Takshashila’s GCPP alumnus Revendra T participated in the SCA Region Legislative Fellows Program from October 8 – November 8, 2014. The program, sponsored by the US Department of State, is a two-way exchange project for 21 professionals and young leaders from India, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, and the U.S. The program aims at improving institutional capacity for promoting democratic ideals and good governance. The objectives of this programme were to gain an understanding of the US legislative process, explore governance principles and practices in both public and civil society institutions in U.S, gain a deeper understanding of U.S. society, culture, and people, develop and implement projects or programs in their home country that promote good governance, strengthen civil society, and/or support democratic institutions, and increase regional cooperation among governments and civil society.
As a part of this program, Revendra completed a 3 week fellowship at School of Public Services, DePaul University, Chicago.