1 February 2019, Jeju, Republic of Korea - Centre International de Formation des Autorités et Leaders Jeju (CIFAL Jeju), together with Jeju National University co-organized “Capacity-building Course on International Cooperation” in Jeju from 23 to 24 January 2019. This course was planned to strengthen the capacity of young people by providing informative lectures as well as an opportunity to practice making project proposals on international cooperation. Jeju National University has been implementing ‘Global Public Diplomacy Training Project’ funded by the Ministry of Education since October 2018 and this course was carried out as part of the project. The 2-day course gathered 18 university students and three experts in the area of international cooperation contributed to the course as a lecturer and facilitator.
Here a few of the highlights below.
For the first session, Ma Youngsam, Director of CIFAL Jeju, gave an informative lecture on how to pursue their future career to be involved in international cooperation such as United Nations, international organizations and ministry of foreign affairs.
The second session was facilitated by Lee Yangsook, Head of International Cooperation Office, Asia-Pacific Centre of Education for International Understanding (APCEIU) on the global citizenship as well as practical examples of international cooperation project especially in the education sector.
The third session was presented by An Choul Jin, Planning and Budget officer of CIFAL Jeju on various strategies and methods for planning an international cooperation project. During the session, he gave the participants some tasks of making their own proposals on international cooperation which motivated their active participation.
The next day, after the recap session, the participants had an opportunity to present and share their own project proposals by group, which greatly contributed to achieving the ultimate goals of the course; capacity-building on international cooperation for participants.
Photo 1: Participants and speakers during the International Cooperation course in Jeju, Republic of Korea.
Photo 2: Participants discussing on the International Cooperation project.
Photo 3: Participants giving a final presentation during the course