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The U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs’ (ECA) first weekly podcast, 22.33, has become the most prolific, most listened to Department of State podcast. Launched in January 2019, 22.33’s weekly episodes highlight international exchange participants’ life-changing stories and showcase the transformative effect exchanges can have.
Middle school children may seem like unlikely ambassadors, and even less likely global health advocates. However, an international, collaborative interagency initiative, called the Zika Education and Prevention Project, is empowering school children around the world to combat disease outbreaks.
A brief closing beatbox and moving forward for the participants
On September 16, 2019, ECA launched its first year-long, multi-office pilot program entitled Communities and Youth for Promoting Hip Hop, Empowerment, and Resiliency (CYPHER), led by ECA’s innovation team, the Collaboratory.
In 2019, ECA's Collaboratory partnered with the nonprofit organization, the Comic Book Project (CBP), to support two innovative comic diplomacy programs.
This year, the Collaboratory partnered with U.S. Consulate General Kolkata to support a pilot project called “Ending Human Trafficking in India, One Story at a Time.”
In partnership with ECA’s Cultural Programs Division and the University of Iowa, the implementor of the International Writing Program (IWP), the Collaboratory supported the Lines & Spaces Creative Writing Workshops in Eritrea.
Each year, State Department-sponsored exchange programs connect approximately 350,000 people in almost every country and all U.S. states.
Building upon the popular 21st Century Fox film Hidden Figures, ECA created a series of Bureau-wide “Hidden No More” programs to highlight the contributions women make in STEM fields.
Through the Virtual Communities Connect initiative, the ECA Collaboratory funded a series of pilot projects that allowed U.S. Embassies around the world to develop meaningful virtual programming with American communities and institutions that help advance American foreign policy goals.