Joseph Varghese, gulf-times.com
*The organisation’s 5th General Assembly gathers its members at Katara to discuss various topics and future projectsMembers of the Global Public Diplomacy [JB emphasis] Network (GPDNet) have unanimously elected Qatar as the next president of the organisation during the start of its fifth General Assembly at Katara – the Cultural Village on Sunday (November 18), it was announced.GPDNet, which was founded in 2014 in Seoul, South Korea, serves as a platform that contributes to international community through cultural and civil society initiatives by sharing knowledge and encouraging co-operation. It is comprised of non-profit national level institutions promoting cultural and public diplomacy.The Network’s current president, Turkey, will hand-over the leadership to Qatar in June next year for a three-year term.“The election was held after high level discussions, both on the cultural and diplomatic level. This time it was held in a new format to cover everyo..
As a community manager, I know that people working in social media are always searching for the ultimate tweet: 140 characters of pure perfection that encourages engagement from their carefully nurtured following. Sometimes you may just stumble upon a tweet that really captures the imagination of your audience. Sometimes, however, you could spend a seriouslyRead more
UNITED NATIONS — Formerly derided as the domain of time-wasting and self-obsession, social media has emerged as an unlikely shining light for international relations and social activism. Twitter diplomacy now has world leaders, diplomats and non-governmental organisations harnessing the people power of social media to amplify their own messages and goals. “Today, 84 per cent ofRead more
Image from, with caption: Kingdom of The Netherlands in Brazil
#Internship The Dutch embassy in Brasilia is offering an internship to a Dutch student (studying at a Dutch university), to strengthen the team that is dealing with Political affairs, Public Diplomacy [JB emphasis] and Culture (PPC). Starting in August 2019 for a period of six months. Deadline for application is May 22nd, midnight (CET) at the latest. For more information, please visit https://lnkd.in/dcxrvHA
Skip to content Chris Trott
UK Ambassador to South Sudan
Part of UK in South Sudan
28th November 2019 Juba, South Sudan
Floods in PiborImagine you are living in a country that is facing a major humanitarian crisis and a civil war. And then it starts raining. Not for a day or two but solidly, for months. The town you are living in, with a population of around 40,000 people, is one of the poorest and most remote in the country, and is situated on a flood plain. Gradually the water rises and you realise that unless you act quickly nothing is going to survive.
So you abandon your home, build a series of mini dykes round the three highest spots in the town and then frantically try to prevent them from being breached as the water level slowly peaks. And then it sits there, for weeks on end. And you are crammed into the space of a school yard with 7,000 others trying to survive. But every journey involves waist deep water and a trudge through mud of the consistency of treacle. Everyone in th..