Seventeen (17) African Union Officials successfully completed the above-mentioned programme conducted by the Institute of Diplomatic Practice and Development Policies (I-2DP) in Nazareth, Ethiopia, from 24th to 28th November, 2014.

The resource persons for the training programme were Ambassador Nana Bema Kumi and Mr Alexander Kwame Archine, both of I-2DP in Accra.
The four day intensive programme focused on Partnership Management and Coordination. It was carefully conceived to give full insight into how to negotiate and implement partnership agreements through knowledge-based management and coordination and was guided by the different needs of various units within and outside the African Union which relate to the Partnership Management and Coordination Division of the AU Commission. Emphasis was placed on the prominence of development cooperation among nations and regions and the increased role being played by international organisations. The related diplomatic practice, such as negotiation and communication skills; the knowledge, skills and approach required to ensure successful implementation of such partnerships, including strategic thinking, leadership skills and attention to organisational culture with significant doses of realities of globalisation and more especially, the inevitable consequences of other partnerships of current AU Partners was injected into the course to help enhance participant’s awareness of the constantly evolving international environment and how to manage the accompanying risks.