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IVLP Group
West Bank- Expanding Agricultural Markets
9/4/17-9/8/17
 
IVLP Group
Multi-Regional- Our Planet
9/4/17-9/8/17
 
IVLP Group
Multi-Regional- Environmental Conservation
9/14/17-9/19/17
 
IVLP Group
Tunisia- Legislative Procedures
9/21/17-9/24/17

IVLP (International Visitor Leadership Program) (US State Department)

IVLP Groups 2016-2017

Project Title

Country/Region

Dates in Albany

# of visitors

Multi-Regional Group
20+ Countries

Government Accountability and Anti-Corruption. The Joe Bruno Case Study

20+

10/15/17 – 10/18/17

24

Multi-Regional Group
20+ Countries

Examine, local, state and federal park and other protected area management systems, trends in biodiversity conservation and wildlife management and tourism standards and practices

20+

9/14/17 – 9/19/17

23

Multi-Regional Group
20+ Countries

Foster discussion among field experts and local communities on the roles of governments and private sector in biodiversity preservation, parks management, and tourism development

20+

9/4/17 – 9/8/17



23

Expanding Agricultural Markets

Observe how US farmers and ranchers address economic and environmental challenges to producing low cost, high quality, and safe food products

West Bank

9/4/17 – 9/8/17



5

Public and Private Partnerships in the Energy Infrastructure of Pakistan

Participants examined new strategies for improving the efficiency, resiliency, and responsiveness of power generation and distribution systems, as well as the government’s role as a promoter of alternative energy.

Pakistan

7/16/17 – 7/19/17



10

The American Judicial System

Participants examined the Constitution and Bill of Rights, explored the roles of key courtroom figures and processes, and learned about legal reform activism strategies.

Vietnam

6/24/17 – 6/28/17



4

Strengthening the High Education Accreditation System

Participants conducted site visits to accreditation institutions, there exploring the tools, rules of engagement, laws, peer-review process, and timelines used to implement the accreditation process.

Dominican Republic

5/18/17 – 5/20/17



5

Managing Education Facilities

Participants looked into the structures and functions of the U.S. system of education, exploring data-driven fiscal planning methods for the operation and maintenance of educational facilities.

Georgia

4/12/17 – 4/15/17



4

Transparency and Accountability

Participants focused on enhancing their understanding of ethical systems and accountability in government and business, examining the effect of transparency on trade, investment, and economic development.

Regional

4/2/17 – 4/4/17



9

Implementing and Enforcing Anti-Corruption Laws

Participants learned about different practices used to identify corruption, implement and enforce anti-corruption laws, and introduce watchdog groups who monitor corrupt practices.

South Korea

2/12/17 – 2/15/17



5

Financial Journalism

Participants explored methods of data-driven reporting, data sources, analytical skills, and investigative techniques and examined models of cooperation to improving governance, accountability, and economic performance

Nigeria

12/7/16 – 12/9/16



6

Cultural Heritage Preservation

Participants examined initiatives that promote peace and tolerance, met with NGO, community, and government representatives interested in protecting cultural heritage, and learned about educational and private initiatives that promote a peaceful coexistence.

Afghanistan

10/5/16 – 10/8/16



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