Morocco World News
Rabat, July 21, 2012
The Moroccan Association for Development and Parallel Diplomacy (AMADIP) is hosting on the 27th and 28th of July 2012 at the Higher Institute of Information and Communication in Rabat (ISIC) the first meeting on non-governmental diplomacy, under the theme: ”Towards a new vision of Public diplomacy.”
The meeting aims to define the status of Moroccan diplomacy in the current context; reinforce the role and initiatives of civil society to promote Morocco’s image, values and causes via public diplomacy; and to strengthen partnership between civil society and public authorities.
The meeting is organized in close collaboration with the Higher Institute of Information and Communication, the SNRT TV forum, the Washington Moroccan American Club, Friends of the Moroccan Sahara in Spain, and Morocco World News. The meeting will be attended by the Directorate of Public Diplomacy and Non-State Actors of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation, the Ministry of Communication, the Ministry in Charge of Relations with Parliament and Civil Society, as well as researchers, journalists and civil society leaders.
The meeting will also be marked by a panel discussion to be held Friday, July 27 from 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM at ISIC. It will address the following topics: prospects and challenges of diplomacy; the role of media and Moroccans living abroad in promoting and branding Morocco via public diplomacy; cultural diplomacy and its role in promoting national heritage, diversity and cultural values; and scientific research and think tank diplomacy. The 28th will be devoted to workshops with the aim of developing a strategic vision and a program on non-governmental diplomacy.