I – 2DP began this year’s training programmes from 17th to 22nd March, 2013 at the Nyansapo House in Accra with mid-career diplomats and officials. Eleven ghanaian participants,  who were from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration and the Ministry of Finance and Economic Planning were joined by one participant from the Sierra Leone Foreign Ministry.

They were instructed by highly qualified professionals. Highlights of the programme included an address on ‘The Overall Japan-Africa Relations: With Eyes on TICAD V” delivered by former UNESCO Director-General, Ambassador Koichiro Matsuura at the Accra International Conference Centre.

Presentations were made on  New Approaches to Development Policies; Economic Diplomacy; the Politics of Integration and The Art of Negotiations. The programme ended on the high note of an address by the Deputy Commandant of the Kofi Annan International Peacekeeping Training Centre, Brigadier-Gen B F Kusi, on the all-important subject of ‘Peace and Security in Africa’.