cfr_logo
main_image_home
  •  

     

     

    DIRD_head

    Simwana Said King'oma: Head of the Department of International Relations and Diplomacy

     

    DEPARTMENT OF INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS AND DIPLOMACY (DIRD)

    The Department Background

    Introduction

    The department of International Relations and Diplomacy (DIRD) has been established to cater for the socio-economic and political needs during and after the liberation struggles in Africa. One of the needs was and still is to offer training in International Relations and Diplomacy to address the socio-economic and political changes facing the world today. To meet these demands the DIRD offers courses which provide knowledge, skills and and appropriate attitudes to students dealing with International Relations and Diplomacy

    International Relations is an important discipline offered in other higher learning institutions. However, the DIRD combines the study of International Relations and Diplomacy into one meaningful training programme. Moreover, the DIRD offers a comprehensive programme for the low and medium level government and private sector personnel such as junior officers in the Immigration offices, Agriculture and Farmers Associations, Non-Government Organizations (NGOs), Embassies and small and medium enterprises.

    The need for International Relations and Diplomatic training in Tanzania and worldwide is increasing. This is because local, regional and international challenges associated with conflict prevention and resolution, peace making, human security and arms control, regional integration, poverty alleviation, negotiation and mediation skills are becoming increasingly multifaceted. Thus, it requires the conflict negotiators, peace makers and the like to undergo a specialized and an integrated training.

    Overall Objective

    The overall objective of the DIRD is to provide knowledge and skills of International Relations and Diplomacy to diplomats as well as other people who are engaged in local and aainternational politics and socio-economic affairs.

    Specific Objectives

    • To equip students with the fundamentals of International Relations and Diplomacy
    • To equip students with the practice of International Relations and Diplomacy

    PROGRAMMES OFFERED

    The department offers regular, non-regular and short programmes for its clients

    The regular programmes are:

    Certificate in International Relations and Diplomacy (CIRD) - NTA Level 4 for one year.

    This course aims at enabling the graduates to apply the elementary knowledge and skills in International Relations and Diplomacy at work places. The graduates normally work under the close supervision of qualified professionals in various public, private and Non-governmental Organizations (NGOs).

    Structure of the course

    NTA Level 4

    Semester One

    LCT 04101 Basics of English

    EDT 04206 Basics of Economics

    IRT 04103 Introduction to International Relations

    SST 04108 Area Study: Africa

    Semester Two

    IRT 04204 Introduction to Diplomacy and Consular Practices

    LCT 04202 Basics of Communication Skills

    SST 04206 Conflict and Security Studies

    IRT 04207 Introduction to Protocol and Etiquette

     

    Diploma in International Relations and Diplomacy - NTA Level 5&6 for Two years

    This course aims at enabling the graduates to apply knowledge and skills in International Relations and Diplomacy at work places. The graduates can work independently under thesupervision of qualified professionals in various public, private and Non-governmental Organizations (NGOs).

    Structure of the Course

    NTA LEVEL 5

    Semester One

    IRT 05101 International Relations Practices

    IRT 05103 Diplomatic Relations Practices

    SST 05104 Tanzania National Profile

    IRT 05106 Public International Law and Tanzania Foreign Policy

    EDT 05107 Principals of Economics

    LCT 05109 English Skills for Diplomats

    Semester Two

    IRT 05202 Conference Diplomacy

    EDT 05208 Regional Economic Integration

    IRT 05205 Conflict Resolution

    LCT 05210 Arabic, Portuguese, French and Spanish for beginners

    EDT 05211 Business and Computer skills

    SST 05212 Life skills

    NTA LEVEL 6

    Semester Three

    IRT 06101 Consular Relations and Diplomatic Visits

    IRT 06102 The Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Diplomatic missions and Diplomatic correspondence and Communication

    FL 06104 Foreign Languages (Arabic, Portuguese, French and Spanish)

    SST 06104 National Interests

    EDT 06105 Business Management and Management Practices

    SST 06206 Information Management for International Relations

    Semester Four

    IRT 06207 Field Attachment and Field Report

     

    Postgraduate Diploma in Management of Foreign Relations (One year)

    The programme aims at enabling graduates to acquire higher knowledge and skills in International Relations and Diplomacy and apply them at work places. Graduates can handle complex and newly emerging problems related to the course in the community

    Structure of the Courses

    Semester One

    Compulsory courses

    CS 300 Communication Skills

    IR 302 Development of Diplomacy

    SS 300 Research Methodology

    IR 300 International Relations and Multilateral Organizations

    IR 303 Strategic Negotiations

    Elective Courses

    Students are supposed to choose one of the following foreign languages:

    FL 300 Arabic I

    FL 302 French I

    FL 305 Spanish I

    FL 306 Portuguese I

    Students are supposed to choose one of the following:

    IR 320 Public Relations

    IR 306 Africa and World Affairs

    Semester Two

    Compulsory courses

    IR 310 Tanzania Foreign Policy

    IR 307 Conflict Resolution

    IR 305 Regional Integration

    IR 304 P ublic International Law

    SS 320 International Security and Arms Control

    Electives

    Students are supposed to choose one of the following foreign languages:

    FL 310 Arabic II

    FL 312 Frech II

    FL 315 Spanish II

    FL 316 P ortuguese

    Semester Three

    Compulsory

    SS 310 R esearch paper

    Non- regular and short courses offered

    The DIRD offers the following short courses to juniors, seniors and executive staff.

    • Basic certificate in protocol and public relations for six weeks
    • Protocol and public relations (PPR) for one week
    • Conflict resolution for one week
    • Negotiation skills for one week
    • Mediation skills for one week
    • Peace building for one week
    • Disaster management for one week

     

     

    For International Relations and Diplomsatic Training

     

    © All rights are reserved by the Centre for Foreign Relations: Webmaster: winfridmapunda@yahoo.com