Coordinated by the Asia-Pacific College of Diplomacy (APCD) in cooperation with the University of the West Indies and sponsored by AusAID, this extremely successful program is now in it's third year. Caribbean Officials spend two weeks attending seminars at the ANU, followed this year by a further two weeks of training in Guyana. Participants draw on the full expertise of ANU and UWI academics and diplomatic pratitioners. Topics covered include the changing international political system, economic and environmental challenges, global security and international law as they relate to small island states.
Participants come from Antigua and Barbuda, Bahamas, Belize, Dominican Republic, Grenada, Guyana, Haiti, Jamaica, St Kitts and Nevis, St Lucia, St Vincent and the Grenadines and Suriname with representatives of the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States and the Caribbean Community Secretariat attending.
Further information relating to this program is also available in the following media release of the Hon Richard Marles MP, Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade.