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.
|Congressional / NGO Fellowship Program (Spring 2013 and Fall 2013)|
|Based in Washington DC, this program will focus on public accountability, legislative procedures, and relationships between government, citizens and NGOs. Fellowship placements for each fellow will provide first hand direct experience of day-to- day workings in the U.S. Congress and major civil society organizations.|
Travelers from the United States with whom the fellows interact during the program will travel to Fellows home countries to learn first-hand about the situation there, provide assistance and participate in a mutual exchange of knowledge.
U.S. delegates are selected from among the mentors and hosting organizations and Congressional offices. they will travel to the region for a about seven to 14 days. American travelers will attend orientation sessions prior to departing the United States during which they will learn about host country culture and review details of the itinerary.
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)
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.