Emerging Leaders: Newly Elected Officials: February 27th-March 2nd
New Hampshire will play host to a group of 15 newly elected officials from Africa to talk about the role of an effective government leader. Discussions with various elected officials and government staff will cover topics on effective leadership, staff management, youth engagement, and State-Local Government relations. Also, the group will have the opportunity to learn from newly elected leaders in NH about how they are setting up their offices and preparing for their new role in government. This will help these newly elected leaders to make smoother transitions into power; helping their countries along the way.
US Government and Social Structures: March 5th-8th
A group of 4 visitors from Bosnia and Herzegovina will come to New Hampshire to learn about how the government responds to social issues. While here, they will have the opportunity to meet with government agencies, non-profit leaders, and other organizations that focus on assisting refugees, as well as the Federal-State relationship in a decentralized government structure.
Regulatory Reform: March 12th - 16th6 Government and Non-Profit leaders from South Korea will visit New Hampshire to learn about the regulatory systems and how they are amended. Meetings will be arranged with government agencies and non-profit advocates to talk about creating regulations that work for everyone involved. They will have the opportunity to see, firsthand, what the interaction between regulator, advocate, and those being regulated is, as well as how that relationship is managed.
Managing Education Facilities: March 15th-17th
Georgia is working to plan for better maintenance of their educational facilities, as well as to budget for new buildings in a more fiscally responsible way. To that end, a group of 4 people from the country will visit New Hampshire to talk with our educational facilities about their management and maintenance. Meetings with the State Department of Education, as well as various schools throughout the state, will focus on how we ensure schools are in proper working order and are well maintained to provide a high quality education to all students.
Intellectual Property Rights Issues in the US: March 15th-18th
2 visitors from China will come to New Hampshire to learn about our system of intellectual property rights and their protections. Meetings will be arranged with companies, lawyers, and educators to talk about how IPR works to promote economic development and what protections are needed. Conversations will also focus on how we are preparing for the next generation of IPR needs and where improvements are still needed.
New Hampshire will host a group of 8 visitors from China to learn about the power of regulations to improve business confidence and increase economic development. Meetings with regulators, elected officials, and advocacy groups will provide insights into the power of regulations and what goes into the creation of positive regulations. Conversations can also be held on the overuse of regulations and how it can hurt the business climate.
Strategies for Global Transparency and Accountability Addressing Misperceptions of Corruption: March 26th - 29th
A group of 6 people from India will visit New Hampshire to learn about transparency efforts in the state. While here, they will meet with government officials and non-profit leaders to learn about different ways that transparency is promoted and how the private sector can hold the public officials accountable for their actions. Conversations could also focus on why transparency is beneficial to the government, as much as it is to the public.
Change Makers: Women in Political and Social Sectors: March 28th-30th
6 women from Nepal will visit the state to talk about how women are involved politically. Meetings will be arranged with various government and non-profit leaders to talk about women's empowerment and how Nepal can increase the number of women in their government. This will allow the group to culturally adapt best practices from the US to bring about gender equality back home.
Improving the Efficiency and Effectiveness of Slovakia's Judiciary: March 29th- April 1st
New Hampshire will host a group of 5 judicial officials for discussions with our judiciary about how it functions. Meetings with judges, non-profits, and government officials will all focus on ways in which Slovakia can reform their systems to better serve the people. Conversations can also be held on the role of the judiciary in creating more efficient systems to ensure the rights to a speedy trial.
Current US Social, Political, and Economic Issues for Young European Leaders I: April 2nd-4th
15 young leaders from all over Europe will visit New Hampshire to learn about the current issues facing the state. Meetings with government officials, non-profits, and community members will focus on how the state approaches these issues and what has seemed to work in making New Hampshire such a wonderful place for people to live. Conversations on the challenges and solutions here in the state will help the group to look at their own issues in a new light, leading to changes back home.