The Legislative Fellows Program 2013-2015 (LFP-NA) links community leaders from the United States, Egypt, Libya and Tunisia. This two-year program supports young professionals from North Africa, builds capacity in local Civil Service Organizations (CSO), and strengthens mutual understanding of the legislative and policy making processes in all countries.
LFP is sponsored by the United States Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, and administered by Legacy International with assistance from the U.S. Association of Former Members of Congress, and multiple in-country partners from the MENA region.
US Cultural Immersion and Fellowship Experience
Legacy in cooperation with AMIDEAST and the US Embassies in each country selected 12 women and 12 men representing Egypt, Tunisia and Libya. These young professionals distinguish themselves as leaders in countries experience rapid change. Each Fellow upon return to home countries will implement community based projects designed after experiencing of various models/approaches during their US immersion.
Based in Washington DC, this 3 week program focuses on public accountability, legislative procedures, and the inter-relationships between government, citizens and NGOs. Fellowship Hosts provide first hand direct experience of day-to- day workings in the U.S. Congress and major civil society organizations.
Congressional Briefing with LFP participants at Rayburn House, Washington DC : “Political Change in North Africa: Where is the Arab Spring Heading?”
US Delegates travel abroad
US Delegates who played major hosting or training roles are selected to travel to the Fellows’ home countries to co-deliver workshops and gain first-hand knowledge of each country. Read about recent trips U.S. Delegation to Egypt and the U.S. Delegation to Morocco
Legislative Fellows – Spring 2012 (slideshow)
Previous LFP program
Legacy successfully implemented the Legislative Fellows Program in 2009-2011, bringing 18 delegates from Kuwait and Oman to the U.S. and sending two delegations of American fellows to the region. Pictures from the first LFP program are below:
U.S. Delegates Trip to Kuwait and Oman (December 2010)
LFP Program Slideshow (Fall 2010 delegation)