Diplomacy 4.0 – Beyond the Digital Frontier

Course

Facilitated e-learning

UN Partner

Offered by

United Nations Institute for Training and Research

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Length
6 weeks
Effort
6-8 hours
Level
Intermediate
Language
English
Region
World
Venue
Online
Certificate
Yes
Price
800 USD
Start date
14 October 2019
End date
24 November 2019

Course summary

UNITAR's Diplomacy 4.0 explores the nexus between diplomacy and areas of artificial intelligence, cybersecurity, scientific advancements, digitalisation, internet governance and other significant frontier issues, thus paving the way for the next generation of professionals in this area.

About this course

Humankind is indisputably entering a new digital era. The impact of rapid technological and scientific advances on our professional and everyday lives is so great that World Economic Forum’s Professor Klaus Schwab termed this process as the Fourth Industrial Revolution. We are the witnesses of the transcendence through new frontiers.

These new frontiers go beyond traditional understanding of virtually every aspect of human activity. Unlike in the past, diplomacy and international affairs can no longer afford to slowly adapt to those changes as their pace demands almost business-like agility to stay abreast and relevant.

Diplomacy 4.0 is UNITAR’s answer to these new challenges. The concept explores the nexus between diplomacy and areas of artificial intelligence, cybersecurity, scientific advancements, digitalisation, internet governance and other significant frontier issues, thus paving the way for the next generation of international affairs professionals.

Target audience

Diplomacy 4.0 e-Learning course is primarily geared towards diplomats and foreign ministry officials. These can also include other government officials and participants from the broader diplomatic community, including private sector, civil society and academia.   

Learning objectives

Building up on the Diplomacy 4.0 concept, UNITAR designed its first ever comprehensive e-learning course tackling most pressing issues at the intersection of diplomacy and ICT. The programme will provide its participants not only with theoretical knowledge but also practical skills on how to implement best practices.

Its overarching purpose is to prepare the involved actors for the continuously deepening interdependence between traditional diplomacy and contemporary technology and equip them with necessary skills to excersise those innovations in practice. The programme further intends to raise awareness about Diplomacy 4.0 in the international community, thus stimulating modernisation of diplomatic practices, procedures and dynamics.

Last but not least, it aspires to build up a knowledge hub, bringing subject matter experts and policy-practitioners together to form community discussing latest developments in the field and producing practical solutions. This will be done through the UNITAR alumni platform, in which a separate chapter for all participants worldwide will be established.