encouraging Women's STEM Education and Careers
Bedford, TX: Kyrgyzstan: Best Practices Adoption/Social Work
Kalamazoo, MI: Russia: Social Entrepreneurship for Women
Spokane, WA: Russia: Women Leaders in STEM
Maui, HI: Russia: Women Leaders in STEM
Metairie, LA: Russia: Women in Politics
Minneapolis, MN: Tajikistan: Role of Women Countering Violent Extremism
Kyrgyzstan, Russia, and 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).
Social Issues Delegations from Azerbaijan and Turkmenistan
March 1, 2017
Bedford, IN: Azerbaijan: Women Leaders in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math)
Albuquerque, NM: Turkmenistan: YP/Women Entrepreneurs
Azerbaijan and Turkmenistan
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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