The Protection of Flora and Fauna Working Group seeks to redefine and communicate to the public and decision-makers the full value of protected areas on the eve of the hundredth anniversary of the first protected area in Russia and the US National Park Service in 2016.
The Business Ethics and Compliance Working Group aims to standardize basic international compliance criteria for Russian multinational supply chains, educate Russian suppliers, and encourage voluntary participation (ISO9000 model) for multinationals and Russian suppliers.
The Collaborative Journalism Working Group will connect sister cities Novosibirsk and Minneapolis/Saint Paul through an online portal where journalists and citizens will post articles, photos, and videos, ask questions, and converse.
The Gender Equity Working Group will work with NGO experts to create effective and sustainable responses to violence against women while also providing an opportunity for them to share knowledge and skills and develop new partnerships.
On September 26-27, 2013, Russian and American experts in four fields gathered in Arlington, VA, for the first half of a two-part “Building New Networks” conference hosted by Eurasia Foundation’s US-Russia Social Expertise Exchange (SEE).