Edmond Doua to Participate in International Visitors Leadership Program

Public Affairs Officer Jonathan Cebra and Edmond Doua during the Pre departure orientation (Dept. of State)
Public Affairs Officer Jonathan Cebra and Edmond Doua during the Pre departure orientation (Dept. of State)

ABIDJAN – The Embassy of the United States in Abidjan is pleased to announce that Mr. Edmond Doua has been invited to the United States to attend the International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP) “Media Literacy: Promoting Civil Society through New Media.”  Through this program, participants will examine a variety of new media and social networking tools; explore citizens’ rights and responsibilities in civil society in the U.S.; and learn how citizens may become educated to become discerning consumers of online content.  Participants will visit Washington, D.C.; New York, New York; Atlanta, Georgia; and San Francisco, California.

Mr. Doua is a Technical Advisor for Communications and Public Relations at the Ministry of Planning and Development.

The IVLP is a professional exchange program that seeks to build mutual understanding between the United States and other nations through carefully designed short-term visits to the United States for current and emerging foreign leaders.  International Visitors are current or emerging leaders in government, politics, the media, education, the arts, business, and other key fields.  International Visitors travel to the United States to meet and confer with their professional counterparts and to gain an appreciation of the ethnic, cultural, political, and socio-economic diversity of the United States.  Over 190,000 International Visitors have participated in the program since its inception in 1940.