In line with its tradition since 2012, the Institute of Diplomatic Practice and Development Policies (I-2DP), an applied policy research institute as well as a growing centre for capacity development of African officials who represent their governments or organisations at international meetings began its courses in Diplomatic Practice and International Development Cooperation  at three levels, namely, mid-career, senior and young officials levels,  with the first one in February, 2015 which was  for Mid-career Officials.

The second of the 2015 Training Programs which is for Senior Officials, is scheduled from 20th to 24th April, 2015 and will place emphasis on the art of negotiation, a fundamental requirement in all areas of diplomatic practice. Public speaking and speechwriting will feature prominently. The course also aims at updating participants’ knowledge in international economic relations, particularly, international development cooperation with emphasis on the Post 2015 Development Agenda. The importance of private sector involvement in the realisation of Africa’s 2063 Development Agenda will be highlighted with recommendations on alternate approaches which participants may consider when called upon to advise on such matters upon their return to their respective work places. Topics on Migration Trends in Africa and Understanding the Financial Markets will also be addressed.

All courses are residential and of five working days duration.