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UPCOMING EVENTS - 2023

  • February 24 - March 4, 2023   Open World Azerbaijan  Youth Leadership in civic engagement and governance

  • April 17 - 21, 2023   YSEALI Study Tour

  • April 22 - May 19, 2023   YSEALI Little Rock

  • May 18 - 26, 2023   Open World, Ukraine, Parliament

  • June 9 - 16, 2023   Open World, Serbia, Parliament

  • TBD  -  US/Ukraine  (Open World) Rebuilding Financial Industry Infrastructure

  • TBD  -  Azerbaijan, Combating Commercial and Sexual  Exploitation of Children

PAST EVENTS - 2022

  • IVLP, International Visitor Leadership Programs

  • January 13 - 19,  Human & Civil Rights, Africa (IVLP)

  • July 19 - 26, Saudi Arabia for Museum Management

 

They started in Bentonville and visited Crystal Bridges and The Momentary. They also visited The Amazeum, The Walmart Museum, and the Cooper Chapel. Then, they traveled to Little Rock and toured the Arkansas Museum of Fine Arts, the Esse Purse Museum, the Little Rock Central High National Historic Monument, and the Clinton Presidential Center.

  • June 17 - July 18, YSEALI, Young Southeast Asian leadership Initiative

  • Sept 1 - 7,  is Agricultural Marketing for India

  • Sept 8 - 14,  English as a second Language TESOL  for Timor Leste

  • Sept 15 - 21,  Human rights for near east and north Africa

  • Sept 22 - 27,  Executive and Legislative Relations to advance national security for Kosovo

  • May 28 - June 2,  Countering Extremism

  • July 19 - 26,  Museum Management

  • July 27 - 30 Human Rights Law

  • July 27 - 31,  Open Prisons, Juvenile Justice Ref

  • September 1 - 7,  AG Marketing

  • September 8 - 14,  TESOL

  • September 15 - 21,  US Invest. Reg

  • September 15 - 21,  Human/Civil Rights

  • September 21 - 25, National Security

  • October 29 - November 2,  Indo Pacific strategy

  • November 26 - December 1, Interfaith Dialogue

  • Open World and YSEALI (Young Southeast Asian Leadership Initiative) 

  • February 11 - 19,   Legislative, US Ukraine

  • June 18 - July 18,  YSEALI

  • September 17 - October 17,  YSEALI

  • June 24 - July 2,  Parliamentary Staffers, OW

  • October 21 - 29,  mental Health - Poland, OW

  • November 7 - 14,  Parliament - Azerbaijan, OW

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Programs We Host
 

 YSEALI : Young Southeast Asian Leadership Initiative

YSEALI/PFP is a U.S. Department of State initiative. This too is a month-long homestay within the community in a family home.  This individual works with businesses or other mentors for one month. It is, in effect, an immersion in entrepreneurship.  It is focused on business, agriculture, and more.  There is a reciprocal exchange with the mentor if the project developed is chosen.

Several of our Fellowship hosts have been chosen as a reciprocal programming recipient.  This means they were able to travel to their Fellow’s country to help set up a special project developed while in Arkansas.

  • Little Rock Workforce Investment Board Executive Director, W J Monagle was hosted in Azerbaijan where he participated in a two-week reverse exchange. Mr. Monagle mentored the completion of a program which he and his Azerbaijani counterpart,

Seymur Valiyev, devised in Little Rock. The project was one of 40 selected out of 250 participants.

  • Little Rock Urban Farms Owner, Chris Hiryak, traveled to Malaysia to speak and train with his counterpart Alisha NG Koh Chang.

  • Chris Jones of Arkansas Innovation Hub traveled to Brunei to work with Fisha Rashid in the Spring of 2019.

  • Mi Mi San Pedro from the Venture Center traveled to Vietnam in the Fall of 2019 to work with Xuan Thanh.

  • Terri Thomas of City Year  traveled to Myanmar to work with Kyu Kyu Mar

  • Kennard Williams of USDA will travel to the Philippines to work with Vina Orolfo.

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Open World: Ukraine Visits Little Rock

02/11/2022-02/19/2022

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