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GLOBAL IMPACT

We have worked in seven countries, across three continents, providing direct training to over 150 young professionals on issues related to health, entrepreneurship, media, advocacy, and the arts. Our network spans civil society, the media, U.S. and local governments, academic institutions, and the private sector.

PARTNERS & NETWORKS

The Open Hands Initiative's innovative programming provides unique opportunities to build meaningful relationships among ordinary citizens, from all sectors of society and throughout the world. In addition to the training and leadership development we provide for future leaders, we also provide platforms for young people to engage with members of government, civil society, and the private sector to influence and affect change today. Through grassroots initiatives as well as high-level conferences, we provide opportunities for diverse sets of individuals to work collaboratively together, across cultures, to solve some of the world's most complex challenges and build pathways for a more globally-minded and connected world. Our partners and supporters are critical to our work. For every program we run, we collaborate with American experts and leaders, as well as local stakeholders to create dynamic exchanges that reach across all sectors of society.

GLOBAL LEADERS

In order to affect change in the future, we forge connections between bright young minds and the world's leaders to make change a process that starts today. We have had the benefit of working with these incredible leaders, experts, and diplomats.

Nobel Peace Laureate & Member of Parliament
DAW AUNG SAN SUU KYI

The Ground Truth Project: Burma Telling its Own Story
Myanmar | 2013

Her Royal Highness of Jordan
PRINCESS DINA MIRED

Fellowship for Young Women Entrepreneurs
Jordan | 2015

Former Governor of Antioquia
SERGIO FAJARDO VALEDERAMA

Post-Conflict Colombia & Public Health
Colombia | 2016

U.S. Ambassador to Jordan
ALICE WELLS

Fellowship for Young Women Entrepreneurs
Jordan | 2015

Co-founder of Global Post
CHARLES M. SENNOTT

Covering a Revolution
Egypt | 2011

U.S. Ambassador to Colombia
KEVIN WHITAKER

Post-Conlfict Colombia & Public Health
Colombia | 2016

Colombia Ambassador to the U.S.
JUAN CARLOS PINZON

Post-Conflict Colombia & Public Health
Colombia | 2016

Founder, VII Photo Agency
GARY KNIGHT

Covering a Revolution
Egypt | 2011


BREAKING GROUND

OHI is a trailblazer in the field of people-to-people diplomacy, breaking ground on a number of first of its kind projects that bring ordinary citizens together in new ways.



Youth Ability Summit
Giving young disability advocates a seat at the table
Syria | 2010

Silver Scorpion Comic Book
A cross-cultural superhero whose abilities know no limit
Syria | 2010

Covering a Revolution
A joint media program capturing the
historic events of the Arab Spring as they unfold in Cairo
Egypt | 2011

Burma Telling Its Own Story
A cross-border media training spotlighting the country's socio-political transformation
Myanmar | 2013

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We actively seek partners — individuals and organizations — from around the world in order to advance our common goals. Please contact us by mail, phone or email to find out more about getting involved.

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