Training 90 Egyptian Diplomats on Attracting Investment Skills

Training 90 Egyptian Diplomats on Attracting Investment Skills


Within the framework of the Egyptian approach to opening up the world markets to attract investments and exports which support the Egyptian security on the economic level, the Egyptian Agency of Partnership for Development (EAPD) affiliated to the Ministry Of Foreign Affairs in collaboration with the International Business Driving License (IBDL) has organized an integrated program to develop the skills of Egyptian diplomats in the fields of investment and international trade. This program is the first of its kind in the region.

 The 3-days workshop, which lasted for until Wednesday 29/3/2017, was started d off by Ambassador Dr. Hazem Fahmy, the Secretary General of the Egyptian Agency of Partnership for Development (EAPD), Ambassador Mona Omar, Former Assistant of Foreign Minister, member of the Committee of Eminent Persons of the African Mechanism and Chair of International Relations Committee National Council of Women and Dr. Khaled Khallaf, Chief executive officer at IBDL, along with Ms. Laila Al-Mokaddem Regional Representative of the African Development Bank, and over 90 of Egyptian diplomats. Moreover, Professor Sherif Delawar, Professor of Strategic Management and the renowned economic thinker of the Arab Academy for Sciences and technology, has overseen the workshop.

Dr. Hazem Fahmy, the Secretary General of the Egyptian Agency, said that 90 Egyptian diplomats participated in an intensive course entitled "Strategic Thinking and Modern Diplomacy" over a period of three days, which included a presentation on the concepts of sustainable development, sharing economy and governing mechanisms  as well as a practical training on managing human resources.

Additionally, the ambassador has pointed out that the training course is held for the first time in Egypt and aims at training Egypt's ambassadors on modern diplomacy in the 21st century, which focuses on the economic aspect. He also added that the participants will undergo a one and a half month training program.

In collaboration with EAPD, IBDL organized a reception for the Ambassadors of African countries during the last day of the workshop on Wednesday at the Diplomatic Club. The aim of this reception was to announce offering (1000) executive education grants to African countries, which include test incentives and test for individuals from African countries. The grants also include a set of integrated educational materials and tests that provide the business management skills required by all businesses of all modern institutions in the public and private sectors in all administrative, financial, marketing and leadership specializations.