US Ambasssador receives 30 LEAD-Mongolia participants

2017-01-16 12:46:07

Ulaanbaatar /MONTSAME/ On January 12, Ambassador Jennifer Zimdahl Galt had a reception in her residence in honor of Leaders Advancing Democracy (LEAD)-Mongolia participants.

The event served as a formal send-off of the 30 LEAD-Mongolia participants to the U.S.-bound exchange program, which is taking place from January 13 until February 4, 2017. It also provided an opportunity to meet the LEAD-Mongolia participants, wish them success during the U.S.-bound exchange, and hear their expectations and hopes for the program.

The U.S. exchange program will allow the participants to build a theoretical knowledge base and examine the practical application of various tools used in the United States to advance public policy agendas. The program will include academic sessions and site visits in Washington, as well as an intensive academic training program at the University of Virginia, Charlottesville.

Ambassador Jennifer Zimdahl Galt kicked off the event with welcome remarks that were followed by brief overview of the LEAD-Mongolia Project by World Learning Project Director, Adam LeClaire, and impressions of the program and views of its significance by LEAD-Mongolia participants, Battulga Chambuu and Gerelee Odonchimed respectively.