November 2022 IVLP Visitors

This November, we host three in-person and one virtual delegation as part of Citizen Diplomacy Programs at WorldBoston. Check below to see where the visitors are from and what the objectives are of their visit.

HIDDEN NO MORE: EMPOWERING WOMEN LEADERS IN STEM

A Multi-Regional Project

  • Review the evolution and advancement of women in scientific research and innovation in the United States
  • Explore policies of organizations and educational institutions that champion the interest of women in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM)
  • Gain insight into the critical need for women’s involvement in the design, engineering, and implementation of scientific research, applications, solutions, and technology, including hardware and closed and open source software
  • Provide opportunities for participants to network with professional counterparts at scientific academies, associations, universities, businesses, and agencies across the U.S.
  • Examine public/private partnerships designed to accelerate student learning in STEM subjects, especially for girls from diverse backgrounds

ENHANCING LOCAL GOVERNANCE

A Project for Iraq

  • Explore strategies for providing efficient, responsive governance to address environmental, economic, and social challenges
  • Enhance understanding of the underlying principles of ethical systems for transparency and accountability in government in the United States
  • Examine the effect of transparency on trade, investment, and economic development
  • Build ties between American and Iraqi local leaders

STRENGTHENING CAPACITY OF PROVINCIAL GOVERNMENT OVERSIGHT AND FINANCE OFFICIALS

A Project for South Africa

  • Discuss best practices in the U.S. regarding municipal finance, governance, and sustainability in order to build upon participant’s legislative oversight capacity
  • Examine U.S. initiatives aimed at supporting small businesses and entrepreneurship as a catalyst for achieving economic growth and development
  • Explore local, state, and federal government oversight efforts aimed at achieving quality and cost-effective public service delivery, while combatting fraud and corruption

EDWARD R. MURROW PROGRAM FOR SYRIAN JOURNALISTS

A Virtual Project for Syria

  • Highlight the significance of a free and independent press for sound investigative journalism
  • Expose participants to the various journalism training and professional development programs
  • Review the influence and impact of the media, think tanks, trade associations and grassroots organizations on foreign policy initiatives
  • Observe operational practices, standards and institutions of the media in the United States

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