2nd edition of IDP (Dhiyafa) program launched


Mohammed bin Mubarak Al Khalifa Academy for Diplomatic Studies (MBMA) will launch the second edition of the International Diplomats Program (IDP) “Dhiyafa”, starting from March 19 to April 1, 2022. The idea of ​​this year’s “Diyafa” program revolves around the main axis of the Asia Cooperation Dialogue themed “Post-Pandemic, Green Recovery in the Health Field”, which is chaired by Bahrain, and about 20 diplomats from member states in the organisation will participate in the program.

This edition comes to continue the introductory and promotional nature of the first edition, which was launched in 2019, and aims to show the position of the Kingdom on the world map, and to promote the fruitful cooperation and the vital and strategic partnership with the various ministries of foreign affairs and diplomatic institutes and academies of brotherly and friendly countries.

IDP aims for its participants to understand the rich history and culture of the Kingdom of Bahrain, it is also a platform for the exchange of ideas and building connections with diplomats of various backgrounds.

The program covers a spectrum of activities ranging from lectures and interactive sessions with former Bahraini diplomats, high level officials within the Bahraini government, the private sector and within civil – society.

It is worth noting that the IDP (Dhiyafa) program was the winner of the 2018 Government Competition (Fikra), and diplomats from 18 countries participated in the first edition of the program.