DEPARTMENT OF ECONOMIC DIPLOMACY (DED)

Introduction

The Department of Economic Diplomacy (DED) was established to cater for the economic development of Tanzania and other developing countries. The course aims at promoting economic productivity and competitiveness in the developing countries by attracting investments and creating a favourable trade in the world. Economic Diplomacy involves the use of diplomacy in the development of knowledge and skills among diplomats, government officials, business communities and the private sectors in international business negotiations, international trade and investment promotion.

Economic diplomacy has increasingly become an important phrase and practice in international relations. The globalization process has increased the need for economic development due to the increasing demand for improving standards of living and fighting poverty. Economic development has in such a situation become a world-wide panacea.

Training in economic Diplomacy is necessitated by the tremendous economic changes and challenges facing the world. Globalization and economic competitiveness have become part of the new world order. Over the past two decades, the world has increasingly become a global village of nations. The people of the world and nations have been concerned with problems of poverty and peace since the end of the cold war. The post-1990s realities have forced the national leaders and governments to work together towards realizing the new millennium development goals. These have forced the governments to work together with the private sectors and also pursue economic diplomacy more than the traditional politics-oriented diplomacy for the betterment of their nations and world citizens.

It is therefore of a strategic value for Tanzania to develop capacity in training its nationals in theory and practice of economic diplomacy. The Postgraduate training in Economic Diplomacy seeks to address this strategic goal. It equips trainees with knowledge and skills to quickly respond to global economic challenges such as International Relations and Diplomacy, International Business, Business Negotiations, Trade and Investment Promotion.

Overall Objective

  • The objective of this programme is to strengthen skills of the Foreign Service corps; business communities and related stake holders in Economic Diplomacy so as to enable them handle competitively and skilfully international economic, business trade and investment transactions.

Specific Objectives

  • To equip students with the fundamentals of Economic Diplomacy  and its basic tools; and
  • To equip students with the practice of Economic Diplomacy. Programmes Offered The Department offers regular, non-regular and short courses for its clients.

REGULAR PROGRAMMES OFFERED:

POSTGRADUATE DIPLOMA IN ECONOMIC DIPLOMACY (ED) – ONE YEAR
The programmes aims at enabling graduates to acquire higher knowledge and skills in Economic Diplomacy and apply them in the work places.

 

Graduates are trained to handle complex and newly emerging issues related to International Relations and Diplomacy, International Business, Business Negotiations, Trade and Investment Promotions.

STRUCTURE OF THE COURSE

This is a one-year programme consisting of two semesters of classroom teaching and proposal writing. The classroom teaching and proposal writing are done consecutively in the first and second semesters.

Semester One

  • Economic Diplomacy;
  • International Economics;
  • International Business Management and Strategies;
  •  Research Methodology;
  • Communication Skills;
  • Development of Diplomacy; and
  • Consular Practices.

Elective Courses

Students are supposed to choose one of the following Foreign Languages:

Arabic, French, Spanish, Portuguese, Chinese, Korean and Russian.

Semester Two

  • International Business Negotiations;
  • International Trade and Investment Strategies;
  • Regional Economic Integration; and
  • Tanzania Foreign Policy.

Elective Courses

Students are supposed to choose one of the following Foreign Languages:

Arabic, French, Spanish, Portuguese, Chinese, Korean and Russian.

The department of Economic Diplomacy offers course which support other programmes at the Centre. These courses include:

  • Basics of Economics;
  • Political Economy;
  • Computer Skills;
  • Principles of Economics;
  • Entrepreneurship;
  • Economic Diplomacy;
  • Business and Management Practices;
  • Commercial Diplomacy and International Business;
  • Trade and Investment Promotion;
  • Micro-Economics;
  • Macro-Economics;
  • International Political Economy;
  • Economic Diplomacy; and
  • Trade and Investment Relations.

Non-Regular and Short Courses Offered (from one week to three weeks) are:

  • Economic Diplomacy;
  • Scholarly Writing and Publishing of a Scientific Paper;
  • Mastering International Business Negotiation; and 
  • Commercial Diplomacy and International Business Analysis.

Starting from March, 2020 the Department will introduce a one year Basic Technician Certificate in Business Management.

MS. Desderia Sabuni; Head of Department

Economic Diplomacy for your Excellence