Malta Third Country Training

Malta FlagThe Commonwealth Secretariat and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Malta, are pleased to announce the 2014 courses offered under the Malta/Commonwealth Third Country Training Programme (MTCTP). The MTCTP began in 1995 and since then over 1,400 Commonwealth officials have been trained in areas where Malta has a comparative advantage.


Modern Diplomacy for Small States (19 – 28 March 2014)

Course Organiser: Diplo Foundation

Participants in this programme will learn about current challenges and organisational needs of diplomacy of small states. The focus will be on introducing and discussing practical solutions to problems facing small states in particular, and sharing experiences on strategies that yield positive outcomes. The programme will include a strong skill-enhancement component consisting of simulation exercises and workshops. Course content will be drawn from current best practices in the area of public diplomacy, information technology, diplomatic protocol and organisation of diplomatic and consular services.

As part of the programme, participants will be asked to present a short summary of the challenges and experiences of their own diplomatic services. Through sharing of experiences, programme participants will benefit from the comparison of their national challenges with available global expertise and experiences from other small island states.

Who can apply?

The workshop is aimed at senior and middle-ranking officials of foreign ministries and other departments preferably with a minimum of 5 years work experience dealing with foreign affairs from small states.

Deadline for submission of nomination is 27 December 2013.

Modern Diplomacy for Small States March 2014 - brochureModern Diplomacy for Small States March 2014 - brochure

Modern Diplomacy for Small States application formModern Diplomacy for Small States application form

Legal Frameworks for ICTs (21 – 26 April 2014)

Course Organiser: COMNET Foundation for ICT Development

The course on Legal Frameworks for ICTs aims to:

  • Sensitise policy-makers and senior public service managers to a comprehensive range of legislative and regulatory issues that need to be addressed to facilitate the mainstreaming of ICTs into socio-economic development;
  • Illustrate different approaches taken and experiences gleaned through the adoption of various model laws and regulatory mechanisms;
  • Provide a road-map and tool set for the systematic enactment of a comprehensive and mature Cyberlaw framework;
  • Provide an understanding of emerging issues and contemporary international dialogue on issues such as Broadcasting and Interconnection, Internet Governance, Cybercrime and Jurisdiction.

Who can apply?

The training course is intended primarily for professionals holding senior/middle management positions from legal and policy as well as operational departments. Applicants who do not fill participant criteria are also invited to attend on a self-sponsorship basis. Deadline for submission of nomination is 7 February 2014.

Legal Frameworks for ICTs 2014 brochureLegal Frameworks for ICTs 2014 brochure

Legal Frameworks for ICTs 2014 - application formLegal Frameworks for ICTs 2014 - application form

Public Administration and Management: Enhancing Performance in Public Administration (9 -17 June 2014)

Course Organiser: The Centre for Development, Research & Training

This intensive programme will provide participants with the skills required to improve Public Administration performance.  The programme will focus on measuring and enhancing performance, examples of best practices, motivation and training, better regulation and organisational change and, redesigning systems for performance.  The training course aims to impart specialised knowledge as well as provide a forum for discussion and consultation between participants and course faculty. Through the presentation of best practices and the sharing of participants’ work experiences at the national level, the course is expected to achieve a significant level of skill transfer among the management personnel attending. Participants will also have the opportunity to draw up and discuss an Action Plan for future implementation at their place of work.

Who can apply?

The training course is intended primarily for professionals holding senior/middle management positions within core areas in their respective Public Administration. Deadline for submission is 14 April 2014.

Public Administration and Management Enhancing Performance in Public Administration brochurePublic Administration and Management: Enhancing Performance in Public Administration brochure 

Public Administration and Management Enhancing Performance in Public Administration applicationPublic Administration and Management: Enhancing Performance in Public Administration application form


For further information on the 2014 courses, please contact the course organiser using the contact details provided in the brochure. For more general queries about the programme, please contact:

Ms Shakira Lukmanji
Programme Assistant, Technical Cooperation & Strategic Response Group
Governance and Institutional Development Division (GIDD)
Commonwealth Secretariat
Marlborough House, Pall Mall
London, SW1Y 5HY
UK

Telephone: + 44 (0) 20 7747 6368
Fax: + 44 (0) 20 7747 6515/6335
Email: s.lukmanji@commonwealth.int