Dubai: The UAE Government Experience Exchange Program (GEEP), in partnership with the Anwar Gargash Diplomatic Academy (AGDA), launched the ‘Diplomatic Leaders Program.’ The two-month program involves more than 70 skilled Emirati experts who have participated in joint government experience exchange programs and initiatives with various governments worldwide.
The program features a series of lectures, workshops, and interactive sessions to train participants on critical diplomatic skills that will help them effectively share the best UAE practices and experiences with countries worldwide. Mr. Abdulla Nasser Lootah, Deputy Minister of Cabinet Affairs for Competitiveness and Knowledge Exchange, stressed the importance of upskilling Emirati leaders and experts to help them professionally share the UAE’s best practices and experiences with countries worldwide.
The program builds the capabilities of government experience exchange experts and enables them to fulfill their roles efficiently and effectively by developing their contemporary diplomacy as well as leadership skills. This is also done by reviewing the theoretical and experimental frameworks of diplomatic work as well as learning about current political issues and their impact on the contemporary political ecosystem.
Mr. Nickolay Mladenov, Director-General of the AGDA, highlighted the UAE’s growing global prominence and its significant contributions across various domains. The Director-General underscored the importance of the program to empower government officials and develop their diplomatic skills so that they can represent the UAE, guided by its international aspirations and vision.
“The AGDA is committed to fostering collaboration with government entities and creating customized training programs in leadership and diplomacy. Our mission is to prepare government officials to be competent and confident ambassadors for the UAE while sharing Emirati insights and best practices with countries worldwide. Participants will gain an extensive skill set and knowledge, from public speaking, media engagement, diplomatic protocols, and etiquette to the finesse of negotiation and cross-cultural communication,” Mr. Mladenov explained.