Seminole mayor spreads government knowledge to Africa

nal_waters100913_11690078_8colSEMINOLE — Mayor Leslie Waters has returned after two weeks spent coaching elected officials in eastern Africa on communications in democracy.

Waters was sent to Hargesia, Somaliland, by the International Republican Institute and the U.S. Agency for International Development to provide consulting services to more than 150 elected local government officials and political party leaders in Somaliland.

The nonprofit, nonpartisan IRI was formed in the early 1980s to advance freedom and democracy worldwide by developing political parties, civic institutions, open elections, democratic governance and the rule of law. USAID was formed by the federal government in 1961 to help advance foreign economic development. Its specific goal is to further America’s foreign policy interests in expanding democracy and free markets.

Waters’ seminars focused on ways to be more effective government officials, improve communications with their constituents, the importance of cooperation between elected and party officials on reaching out to residents, and the significance of planning and hosting of town hall meetings.

“Working with the good people of Somaliland was truly a humbling experience,” Waters said. “It was my intention to help make a difference in helping to enhance their democracy and improve the political process for the benefit of all Somalilanders.”

Somaliland is on the eastern African coast on the Gulf of Aden. It borders the Republic of Djibouti, Federal Republic of Ethiopia and Somalia. It is an unrecognized self-declared de facto sovereign state that is internationally recognized as an autonomous region of Somalia. It has about 3.5 million people.


Short URL: http://somalilandembassy.com/?p=235

Posted by on Oct 9 2013. Filed under Current Affairs, News In English. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0. You can leave a response or trackback to this entry

3 Comments for “Seminole mayor spreads government knowledge to Africa”

  1. naturally like your web site however you have to check the spelling on several of
    your posts. A number of them are rife with spelling
    problems and I find it very troublesome to tell the reality then again I’ll definitely
    come again again.

  2. Louis roofer provides a variety of services in the home: an analysis
    of needed repairs, cleaning, roof replacement, roof renovation, the St.
    This is especially true when it comes to larger projects such as kitchen or bathroom remodeling,
    roof replacement, basement transformation as well as landscaping.
    You can get all these information through websites as many previous customers give
    their reviews about the services of such companies.

  3. Do not choose a design that’s recommended by someone,
    like a family member, or because one of your friends have the same design. *See a complete list of mid-range and upscale
    projects at Remodeling magazine. Architects and Interior Designers are great resources
    also, but, a specialized Kitchen Designer will have much more knowledge about the specifics of kitchens and all
    th products that go in them.

Leave a Reply

Copy Protected by Chetan's WP-Copyprotect.