Government Decentralization: September 21st - 24th
A group of 5 visitors from Tunisia will come to New Hampshire to learn about the Federal system and local control. NH is a perfect place to talk about this for the group, as Local Control is an important part of our government structures. Meetings with state and local governments, as well as non profit organizations will focus on the functioning of government and the role of citizen groups to effect change in their local governments.
NGO Management II: September 29th
10 non-profit managers will come up to New Hampshire for the day to join Habitat for Humanity in building a home. This will be a great opportunity for the group to work alongside NH residents and learn about the importance of volunteering in the US. They will also leave with a better sense of why people volunteer and the good that can be done through such service. Discussions with staff at the site will focus on how they utilize volunteers to expand the reach of the program and why this is such important work to be doing.
Women Leaders and Government Service: September 29th-October 4th
WACNH is proud to host 8 women government officials who are some of the first elected women in Saudi Arabia. We will arrange for them to meet with government officials here in NH and talk about best practices in government work. They will also meet with inspiring women leaders and learn about why NH has such a high participation rate of women in politics. These meetings will help them to improve their own legislative skills, as well as learn how to encourage other women to run for office.
Rule of Law and Judicial Reform: October 2nd-5th
Middle Eastern legal professionals will come to New Hampshire in October to learn about how our judicial systems work and what they can do to improve their systems back home. Discussions with various legal experts will show the group the positive nature of our justice system, as well as some of the areas we are struggling with still. This will allow the group to better understand best practices, as well as some of the pitfalls of the US system.
Constitutional Reform: October 5th - 8th
6 visitors from Sri Lanka will come to NH to learn about how political reforms are done in the US. They will have the opportunity to meet with government officials and non-profits to talk about the legislative process and what the role of advocacy agencies are in the state. They will also learn about how difficult it is to make changes to the State Constitution, which is part of the reason Legislators are still paid only $100 per year.