Each year, the Northern California World Trade Center and Global Ties San Francisco host more than 1,000 international visitors through international exchanges. Many of these visitors are leaders and emerging leaders invited to the United States at the auspices of the U.S. Department of State’s International Visitor Leadership Program. Below are a few of the international delegations we’ve recently hosted:
- Women, Peace, and Security: A Project for Colombia
This program addressed the important role of women in the prevention and resolution of conflict, and the protection of women and girls from gender-based violence. The overall themes for this program centered around women’s leadership at the state policy level, mentorship programs for women and how to engage under-served communities. While in Sacramento, the six visitors from Colombia met with:
- Electoral Process in the U.S.: A Multi-Regional Project
This program looked at the different roles of the civilians, political consultants, polling stations, and other such organizations and individuals play in the different steps and aspects of the electoral process.
- Shared Responsibility for National Security in an Era of Global Innovation: A Project for Canada
This project looked at the role of government, academia, and civil society, in protecting and maintaining economic and national security through meeting with government and non-government stakeholders within these areas in an era of global innovation.