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Causes: International, International Cultural Exchange, International Development, International Exchange, International Peace & Security, Promotion of International Understanding

Mission: Heartland International is a non-profit organization based in Chicago, Illinois. Established in 1989, the organization designs, implements, and manages political, economic and social development projects, as well as international education exchange programs. Through its programs, Heartland International seeks to: 1. bring to bear the traditionally underutilized resources of the Midwestern United States on international programs; 2. act as a catalyst in strengthening emerging democratic institutions; 3. provide training and technical assistance to encourage microenterprise development; 4. support the role of women in economic, political and social affairs in emerging democracies; 5. provide a forum for the exchange of ideas between the U.S. and foreign policymakers; 6. promote mutual understanding between various segments of U.S. society and their international counterparts.

Programs: Heartland International's programs focus on NGO capacity-building; sustainable economic development; civic education; transparency in government; human rights advocacy; and women's leadership development in Africa, Asia, the NIS and Central and Eastern Europe.

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