Upcoming International Groups for 2023
This month, we are excited to host 9 international visitors from Hong Kong S.A.R., Iraq, Jamaica, Kenya, Malaysia, Nigeria, Palau, Senegal, and Sierra Leone. During their time in NH, participants will engage in meetings with professionals, emphasizing the promotion of small business growth and protection from cyber threats. They will gain insights into the crucial role played by state and local police cybercrime units in ensuring a secure digital environment and will delve into local laws and regulations, assessing their impact on the digital economy and cybersecurity. This group will be here during Thanksgiving and many New Hampshire homes will be sharing this wonderful American Holiday with them.
Human and Civil Rights Advocacy and Awareness, a Single Country Project for Syria- Dec 4th - Dec 6th, 2023 Virtually
Next month we are dusting off our virtual hat to finish the year off with a Human and Civil Rights group for Syria. During two of our sessions we will introduce the New Hampshire Center for Justice and Equity and the Freddom Cafe in Durham. Both great organizations working here in the state to advocate and bring awarness around important issues. We are also excited to host a Virtual Social hour where local hosts and visitors have the opportunity to get to know each other from the comfort of your own home.
IVLP PROGRAM UPDATE
In the past year WACNH has worked to navigate the challenges of the pandemic by working with the Office of International Visitors at the State Department and Global Ties U.S. During this time we have rapidly and successfully implemented IVLP Virtual Exchanges. While these will never replace in-person programming, it is proving to be a valuable tool for continuing to engage our global community in vital exchanges of ideas.
With many advances in vaccines, the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs of the U.S. Department of State has reinstated in-person IVLP programming to resume in Spring 2022.
We were able to welcome back our first in-person program in April 2022 on the topic of "Global and Regional Economic Cooperation". Our WACNH team will continue to also host virtual programs as they arise, and will do our best to produce top quality programs for exchange and further understanding for both our international visitors and local NH community members.
Please note, the safety of U.S. citizens, as well as our international visitors, is a top priority. Additional updates will be provided as new information is received.