Colombo Plan Diplomatic Training Course for International Participants

October 01, 2012 00:00
October 01, 2012 00:00
  • 94 11 2684386
Diplomatic Training Course for International Participants
Sponsored by
Conducted by
(IDFR) Malaysia
The Malaysian Technical Cooperation Programme (MTCP) was set up by the Government of Malaysia in 1980 and since then been providing technical assistance to other developing countries. The Main objective of MTCP is to promote and facilitate technical cooperation amongst developing countries based on the concept of self-reliance. The programme consolidates various forms of technical cooperation in areas where Malaysia has the experience and expertise. It encourages the exchange of relevant experiences, pooling and sharing of resources and development of complementary capabilities.
The Colombo Plan for Cooperative Economic and Social Development in Asia and the Pacific was conceived at the Commonwealth Conference on Foreign Affairs held in Colombo, Ceylon (now Sri Lanka) in January 1950 and was launched on 1 July 1951 as a cooperative venture for the economic and social advancement of the people of South and Southeast Asia. It has grown from the founding group of seven
Current Colombo Plan member countries are Afghanistan, Australia, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Fiji, India, Indonesia, Iran, Japan, Republic of Korea, Lao PDR, Malaysia, Maldives, Mongolia, Myanmar, Nepal, New Zealand, Pakistan, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Thailand, United States of America and Vietnam.
The training programmes are practitioner-oriented and are aimed at equipping officers with the skills and knowledge to meet the challenges they face in the conduct of their professional duties. The Institute provides training in two broad areas - diplomacy and foreign relations, as well as foreign languages.
To enhance knowledge and diplomatic skills in the conduct of diplomatic and foreign relations
  • To provide ideas, concepts and hands-on experience in the conduct of negotiations and cross-cultural communication
  • To enable networking with members of Malaysia’s public sector and among participants for forging mutually beneficial relationships
The main components of the programme are:
  1. Cross-Cultural Communication
  2. Public Diplomacy
  3. Multilateral and Regional Organisations
  4. International Negotiations
  5. Human Rights
MTCP recipient countries and Colombo Plan member countries.
  • Mid-career public sector officials with over 4 years experience in international
  • Basic university degree
  • In good mental and physical health
  • Ability to work independently and in groups.
    The terms and conditions of fellowship awards under the MTCP – Colombo Plan are as follows. MTCP and the Colombo Plan Secretariat will provide:
    1. Local training costs
    2. A daily allowance
    Expenses for medical and dental treatment in government hospitals/ clinics will be borne by the Malaysian Government. In case of admission to government hospitals, participants will be eligible for first class wards. Dental treatment is restricted to extraction and filling only. Candidates should be certified to be medically fit to participate in this course. Participants are advised to make appropriate insurance
    Accommodation will be provided by MTCP. Participants are not allowed to bring any family members during the course. Participants are required to fully participate in the programme.
    appropriately attired.
    Secretary General
    No.31, Wijerama Mawatha
    Tel: + 94 11 2684386
    Any queries can be forwarded to Ms. Savini Sirikumara, Programme Officer of Public
    The deadline for the nominations will be strictly observed.
    <div rgb(0,="" 0,="" 0);="" font-family:="" arial;="" font-size:="" small;="" "=""> Selection of participants will be done jointly by CPS, IDFR and MTCP. Selected participants will be notified through the national focal points. Since we intend to notify the participants of their acceptance as soon as their applications are processed and decision arrived at, sending nominations as early as possible is very much advisable.