Sushma Swaraj Institute of Foreign Service (SSIFS) on Monday launched its first special course for Diplomas from Sierra Leone. The special course commenced on June 21 in which 31 Diplomats from Sierra Leone are participating.
The first special course for Diplomats from Sierra Leone is being held virtually from Sushma Swaraj Institute of Foreign Service (SSIFS), Ministry of External Affairs, New Delhi from 21st June to 2nd July 2021. The special course was inaugurated on 21 June 2021 by Amb. JS Mukul Dean (SSIFS).
The two-week course would include modules on India's Foreign policy, contemporary international issues, multilateral diplomacy, diplomatic skills, India's economic and technological development, disaster management, and health diplomacy.
The course would also include lectures on India-West Africa Relations including regional grouping and a special focus on India-Sierra Leone relations, contemporary issues such as maritime security. Earlier, a memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between SSIFS, MEA India, and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs & International Cooperation of Sierra Leone was signed on 13 October 2019. So far, 11 diplomats from Sierra Leone have participated in different courses for foreign diplomats conducted by SSIFS.