Malaysian Technical Cooperation Programme (MTCP): Crisis Management for International Participants 2016
IDFR organised a Crisis Management for International Participants 2016 course on 11 to 24 May 2016. The course, funded by the Malaysian Technical Cooperation Programme (MTCP), is designed to provide insights on theories, strategies, elements and issues related to international crisis management as well as to enhance knowledge and skills in the various approaches and techniques in managing crisis.
The Crisis Management for International Participants 2016 course is the third MTCP programme held at IDFR this year, following a diplomatic training course for junior diplomats held in March and a special workshop on ASEAN for Lao PDR officials in April.
18 participants from 16 countries underwent 14 days of training covering various issues such as national and international security, international humanitarian issues and challenges, scenario planning and future studies, environment and energy crisis, maritime diplomacy, counter-terrorism and crisis negotiations. The participants are from Bhutan, Cambodia, Egypt, the Gambia, Guinea, Indonesia, Lao PDR, Malawi, Malaysia, Palestine, the Philippines, Seychelles, Swaziland, Turkey, Uzbekistan and Vietnam.
The Closing and Certificate Presentation Ceremony was held on 24 May 2016 at IDFR. Datuk Salman Ahmad, the Director General of IDFR delivered the Closing Remarks and presented the certificate of attendance to the participants. Ms. Mojica Maria Kristina Bernadette Concepcion of the Philippines delivered the vote of thanks as the class representative. Also in attendance were H.E. Alpha Diallo, Ambassador of the Republic of Guinea to Malaysia; H.E. Dato’ Dr. Anwar H. Al Agha, Ambassador of the State of Palestine to Malaysia, H.E. Basak Turkoglu, Ambassador of the Republic of Turkey to Malaysia; Mr. Beh Ching Chye, Principle Assistant Secretary of International Cooperation and Development Division (ICADD), Wisma Putra; Minister Counsellors and Embassy Representatives of the participating countries.
Sarah Zahirah Ruhama, PSED