Italy-Africa, training project for African diplomats under 35 at Luiss SoG

Artificial Intelligence, cybersecurity and sustainability of cultural heritage, two days of meetings begin for 60 young people with the support of Maeci

Consolidate collaboration Italy-Africa uniting our country and individual African countries to respond to the challenges that two continents have in common: from sustainability toArtificial intelligencefrom the cybersecurity to the protection of cultural heritage. These are the objectives at the center of the Young Italian-African Diplomatic Fellows Program, a higher education course organized by Luiss School of Government and United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR) and aimed at a selected group of young African diplomats under 35, currently employed at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of their country. Two days full of meetings, today and tomorrow at the University Campus, for a high-level dialogue with professionals, academics and diplomats on current geopolitical issues involving Italy-Africa relations, starting from the recently “Mattei Plan” launched by the Government.

The Vice Rector for Internationalization of Luiss, Raffaele Marchetti, underlines that “in the last two years, the collaboration between Luiss and the United Nation Institute for Research and Training, with the support of Maeci, has made it possible to organize advanced training for 60 young diplomats coming from over 20 African countries and the African Union on relations between Italy and Africa, as well as on the main challenges related to sustainability”. “This initiative, now in its third edition, does not represent a simple training activity but a further platform for dialogue between Italy and Africa” ​​adds Marchetti.

The partnership with the United Nation Institute for Research and Training for young African diplomats, underlines Giovanni Orsina, Director of the Luiss School of Government, “represents a vivid example of the strategic mission of the Luiss School of Government for the training of national and international PA. We thank Maeci for its support for this initiative which represents an important moment in the dialogue between Italy and Africa in the management of the main national and international challenges”. The presentation of the project saw the participation, among others, of representatives of Unitar and the Ministry for Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation.