TwispWorks’ Executive Director Sarah Brown has been selected to participate in a U.S. Department of State seminar on rural engagement in global affairs.
Brown will attend the seminar in Birmingham, Alabama, in late February/early March. She is one of 40 participants including state senators, academics, development professionals, and entrepreneurs.
Brown’s experience as a Fulbright Fellow to Hungary in 2017-18 qualified her to apply for the seminar. Alumni seminars take place in six world regions and the United States; each seminar is three to four days for small groups of alumni. The seminars include expert speakers, interactive trainings, participant-led discussions on the seminar’s theme, and alumni networking activities. Through the small grants program, alumni have the opportunity to take action and make a positive difference in their communities.
After the last three years of intense world events Brown said she is ‘’more aware than ever of the connections that exist between rural and urban areas around the world, and also of the continuing struggle for rural areas to access services and support.” She expects to engage with the seminar participants to learn how rural areas around the globe are meeting the many challenges of our time.