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. 

View Event →

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. 

View Event →
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. 

View Event →
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. 

View Event →
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.

View Event →
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. 

View Event →
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.

View Event →
Dec
10
to Dec 13

Trading Blocs

port.jpg

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. 

View Event →
Dec
4
to Dec 7

Vietnam: Smart Cities

smart.jpg

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. 

View Event →
Nov
21
to Nov 28

Bangladesh: Addressing Forced Marriage and Gender Based Violence

05.jpg

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. 

View Event →
Nov
5
to Nov 8

Improving Parkistan's Ease of Doing Business

pakistan.jpg

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. 

View Event →
Nov
4
to Nov 8

Investigative Journalism

journalism .jpg

Visitors from Brunei, Cyprus, Mexico, Namibia, Romania, Serbia, Singapore, and Tunisia will examine the rights and responsibilities of a free press in a democracy and the principles and laws governing the press in the United States. More specifically, they will learn about the role that investigative journalists play in U.S. society as they raise awareness of issues of social concern on illegal, irregular, or abusive action on behalf of government, politicians, criminals, or corporations. 

View Event →
Oct
29
to Nov 1

Paraguay: Internationalization of Paraguayan Universities

Education.jpg

Eight education professionals will visit Kansas City to explore successful internationalization initiatives at higher education institutions. They will develop stronger partnerships that lead to more Paraguayan students choosing U.S. schools for degree study and increase the amount of research and teaching between Paraguay and the U.S. 

View Event →
Oct
22
to Oct 26

Belarus: Transparency & Accountability

Belarus.jpg

Five visitors from Belarus will examine the decentralized and self-regulating nature of U.S. federalism and how it promotes transparency at all levels of government. They will explore the active role of citizens, media, and civil society in fostering transparency and accountability in government. 

View Event →
Oct
8
to Oct 11

Energy Security: Fostering Clean, Productive, and Interconnected Economies

turbine.jpg

Delegates from Albania, Bulgaria, Greece, Hungary, Macedonia, Moldova, Romania, and Serbia will be making their way through the Midwest to learn about U.S. energy policy, alternative energy sources, infrastructure, and effective strategies for ensuring energy security. They will visit wind farms, meet with local activists, and more. 

View Event →
Sep
20
to Sep 23

Argentina: Labor Relations in the U.S.

170320BuenosAires.jpg

Six delegates from Argentina have been invited to the United States and Kansas City to examine the impact of the U.S. labor movement on domestic and international economic, labor and trade policies. These professionals will also observe the role of U.S. organized labor in the political, economic, and social systems at the federal, state and local level. This delegation will include a home hospitality opportunity. 

View Event →
Sep
17
to Sep 20

Poland: Trends in the U.S. Higher Education System

Education.jpg

One delegate from Poland will visit Kansas City to learn about the U.S. higher education system. She will visit various universities in the Kansas City metropolitan area to examine how these institutions manage administration, accreditation, endowments, financial assistance, student support services, advising, and international exchange programs. This delegation will include a home hospitality opportunity. 

View Event →
Sep
13
to Sep 16

Nepal: Cultural Heritage Preservation

nepal-1.jpg

These seven delegates from Nepal will be traveling across the United States and making a stop in Kansas City to learn about state-of-the-art museums. While in Kansas City, they will examine the best practices of operating and managing a museum and important heritage sites. They will also learn about practices in emergency preparedness of museums. 

View Event →