Thank you to all of our great hosts over the past year! We could not have been so successful in educating the world about New Hampshire and how we function without your help. The World Affairs Council of New Hampshire appreciates all you have done to welcome our visitors and wish you a wonderful Holiday Season!
E-Government: Best Practices for Migration, Taxation, and Customs Services: February 5th-9th
A group of 4 people from Turkmenistan will visit New Hampshire to learn about E-Government solutions. They will have the opportunity to meet with various government agencies on both the State and Local levels to talk about how they use technology to better serve their constituents. Also, discussions will be held on the challenges to using online services and how they can be addressed.
Behind the Numbers: How Political Parties can Use Polling Numbers: February 9th-15th
7 people from Russia will visit New Hampshire to learn about politics and polling in the state. They will have the opportunity to meet with various political actors, public polling centers, and consulting firms to talk about how they create, interpret, and use polling data in elections. This will be a particularly interesting discussion for the group to learn about the effect of polling and the recent challenges pollsters have had in correctly predicting elections.
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.
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.
Current US Social, Political, and Economic Issues for Young European Leaders I: April 2nd-4th
14 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.