The International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP) is sponsored by the U.S. Department of State with funding provided by the U.S. Government and administered by the World Affairs Council which is a member of Global Ties U.S.
Preparation for National Dialogue in Eswatini - This On-Demand IVLP will connect key Swazi decision-makers and influencers with American peace/conflict management experts and researchers to discuss examples of effective national dialogues, and what make them successful. They will also specifically meet with the Tulalip Treaty Rights & Government Affairs Department to discuss tribal sovereignty, impacts to natural resources, heritage site conversation, and local economic development.
English Language Teaching: This in-person program for Palestine will showcase the English language instruction in the United States, and pedagogical trends in TEFL and e-learning for application in English Language programs abroad.
Youth Leadership: 10 Portuguese leaders will travel to Seattle to establish and foster relationships between the U.S. and Portugal youth institutions. They will examine strategies for facilitating youth political participation, entrepreneurship, education and volunteerism, civil society support, and grassroots engagement.
Combating Gender-Based Violence and TIP: This in-person program for India will examine methods to report gender-based abuse and trafficking in persons, as well as to prosecute abusers, and understand social developments as tools for combating them.
Transparency and Accountability in the Quad: This project for leaders from Australia and India will enhance their understanding of the underlying principles of ethical systems for government and private sector accountability internationally and in the United States. While in Seattle, they will explore the role of citizens, traditional and new media, academia, and local government in fostering transparency and accountability.
Advancing LGBTQI+ Rights & Policies: This project for civil society and government representatives working on social policy and health in Kazakhstan will explore LGBTQI+ legislation and support at the state and local levels, advocacy and community engagement, LGBTQI+ advocacy among faith-based groups, and engaging and supporting LGBTQI+ youth.