Crisis Management and Preparedness Programme
The Centre for Political Studies and Economic Diplomacy (PSED), IDFR organised a course titled Crisis Management and Preparedness Programme from 14 to 16 March 2023. The course was attended by a total of 13 officers from various ministries and agencies including the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Malaysia, Ministry of International Trade and Industry (MITI), Ministry of Agriculture and Food Security (MAFS), Malaysian External Trade Development Corporation (MATRADE), Malaysian Investment Development Authority (MIDA), Tourism Malaysia, and Royal Malaysian Customs Department (JKDM).
The goal of the programme was to equip Malaysian civil service officials with the knowledge and skills in managing crises more effectively and efficiently while serving abroad. Among the modules conducted in the course were Introduction to Conflicts and Crises, Tipping Points, Role of National Security Council (MKN) and National Disaster Management Agency (NADMA) During Crisis Abroad, Managing Documents and Government Assets, Effective Communication During a Crisis, Fleeing a Mission, as well as Role of Diplomats When Serving Abroad.
The first two days of the course were conducted at Seri Pacific Hotel, Kuala Lumpur. On the final day of the course, a crisis simulation exercise was conducted at the Institute of Diplomacy and Foreign Relations (IDFR) where participants went through an exercise on a crisis scenario at a Mission.