Kini Bernard COMOE to Participate in International Visitors Leadership Program

ABIDJAN – The Embassy of the United States in Abidjan is pleased to announce that Mr. Kini Bernard COMOE has been invited to the United States to attend the International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP) “Sustainable Agriculture in the U.S.”  Through this program, participants will explore the factors that influence American economic, agricultural and trade policy, especially U.S.-Africa initiatives like the African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA), food security and sustainable development.  Participants will visit Washington, D.C.; Little Rock, Arkansas; Santa Fe, New Mexico; and Portland, Oregon.

Mr. Yao is Director of Planning, Programs and Finance at the Ministry of Agriculture.

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.