Kalinago Chief in US Sponsored Leadership Program

Chief Kalinago, Lorenzo Sanford

Lorenzo Sanford, Chief of the Kalinago Indigenous Tribe in Dominica, is currently in the United States to participate in the United States Department of State’s International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP).

He is participating in an exchange focused on human and civil rights for marginalized communities from August 20 to September 10.

During the IVLP program, he and participants from several other countries such as Turkey, Ghana, Austria and Mexico will learn best practices to prevent and address human rights violations against members of marginalized communities. ; discuss advocacy strategies to reform discriminatory laws and policies and develop improved legislative protections; plan public education campaigns to promote tolerance, inclusiveness and/or awareness of minority communities and their contribution to society; and examine efforts for interfaith dialogue and cooperation in communities.

The IVLP is the Department of State’s premier professional exchange program that brings together emerging leaders in their respective professions to engage with their U.S. counterparts and share best practices with program participants.

Kevin E. Boling