FHI 360 to Receive Open World’s National Grantee of Merit Award at 2018 Annual Grantee Meeting

FHI 360 to Receive Open World’s National Grantee of Merit Award at 2018 Annual Grantee Meeting

For Immediate Release

Yasmine Evans, Public Affairs Specialist at yeva@openworld.gov

WASHINGTON, D.C. —Today, Open World Leadership Center announces that FHI 360 will receive the National Grantee of Merit Award at the 2018 Annual Grantee Meeting on Monday, January 29, 2018. The National Grantee of Merit Award is awarded to an organization who has demonstrated outstanding service to Open World.

The FHI 360 team began hosting Open World delegations in 2002. FHI 360 has hosted 6,748 Open World delegates. In 2018, FHI 360 will host 276 delegates from Azerbaijan, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kosovo, Kyrgyzstan, Mongolia, Russia, Serbia, Tajikistan, Ukraine, and Uzbekistan. FHI 360’s program themes for 2018 include: Agricultural Subsidies, Best Practices for Media Professionals, Combatting Human Trafficking, Cyber-Intellectual Property Rights, Disability Advocacy and Reforms, Ecological Protection of Seaports, Education, Legislative Development, Medicine, Members of Parliament, Rule of Law, Social Entrepreneurship, Veteran Affairs, and Zoo Management.

“FHI 360 is an exceptional grantee. They excel in creating rewarding experiences for Open World delegates and ensuring Members of Congress meet these important delegations,” said Jane Sargus, Executive Director of the Open World Leadership Center. “Their project management and insight has added to the high quality programs that Open World delivers. It is an honor to award FHI 360 the National Grantee of Merit Award in acknowledgement of their service to Open World.”

"FHI 360 is honored to be recognized by the Open World Leadership Center. We share this award with the scores of community-based organizations across the United States that are so welcoming to Open World delegations,” said Patrick Fine, FHI 360’s Chief Executive Officer. “This important Congressional program builds professional and social ties that enable emerging leaders to solve some of the world's greatest challenges."

FHI 360 is a 2018 grant recipient of Open World. To learn more about Open World’s 2018 grant recipients, please view here: https://www.openworld.gov/press-releases/open-world-announces-grant-reci...


FHI 360 is a nonprofit human development organization dedicated to improving lives in lasting ways by advancing integrated, locally driven solutions. Our staff includes experts in health, education, nutrition, environment, economic development, civil society, gender, youth, research, technology, communication and social marketing — creating a unique mix of capabilities to address today’s interrelated development challenges. FHI 360 serves more than 60 countries and all U.S. states and territories. https://www.fhi360.org/