In line with its tradition since 2012, the Institute of Diplomatic Practice and Development Policies (I-2DP), organized a diplomatic training programme for twelve mid-career officials in Ghana from 22nd to 26th February, 2016.

The programme, which was laced with simulation exercises and group work presentations, placed particular emphasis on the major feature of diplomatic practice which is the art of negotiation and the related conference organization and protocol.
It also updated participants’ knowledge in international economic relations, particularly, international development cooperation with emphasis on how Africa’s 2063 economic transformation agenda feeds into the Sustainable Development Goals adopted by the UN General Assembly in November, 2015. Climate change challenges and the importance of private sector involvement in the realisation of Africa’s economic transformation were highlighted with recommendations on alternate approaches which participants may consider at their respective work places.