Countries: Belarus, United States
Duration: October 2012 to September 2017
This project uses professional exchanges to establish connections between the people of Belarus and their US colleagues so participants can learn about the advantages and disadvantages of a democratic, free-market economy. Over five years, the project will bring at least 300 participants from Belarus to the United States on three-week exchanges, which will feature tailored trainings, homestays, and community service projects. The project is funded by the U.S. Agency for International Development as a task order under the Focus on Results: Enhancing Capacity across Sectors in Transition II-Participant Training contract (FORECAST II-PT).