International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP)


Cashews and the Lessons of the African Women’s Entrepreneurship Program

Minata   K.

Minata Kone, a Burkinabé alumna of the 2012 African Women’s Entrepreneurship Program (AWEP), is living proof for the women and girls of Burkina Faso and all of Sub-Saharan Africa, that they can be successful international business women.
African Women’s Entrepreneurship Program (AWEP) United States
Home Country:
Burkina Faso


IVLP Zambia

Community Organizer


During his time in the United States as a participant in the International Visitor Leadership Program, Mark Chilongu of Lusaka, Zambia was struck by the way in which Americans shared their time and resources to care for the poor.

International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP)

Image of Lila Sevastyanova.

Artistic Director


The Confidence to Lead: Lilia Sevastyanova

International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP)

Lokman Erturk

Mayor of Kazan


Lokman participated in the program during his first term as mayor of Kazan, a district of Ankara, on the theme of Municipal Governance and Intergovernmental Relations in the U.S. in 2006.

International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP)

Christine Campbell

Assistant Secretary of the Ministry of Labor and Social Development

Bahamas, The

After returning from her first IVLP experience, Campbell initiated and conducted a peer leadership after school program with a focus on helping teens resist negative peer pressure.

International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP)

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