Six fellows from Kuwait and Oman will arrive in Washington, D.C in late April for the Legislative Fellows Program (LFP). The LFP program brings young professionals from Kuwait, and Oman who are currently involved in public service or civil society to the US for hands-on exposure to the U.S. political process through fellowships in U.S. Congressional offices.
Legacy International, in partnership with AMIDEAST, conducted an open merit based competition for fellows in Kuwait and Oman. We received over 100 applications and interviewed 40 people for the 20 finalist positions. Finalist bios have been posted.
The Spring delegation to the US include four from Oman and two from Kuwait. The Fall delegation will include fourteen total (six from Oman and eight from Kuwait).
This two-year program is designed to strengthen mutual understanding of the legislative or policy-making processes in the U.S. and Gulf region countries and enhance appreciation of the role of civil society engagement.