Diplo offers five postgraduate-level online courses starting the week of 8 October 2018: Language and Diplomacy Development Diplomacy Consular and Diaspora Diplomacy Economic Diplomacy Cybersecurity For more information on each cou...
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Ambassador Kishan S. Rana is Professor Emeritus, and a Senior Fellow at DiploFoundation. He was awarded a BA (Hon) and MA in economics, St Stephens College Delhi. He was in the Indian Foreign Service (1960-95); and worked in China (1963-65, 1970-72)....

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Diplo offers five postgraduate-level online courses starting the week of 9 October 2017: Language and Diplomacy Development Diplomacy Consular and Diaspora Diplomacy Economic Diplomacy Cybersecurity For more information on each cou...
 9 Oct 2017

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Earn an accredited Master’s degree without taking time off work. The Master/Postgraduate Diploma in Contemporary Diplomacy guides working diplomats and international relations professionals through the theoretical and practical building blocks of ...

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Effective bilateral diplomacy is essential to advancing a country’s external interests. Bilateral diplomacy is a key building block of international relations, i.e. the way a pair of countries deals with each other. This course offers a practition...
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In recent years, consular and diaspora diplomacy have both emerged as important areas in diplomatic studies; governments are becoming more citizen-centric. Consular diplomacy has gained prominence in many foreign ministries, a dramatic turnaround...

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Diplo invites you to apply for our upcoming autumn 2014 online courses: Consular and Diaspora Diplomacy In recent years, consular and diaspora diplomacy have both emerged as important areas in diplomatic studies; governments are becoming more ci...
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The Economist of 31 August 2013 carried a rare short report on the institution of the honorary consul. It read: 'Honorary consuls - abooming trade', (with the subheading, 'Foreign ministries employ ever more amateur...
 30 Sep 2013

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The extradition case of Edward Snowden, a former consultant with the US National Security Administration, received global attention. It generated more heat than light, as the top leadership in the United States attempted to browbeat leadership in oth...
 27 Aug 2013

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Recently, I made a phone call to a restaurant to check if their renovations were complete and whether they had re-opened for business. After a few rings, I was directed to their answering machine. I followed that up by searching for them ...
 26 Aug 2013

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In today’s world, we increasingly witness how much migration features in international affairs. It is a complex issue that affects the destination countries that act as magnets for undocumented migrants, and the countries from which originate t...
 20 Aug 2013

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International migration in the 21st Century is attracting a lot of attention of policy makers due to its global impact and increasing linkages to development in an era of increased cooperation and interdependence between countries.

As the movement of people crossing national borders in search of opportunities for better livelihood continues to grow, policy makers are faced with a challenge of broadening focus of migration policies from the narrow view of Migration Control to the wider view of Migration Management.

This study presents the argument that the Diaspora communities, formed as a result of continuous migration, can play an active and important role in development of their origin country but need coordinated efforts and implementation of appropriate policies by Government, Civil Society and other stakeholders to achieve maximum benefits to all parties.

It is estimated that 2.2% of Uganda’s population or approximately 660, 000 Ugandan nationals live in the Diaspora. The Diaspora community is contributing to development of Uganda through Foreign Direct Investments, remittances, promotion of trade, public diplomacy and culture, technology and skills transfer, philanthropic activities, peace building and national reconciliation.

The need for a multi-stakeholder partnership and shared responsibility between all parties involved in international migration i.e. migrants, host country and origin country cannot be over emphasized. Governments need to take the lead in consultation with other stakeholders in designing appropriate policies to ensure that the benefits from international migration are shared by all.

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Ginger's e-participation blog has been exploring many interesting viewpoints on the degree to which e-voting can help enhance participation. It might be worthwhile to explore how these e-participation discussion can be linked to aspects of e-cons...
 31 Mar 2010

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Consular departments take advantage of several e-tools to keep in touch with nationals overseas. Here are three recent trends in using e-tools for consular assistance and protection. (Links point to examples on the web) Call centres: 24/7 call cen...
 24 Mar 2010

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Enforcing visa regimes may not strictly fall under the mandate of the MFA. Nor is it a service directly provided to one's own nationals. However, it is one of the most popular functions routinely performed in embassies and consulates. Visa issue...
 16 Mar 2010

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Consular work, or the ‘Cinderella Service’, has traditionally been a relatively neglected area in most foreign ministries. Recent trends have however reshaped the way foreign ministries think about this function which is sometimes consid...
 12 Mar 2010

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The E-consulate blog will examine the use of the Internet in consular affairs. We will use the term 'e-consulate' to define consular services provided to citizens overseas using the Internet. For this topic, we will look at three sets of clos...
 12 Mar 2010

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