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Buffalo News Features Nepalese Delegation Hosted by IIB

By December 19, 2023December 29th, 2023No Comments
The Buffalo News Features Nepalese Delegation Hosted by IIB

Photo Credit: Libby March, Buffalo News

The Buffalo News recently featured the Nepalese officials we recently hosted in Western New York. It’s one of many international delegations we coordinate annually, part of the U.S. State Department’s International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP).

The stop in Western New York was one of the group’s three across the country. The group focused on policy implementation, collaboration with civil society, and effective and transparent government services. Other IVLP delegations we’ve hosted in 2023 concentrated on an eclectic mix of topics, including democracy, marine conservation, women’s entrepreneurship, and renewable energy. You can click here to read the complete Buffalo News profile on the Nepalese delegation. 

The group’s visit to Open Buffalo in downtown Buffalo centered on advancing marginalized communities and organizing at the ground level.

Open Buffalo's Devon Patterson:, Devon Patterson, Director of Community Engagement speaks to IVLP Nepalese delegation on community engagement

Open Buffalo’s Director of Community Engagement, Devon Patterson speaks to the IVLP Nepalese delegation on community engagement

The delegation made several other stops during their five-day visit to the region. Those included government offices, civic organizations, and historic/ cultural sites, all capped by a tour of the Underground Railroad Heritage Center, in Niagara Falls.

Click here to read more about programs hosted by our International Exchanges and Education Department.