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.
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.
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.
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!
An upcoming six-member delegation from around the world will come to Kansas City to learn about the American criminal justice system, investigative and prosecutorial methods, and social factors of crime.
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.
Six prominent, European leaders will come to Kansas City to gain a regional perspective on current issues and the U.S.’s responsive in both domestic and foreign policy.
Journalists from Cote d’Ivoire, Guyana, Libya, Lithuania, Mexico, Montenegro, and Thailand will meet with local publications and television stations to explore the rights and responsibilities of a free press in a democracy.
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.
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.
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.
Delegates from Kazakhstan will have the opportunity to explore various U.S. media platforms and speak with subject matter experts. Meetings will discuss topics including pre-recorded and live broadcasts, and focus on political and economic reporting.
Visitors from Serbia will gain insight into how public policy can support small and medium-sized businesses and economic growth through achieving the right balance in bankruptcy legislation as well as supporting conditions for robust capital markets and access to finance.
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.
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.
Visitors from various countries will explore the role and structure of ethics in government and best practices with transparency and accountability. They will have the opportunity to share similarities and differences in approaches to ethical conduct.
Visitors from Colombia will explore criminal enforcement models and observe joint planning and execution to investigate and prosecute organized crime.
Visitors from Uruguay will examine the U.S. criminal justice system with an emphasis on efforts to protect and promote women's rights, women's access to justice, and the welfare of children, including within the juvenile justice system.
Agriculture is an integral part of Taiwan's economy. Visitors from Taiwan will learn about the role of U.S. government food safety agencies, examine science-based food safety management programs, and evaluate food safety law and practices.
Participants from various countries across Europe will be exposed to U.S. security and defense policy-making decisions and perspectives on global issues. They will also explore the benefits of U.S.-European cooperation on security policy worldwide.
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.
Visitors from India will examine the rise of social entrepreneurship in the U.S. and how innovation in this sphere can drive social, economic, and environmental changes. Delegates will also learn about successful strategies in fundraising, social media, and grassroots mobilization.
This project will examine efforts to address human rights issues and challenges across the Americas. Participants will explore the role of governments, civil society, and international bodies.
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.
Visitors from Indonesia will examine the U.S. child custody laws, the family court system, and social welfare advocacy for victims of domestic violence. They will meet with nonprofits, social services, and schools.
3 visitors from Indonesia will visit the greater Kansas City area to learn about the decentralized nature of the U.S. higher education system. They will examine graduate student exchange programs and visit with university faculty, staff, and students.
15 female entrepreneurs from Algeria, Barbados, Belize, Canada, the Gambia, Ghana, Malaysia, Mexico, Morocco, Nigeria, Palestinian Territories, China, Saudi Arabia, and Tanzania will be in Kansas City to learn about U.S. entrepreneurial efforts and the factors that encourage entrepreneurial development.
13 visitors from Egypt, Ethiopia, Hong Kong, Japan, Jordan, Latvia, Malaysia, the Netherlands, Poland, Russia, Thailand, Trinidad and Tobago, and Vietnam will learn about the process and formulation of the U.S. federal system and U.S. foreign policy decisions.
12 visitors from Burundi, the Central African Republic, Chad, Cote d'Ivoire, Djibouti, Madagascar, Mauritius, Niger, Senegal, and Togo will meet with local small businesses, entrepreneurs, and organizations that make Kansas City an entrepreneurial ecosystem.
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.
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.
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.
Visitors from the Netherlands, Uganda, Jamaica, Moldova, Thailand, Mongolia, and Ecuador will examine U.S. efforts in combatting trafficking in persons. These delegates will meet with law enforcement, shelters, and nonprofits that are actively working to identify and combat human trafficking in the Midwest.