The Department of Information and International Relations (DIIR) of Central Tibetan Administration (CTA) based in Dharamsala began a 5-day training of international diplomacy and advocacy to officers of the Offices of Tibet and select staff of DIIR at the Heritage Village, Manesar, Gurgaon in Haryana on July 18, 2016.
"DIIR is organizing this training to equip the participants with necessary knowledge and skills to deal efficiently with international diplomacy and advocacy in presenting the case of Tibet in the international community," says Tashi Phuntsok, Information Secretary of DIIR.
Tibetan history, foreign offices of Tibet, India's role in Sino-Tibetan issues, world media engagement to sustain the Tibetan cause, Chinese outreach, legacy of the Dalai Lama, relations between Tibetans in Tibet and the Central Tibetan Administration are among the major topics expected to be covered and discussed during the training.
Around 35 participants including the newly appointed representatives of the Offices of Tibet and higher level officers of DIIR are scheduled to receive diplomacy training from highly competent resource persons including four former foreign secretaries of Government of India: Amb. Shivshankar Menon, Amb. Nirupama Rao, Ams.Shyam Saran and Amb. Lalit Mansingh, andTibetan resource persons: Kasur Tashi Wangdi, Kasur Tempa Tsering, and Thupten Samphel, Director of the Tibet Policy Institute, among others.