Haiti Women as Changemakers
Mar
21
to Mar 26

Haiti Women as Changemakers

In March, a delegation of five Haitian women will come to Kansas City to learn about local initiatives that promote women’s economic and social activities. Additionally, they will learn how women entrepreneurs and professionals address challenges unique to women in their work environments.

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RP Entrepreneurship as an Engine
Mar
26
to Mar 30

RP Entrepreneurship as an Engine

A delegation from the Middle East and North Africa region will be arriving to learn discuss how entrepreneurship can drive prosperity and stability. They will meet with several Kansas City entrepreneurs to hear from them about how the City promotes entrepreneurial activity.

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Pan-African Youth Leadership Program
Apr
10
to Apr 23

Pan-African Youth Leadership Program

15 highly-qualified students from all over Africa will come to Kansas City to enhance their skills in leadership and project development. With this training , the students will return to their respective countries to spark further development in their communities. This program is sponsored by the U.S. Department of State with the goal of investing in these future African change-makers.

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Egypt Urban Revitalization
Apr
11
to Apr 16

Egypt Urban Revitalization

A five-member delegation from Egypt is coming to Kansas City to learn about the strategy and collaborative efforts that have gone into the City’s development. They will meet with professionals from a variety of organizations to see the different roles each plays in making this an amazing city!

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China Community & Vocational College
May
8
to Jun 8

China Community & Vocational College

At ten-member delegation will be arriving from China to see how the Greater Kansas City area promotes alternatives to four-year universities. The delegates will visit a variety of institutions that help educate and develop a diverse workforce necessary for economic growth.

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Multi-Regional Project: Electoral Process
Nov
3
to Nov 8

Multi-Regional Project: Electoral Process

Visitors from various countries will explore the U.S. electoral process through get-out-the-vote activities, campaign rallies and speeches, election watch parties, and post election de-briefings. They will have the opportunity to meet with journalists, pollsters, campaign officers, law enforcement and elected officials.

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Regional Project: Women Leaders Promoting Peace and Security
Oct
11
to Oct 16

Regional Project: Women Leaders Promoting Peace and Security

Women from the Middle East will examine the current and historical roles of women in political transitions, post-conflict reconstruction, humanitarian emergencies, conflict prevention, and peacemaking efforts. Visitors will engage with political experts, academics, government officials, journalists, and activists in local communities. 

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Indonesia: Health Education
Oct
3
to Oct 6

Indonesia: Health Education

Visitors from Indonesia will gain insight into Health Education methods best benchmark practices used in medical and nursing schools. This project will introduce visitors to Inter-Professional Education (IPE) collaboration networks, IPE standardized modules for schools, and national exams such as the NCLEX and USMLE. 

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Multi-Regional Project: Women Entrepreneurs
Sep
18
to Sep 21

Multi-Regional Project: Women Entrepreneurs

Global Ties KC will welcome one of our largest delegations of the year for "Women Entrepreneurs: Alumni as Economic Multipliers". Over 40 International Visitor Leaders Program alumni will have the opportunity to explore various business models, support mechanisms, and innovations that bolster businesses in communities. 

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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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