Ankara (UNA-OIC) – The Statistical, Economic and Social Research and Training Centre for Islamic Countries (SESRIC), a subsidiary organ of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), in partnership with Turkey’s Diplomacy Academy of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, will organize a training course on “Cultural Diplomacy for the OIC Junior Diplomats” on September 13-16.
The training course, whose primary focus is to provide knowledge on the association between cultural diplomacy and foreign policy as well as identifying processes to formulate and monitor effective cultural diplomacy practices, will be held via video conferencing platform.
Renowned experts will deliver the training course, which will provide junior diplomats from the OIC Member States with the opportunity to gain working knowledge and enhance their understanding on how cultural diplomacy is practiced around the world and how to successfully use it as a strategic foreign policy tool in the 21st century.
The training course on Cultural Diplomacy for the OIC Junior Diplomats is organized within the framework of SESRIC’s Diplomacy Capacity Building Program (Diplomacy-CaB), which was initiated in 2017 with the aim to enhance diplomatic skills of junior diplomats, help them acquire the necessary knowledge about the OIC and assist their understanding of the major regional and international issues.
Since 2017, SESRIC has organized four training programs within the scope of its Diplomacy-CaB (2017, 2018, 2019 and 2020) and hosted relevant representatives from the OIC General Secretariat, OIC institutions, international organizations, renowned experts, practitioners and academicians who have contributed to the program by delivering training on various issues of relevance to the OIC diplomatic community.