The international visitors delegation take a picture with presenters Michael Kohn, President of NWC, and Maya Efrati, an NWC legal fellow.

A delegation from countries including India, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka, visited the National Whistleblower Center (NWC) today to learn about U.S. whistleblower reward laws and their role in cracking down on fraud both domestically and internationally. The visit was facilitated by the International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP), an initiative of the U.S. Department of State.

The presentation was led by NWC President Michael Kohn and NWC Legal Fellow Maya Efrati. In the presentation they demonstrated how whistleblower law is a powerful tool the government can leverage to combat fraud, increase transparency, and ensure accountability.

Questions from delegation members guided the conversation to a wide-range of subjects, including intelligence community and federal employee whistleblower protections; the role of NGOs in whistleblower advocacy and legislation; and NWC’s advocacy work based on information collected through Freedom of Information Act requests.

NWC hopes that the delegation enjoys their time in the U.S. and are able to use our lessons-learned in their own countries to implement more robust whistleblower protections.