Regional Project: Cross Border Trade
Sep
6
to Sep 11

Regional Project: Cross Border Trade

This project is designed to strengthen economic cooperation and trade relationships between Afghanistan and Uzbekistan. Participants will examine domestic and international economic forces that influence U.S. trade policy and the policy-making process and the ideal conditions and challenges integral to facilitating and sustaining cross-border commerce. 

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Regional Project: WEAmericas Program for Women Entrepreneurs
Jun
9
to Jun 13

Regional Project: WEAmericas Program for Women Entrepreneurs

This project focuses on expanding social and economic opportunities for women entrepreneurs. Participants will examine ways in which the U.S. fosters the advancement of women in business. Visitors will explore the variety of mentorship, job shadowing, education, and skills-development programs offered by government, universities, corporations, and private associations to prepare women for leadership roles. 

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Libya: Women in Leadership
May
12
to May 16

Libya: Women in Leadership

Female leaders and advocates from Libya will explore government and private sector initiatives that encourage women to pursue leadership positions at the federal, state, local, and community level. Participants will examine key laws, policies, and societal changes spearheaded by women. 

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Philippines "Women Leaders"
Mar
18
to Mar 21

Philippines "Women Leaders"

Five visitors from the Philippines will visit Kansas City to gain an understanding of how social programs, including education, health, poverty, employment, and environment stabilize communities. They will also look at women's empowerment programs and meet with prominent local female leaders. 

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Multi-Regional Project "NGO Management"
Mar
17
to Mar 21

Multi-Regional Project "NGO Management"

Visitors from Germany, Ireland, Kenya, Mexico, Thailand, and Turkey will travel to Lawrence, Kansas to examine innovative NGO, nonprofit, public service, and advocacy organization management strategies. They will learn about how these entities strengthen leadership, employing volunteers, utilize social media, and further their missions. 

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Multi-Regional Project "Science and Technology Entrepreneurship"
Mar
11
to Mar 14

Multi-Regional Project "Science and Technology Entrepreneurship"

This project will explore models of technology commercialization in the United States and ways to successfully transfer scientific discoveries and technical breakthroughs to market. Participants will explore legal and regulatory frameworks as well as management and marketing strategies used to assess and develop innovations in diverse sectors such as agricultural technology, information and telecommunications, biotechnology, health, and advanced manufacturing.

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Multi-Regional Project "Women's Entrepreneurship"
Mar
1
to Mar 7

Multi-Regional Project "Women's Entrepreneurship"

21 women from all around the globe will examine the impact of women-owned businesses on the U.S. economy and explore the progress of women in participating more fully in the global economy. While in Kansas City, visitors will meet with local entrepreneurs, participate in trainings, and visit academic programs supporting innovation. 

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Regional Project "Integrity in Journalism"
Jan
31
to Feb 6

Regional Project "Integrity in Journalism"

Journalism professional from East Asia are invited to Kansas City to examine the rights and responsibilities of a free press in a democracy, gain insights into the social, economic and political structures of the United States, and explore the impact of digital and social media on the availability and veracity of news.

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Dec
10
to Dec 13

Trading Blocs

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This project will bring together working level staff from Africa's regional economic organizations, professionals from national trade ministries, investment promotion agencies and customs services as well as large scale business leaders from the trading bloc membership countries. They will review the best practices in facilitating the flow of goods, supporting regional integration and implementation of trade agreements in the U.S. 

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Dec
4
to Dec 7

Vietnam: Smart Cities

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Delegates from Vietnam will learn about Kansas City's Smart City Initiative and how its local government has made it one of the world's most connect cities. They will learn about community participation and partnerships and how leadership has enabled Kansas City to spearhead city-wide innovation and digital connection. 

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Nov
21
to Nov 28

Bangladesh: Addressing Forced Marriage and Gender Based Violence

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Five visitors from Bangladesh will spend the holidays in Kansas City to visit local non-profits and government entities. They will learn about resources provided to victims of gender based violence as well as legal aid offered. These delegates will have the opportunity to experience a Thanksgiving meal with home hospitality hosts. 

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Nov
5
to Nov 8

Improving Parkistan's Ease of Doing Business

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Eight visitors from Pakistan from a variety of federal and economic backgrounds will visit Kansas City to learn about work with customs and taxation regulations. They will examine the best methods of attracting business to a region and what the government can do to make investing more attractive. 

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