Young diplomats from Eastern Europe, Africa and Asia came to Warsaw at the beginning of September 2007 in order to expand their knowledge of international co-operation, democratisation and modes of resolution of socio-economic problems. This the second time the Event has been organised (the first one in July last year) - then, 24 persons from 10 countries participated (Ukraine, Moldova, Georgia, Togo and Mozambique).
Here is what one of last year's trainees said:
„We participated in lectures on energy security which is a very important issue - said Maraim Maisaia from Georgia. "We also benefited from classes introducing diplomatic protocol and procedures. As young diplomats, we have already managed to learn much but we are still working hard to expand our knowledge".
This year's training will be organised in two rounds (in September and in October), following the great demand expressed by developing countries. In total, 50 young diplomats representing 13 countries (Ukraine, Afghanistan, Georgia, Moldova, Tanzania, the Palestinian Autonomy, Iraq, Yemen, Senegal, Mali, Benin, Botswana, Cameroon) will attend the training. They will have courses in international co-operation, democratisation and diplomatic protocol, all related to socio-economic challenges of their countries of origin. The programme of the training includes study visits in Krakow and Kazimierz Dolny, as well as active participation in the Forum on Polish Foreign Assistance on September 22 in Warsaw.
The training is organised by Development Co-operation Department in collaboration with Diplomatic Academy of the Polish Institute of International Affairs. The lecturers will be university professors, MFA officers and lecturers from Diplomatic Academy.
We hope that this year's feedback from the Participants will be as positive as the one we received last year.