Strategy Studies Center Training Sessions

Humanitarian diplomacy course

The course, which extends over eight months, provides eleven topics and is divided into two theoretical sections, presented by academics and specialized experts, in an interactive and practical manner, including meetings with decision makers and visits to official institutions. It aims to provide Syrian youth with the information and skills necessary to empower them and enhance their capabilities in the fields of humanitarian diplomacy, mobilization and advocacy skills, in order to coordinate with decision-makers in order to support their humanitarian activities.

Human diplomacy is the link between the humanitarian action and other working systems as the political, social and economic action system, giving humanitarian diplomacy is increasingly important, so many global, regional and local humanitarian organizations are seeking to train their crews on the basis of human diplomacy and develop their skills in this area. Human diplomacy is not limited to work within the humanitarian system, but exerts to include all those interested in it, such as journalists, humanitarian activists, support organizers and advocacy campaigns, so that humanitarian diplomacy seeks to persuade officials, decision and donors to support humanitarian issues.

The course aims to achieve the following goals:

  • Providing Syrian youth with the necessary information related to the concept of humanitarian diplomacy.
  • Strengthening the capabilities of Syrian youth in communicating and coordinating with decision-makers to support humanitarian activity in Syria.
  • Providing the Syrian youth with theoretical information and practical experience that will enable them to be humanitarian and academic activists.
  • Training Syrian youth on communication skills and planning advocacy campaigns.
  • Training on the skills and requirements of facilitating official and public meetings and conferences.
  • Training on how to build the necessary communication networks with opinion leaders, decision makers and media centers.
  • Training on decision-making systems and how to build and manage a database.
  • Training on the foundations of public policy and diplomacy in international relations.
  • Training on self-management, time and team management.
  • Training on the foundations of international law, human rights law, and the management of civil society institutions.

Course Duration:

The session continues for eight months, divided into 144 training hours, and includes eleven training modules, to divide training hours on the modules according to its importance and qualitative weight.

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Course topics:

01

Leadership and self-development skills:

This module is given 12 hours to train on the basics of management and leadership as well as time management.

02

Macroeconomics and Microeconomics:

12 hours, Focusing on Economics essentials, managing resources, and studying the economic concepts related to macro and microeconomics.

03

Decision support systems and political parties:

18 hours, to focus on the basics of decision making, study the decision-making metrics and the decision support models. Alongside, the role of the information bank.

04

Political Science and Public Administration:

12 hours Includes, teaching the general concepts in public policy and the relation between political science and other sciences, especially sociology and economics.

05

Globalization, the international order and public
international law:

12 hours dedicated to teaching several branches of international law, international humanitarian law, and the civilians’ rights during wars.

06

Civil society organizations and human rights:

12 hours dedicated to teaching several branches of international law, international humanitarian law, and the civilians’ rights during wars.

07

Negotiation Department and Rational Policies:

12 hours targeting the negotiation basics, convincing and influence skills, body language, effective communication, and managing dialogues.

08

Humanitarian diplomacy:

12 hours targeting the negotiation basics, convincing and influence skills, body language, effective communication, and managing dialogues.

09

Public relations, organization and management of events:

12 hours are devoted to this module spotlighting the basics of public relations and how to manage them, organizing and managing public events, like conferences and exhibitions.

10

Facilitation skills for discussion sessions and activities:

12 hours of training are allocated for this module.

11

The crowd and advocacy:

12 hours, highlighting mobilization and advocacy mechanisms, building networks and alliances, using effective communication techniques, upskilling the trainees in advocacy, raising their awareness, coaching them on tools and social networking techniques.