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U.S. Embassy Abuja PAS Annual Program StatementCFDA Number: 19.040 – Public Diplomacy [JB emphasis] Programs
Contact: PAS, U.S. Embassy Abuja
Email: [email protected] Opportunity DescriptionThe U.S. Embassy Abuja Public Affairs Section (PAS) is pleased to issue this Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) for its Public Diplomacy (PD) small grants program. This annual program statement outlines PAS’ funding priorities and the procedures for submitting applications for funding. Please carefully read through and follow all instructions below. Implementation of this program remains subject to the approval and availability of U.S. government fiscal year 2019 (FY2019) funds.Purpose of PAS Grants: PAS awards a limited number of grants to individuals, non-governmental organizations, academic institutions, and other civil society entities that further the Embassy’s policy goals and strengthen relations between the American and Nigerian peoples. PAS will p..
What conditions make Facebook a productive digital diplomacy tool? In a new article published in The Hague Journal of Diplomacy, CPD Contributing Scholar Dr. Damien Spry examines how ministries of foreign affairs have used Facebook to connect with audiences in several locations across Asia-Pacific.
Specifically, Spry takes a look at the environmental, institutional, algorithmic and audience factors behind the use of Facebook for digital diplomacy. He finds that the institutional factors that compel ministries to post certain types of content do not always match the audience factors that drive engagement on the platform.
For public diplomats seeking to craft meaningful engagement, considering what is immediately useful or emotionally resonant to target audiences may be what is needed to make Facebook an important diplomacy tool. Spry writes:
“MFAs can, therefore, unburden themselves from unrealistic expectations that Facebook can be a forum for..
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Comparisons are inevitable. …Foreign Minister Marise Payne’s speech comes after a concerted run of major foreign and defence policy speeches, each laden with announcements as the major parties joust in unofficial campaign mode running up to the 2019 federal election. …The New Colombo Plan: this was a signature initiative of Payne’s predecessor and an effective public diplomacy [JB emphasis] Australians’ Asia literacy by supporting scholarships for students to study and intern in the region.The Government’s broadcasting review and Foreign Affairs’ review of Australia’s soft power in the region weren’t mentioned in the speech. In answer to a question on them, Payne referred to the government’s plans to work with commercial partners to increase access to Australian content in the Pacific. Wong referred specifically to the cutting of public broadcasting to the Pacific and the need to remedy it. …
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