In 2013, I – 2DP began its efforts at capacity building in diplomatic practice for African officials with a course directed by the Executive Director of I – 2DP, Ambassador Nana Bema Kumi in February, 2013 at the African Centre for Peace and Security Training (ACPST) which is  within the Institute for Security Studies (ISS) in Addis Ababa.

The twenty-two (22) participants from seventeen (17) African countries were addressed on the core subject of Strategic Negotiations with emphasis on Climate Change Negotiations, Arms Trade Talks, Conflict Resolution Negotiations as well as Natural Resource Contract Negotiations by seven resource persons from different African countries and the African Diaspora.