Parliamentary Diplomacy has become an important tool to help Parliaments to address regional and global challenges. The Training Program on Parliamentary Diplomacy aims to strengthen the capacity of parliamentary staff in the region to better support their parliaments engage in this relatively new, but increasingly necessary, form of diplomacy.
Fellows completing the Training Program on Parliamentary Diplomacy will be able to better support parliamentarians to actively engage in diplomatic discussions and debates on the regional and international scenes.
They will be able to prepare effective speeches, memoranda, and to assist in the creation of draft resolutions on a variety of subjects related to international relations and foreign affairs. Fellows will also be able to demonstrate an increased awareness of international relations, foreign affairs, international law, parliamentary processes and the workings of certain inter-parliamentary organizations, particularly as they relate to the above mentioned parliamentary diplomacy documents.
The second intake was conducted over a 13 week period, culminating in an additional practical simulation.
The training in 2020 was delivered by distance using digital tools (e.g., Zoom). Those portions originally planned as face-to-face were also held by distance in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
20 Apr to 24 Jul
1 – 11 Sep
18 members of parliamentary staff successfully completed the program
The training was conducted in English
Link to video on writing speeches