The visitors are invited to the United States under the auspices of the Department of State’s International Visitor Leadership Program. They represent the countries of Mozambique, Nigeria, Rwanda, Tanzania, Camaroon, Ghana, and South Africa.
Ms. Rosenthal will discuss the role of grassroots citizen activism holding the government accountable after Hurricane Katrina.
While in the United States, the group will:
• Examine the decentralized and self-regulating nature of U.S. federalism and how it promotes transparency in government;
• Explore the role of citizens, the media, and civil society in fostering transparency and accountability in government;
• Highlight the mechanisms and vehicles that enable citizens to foster good governance at the local, state, and federal levels;
• Enhance understanding of ethics and accountability in government and business.
The visitors are hosted by the New Orleans Citizen Diplomacy Council. For more information, click here: www.nocdc.com