Combating Gender Based Violence: November 24th - 28th
A group of 8 visitors from Pakistan will join us in New Hampshire to learn about how we prevent and confront domestic violence. This group will have the opportunity to talk with several leaders in the field to talk about strategies and data on how to prevent this type of violence. The group will have the opportunity to speak with governmental and non governmental groups that will help them to better understand the issues we face in the state and how we are working to fix them.
Interfaith Dialogue in the Public Square: December 1st - 4th
New Hampshire will play host to 6 visitors from Russia to talk about interfaith dialogue and how the US functions with so many different religions. The group will meet with several religious and interfaith groups to have conversations on why they were created and how they work together in order to better the community. We will also talk about how the government can and cannot be involved when it comes to religion.
Local Governance and Building Economies of Scale: December 11th - 13th
5 visitors from Bosnia are visiting New Hampshire to talk about local government. We will arrange for them to meet with a variety of government officials and non-profits who work with governments. Discussion will focus on best practices in how to run these entities, how political parties are involved, and how private companies can impact the local community. This will help our group to better understand the ways in which government, communities, and businesses can work together to better the area.
Open World Accountable Governance: March 1st - 9th
A group of 5 visitors from Russia will come to New Hampshire for training on accountability in government and US culture. This group will have the opportunity to meet with various governmental officials, non-profits, and media members to talk about how they all work to make sure the government stays open and transparent to the people. This will help the group to understand the ethics, accountability, and separation of powers inherent in the system. They will also have the opportunity to explore the various cultural aspects of the US.
YOUNG AFRICAN LEADERS: DEMOCRACY IN ACTION, THE 2013 U.S. STATE AND LOCAL ELECTIONS (ENGLISH):
New Hampshire will play host to a group of 13 African political leaders who will be here to talk about elections in the US. They will get a great overview of the political process here in NH and why we play such a big role in elections. Discussions will be set up with candidates for the upcoming elections, non-profits, and governmental agencies to learn about the ins and outs of the electoral process. Learning about the election system here in NH will give the group a good perspective to compare what they see elsewhere in the country.
Note: Unfortunately, due to the Government Shutdown this program has been postponed until March of 2014. We are waiting on confirmed dates and will update this page as soon as we have them.State and Local Elections:
4 visitors from Yemen will visit NH to talk about and observe our local elections. Here the group will get a basic understanding of how elections work, why NH is so important, as well as why voters are so engaged in the state. Meetings will be arranged with governmental, non-profit, and political leaders for discussions on the various aspects of voting. The group will also have the opportunity to observe the elections that will be held on November 5th.
Note: Unfortunately, due to the Government Shutdown this program has been cancelled. We hope to have it rescheduled in the future, but due to budget uncertainty, that remains unclear.