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Upcoming International Groups for 2023

International Parental Child-Abduction-Related issues (Hague Convention), a Single Country Project - July 23rd - July 26th, 2023
We are looking forward to hosting 7 international visitors from Saudi Arabia for this project. We have not hosted a group on this topic in some time, so we are looking forward to collaborating with various NH resources in the field. Visitors will have the opportunity to meet with diverse NH organizations and individuals all driven to support the safety and privacy of all children involved in abduction-related issues. Conversations here will include learning how the U.S. judicial process works in relation to international parental child abduction cases and how at the local level, here in NH, these organizations can collaborate for the common goals.  

Edward R. Murrow Program for Journalists: New and Traditional Media, a Regional Country Project - July 27th - August 2nd, 2023
We are looking forward to hosting 9 international visitors from Venezuela, El Salvador, Cuba, Colombia, Panama, Paraguay and Mexico for this project. Visitors all have diverse backgrounds in new and traditional media professions and we are looking forward to connecting with local NH professional counterparts. Conversations will focus on investigative journalism, podcasts, newspapers, tv and how these various mediums all work to publish various news outlets here in NH. 

Ending Gender-Based Violence, a Regional Country Project - August 9th - August 13th, 2023
We are looking forward to hosting 11 international visitors from Nigeria, Ghana, Cameroon, Niger, Algeria, Cote d'Ivoire, Mozambique, South Africa, Mauritania, Guinea and Rwanda for this project.  
Professional meetings will be geared around NH organizations that combat gender-based violence, best practices for prevention, as well as techniques to identify forms of gender-based violence and how to report these harms and protect victims. Visitors will also get the opportunity to learn more about NH-based initiatives in connection to promoting community awareness, involvement, and cooperation to identify and address gender-based violence here in this state.

21st Century ChangeMakers: Media Responsibility in an Age of Disinformation, a Sub-Regional Counry Project - 
August 17th - August 23rd, 2023
We are excited to host 7 international visitors from the countries of Kazakhstan, Kyrgyz Republic and Turkmenistan for this project. Professional meetings will include meeting with a diverse array of resources that all connect to the media world. Current trends and technologies that detect and combat disinformation will also be part of discussions. Participants will also have the opportunity to take part in a full day Countering Disinformation workshop while in NH. 

Advocating from Democracy, a Single Country Project - August 22nd - August 26th, 2023
We are excited to host 6 international visitors from Belarus for this project. Professional meetings will focus on political communications, media strategies for movements and politicians, public outreach and the importance of targeted messaging, as well as best practices to positively shape political and movement messaging. Participants will have the opportunity to meet with diverse individuals and organizations that connect to the local government system here in NH. 

Promoting Cybersecurity, a Single Country Project - September 1st - September 7th, 2023

We will be hosting 9 international visitors from the country of Georgia for a unique topic here in NH. We are looking forward to continuing to diversify our IVL project offerings with covering as many themes and projects as possible! This project will focus on examining various strategies that counterparts in NH utilize in cyber education, research, development, security and diplomacy efforts. Conversations will include how resources can collaborate to manage cybersecurity risks and various successful ways that cybersecurity is protected throughout the state. 


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.

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