Who We Are

The Diplomatic Academy of the Caribbean is the Caribbean's premier professional development-oriented diplomatic studies training centre. The Diplomatic Academy is an integral part of The University of the West Indies St. Augustine Campus and the Campus' renowned Institute of International Relations (IIR), which was established in 1966 by agreement between the Government of Trinidad and Tobago and the Government of Switzerland.

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Who We Are

 

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The Diplomatic Academy aims to provide high-quality, immersive learning and short-term, hands-on practical training in modern diplomacy education.

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The DAOC facilitates public debate among stakeholders who share an interest in Caribbean diplomacy and the conduct of international relations.

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Testimonials

  • H.E. Verna Mills

     

    The DAOC online training module on Advances in Consular Affairs in the Modern Diplomatic Mission: A Caribbean Perspective

    “The course material was very interesting and the facilitators chosen to impart their knowledge were well-qualified and experienced to deliver the content in a creative format. Their highly engaging and thought-provoking presentations stimulated the discussions and elicited a vast number of responses and comments from the participants. The four days training course was easy to comprehend and digest. It primed us to consider more proactive and practical approaches to hone our problem-solving skills. The facilitators clearly articulated each point and prompted us to exhibit patience, empathy, integrity and recognise the impact of our actions in our field of work. Everyone left the course feeling more inspired and motivated to fulfill our roles and responsibilities. We look forward with renewed energy, confidence and enthusiasm to our next training session with the DAOC. Thank you so much for this tremendous learning opportunity!”

    H.E. Verna Mills
    Ambassador
    Embassy of St. Kitts and Nevis in Cuba

  • Andria Narinesingh

     

    The DAOC online training module on Advances in Consular Affairs in the Modern Diplomatic Mission: A Caribbean Perspective

    “Having had the privilege to participate in the Academy’s most recent training module entitled “Advances in Consular Affairs in the Modern Diplomatic Mission: A Caribbean Perspective”, I wish to commend the Academy for its selection of facilitators, (Ms. Gail Guy and Dr. Natalie Dietrich Jones) who brought a wealth of professional experience and personal insights who effectively blended theory and practice. My cohort readily absorbed the facilitators’ relatable experiences and practical advice which was delivered so effectively over the four days of the module. The experience of this training module has greatly enhanced my perspective on my role as a Consular Officer and my professional skill-set.”

    Andria Narinesingh
    Consul General (Ag.)
    Consulate General of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago, Miami

  • Ms. Earla Dyer

     

    The DAOC online training module on Advances in Consular Affairs in the Modern Diplomatic Mission: A Caribbean Perspective

    “Having completed this course feels like I have discovered a pot of gold. The abundance of information and education which was shared, is indeed invaluable! This course should be a critical part of the onboarding process for new Consular Officers while simultaneously, it may be used as a refresher course for seasoned Consular Officers. Kudos to The Diplomatic Academy of the Caribbean (UWI) on a job well done for putting this comprehensive course together.”

    Ms. Earla Dyer
    Private Secretary to the High Commissioner
    St. Kitts and Nevis High Commission, London

  • Elsa Wilkin-Armbrister

     

    The DAOC Online training module ‘Caribbean Small States and Disaster Diplomacy’

    “This training was by far one of the most challenging yet rewarding courses I have attended in a long time.” She further indicated, “I would recommend this course to anyone preparing to attend the COP26 in Glasgow later this year or anyone who has an interest in climate change and climate change diplomacy.”

    Ms. Elsa Wilkin-Armbrister
    Minister Counsellor in the
    High Commission of St. Kitts and Nevis in London

  • Ms Maier Sifflet

     

    The DAOC Online training module ‘Caribbean Small States and Disaster Diplomacy’

    “This course allowed me to thoroughly explore the world of climate change negotiations and its teachings truly surpassed my expectations.” She underscored that “[n]ot only was this course able to contribute to my personal professional achievements, but it has also helped build capacity in my country and our climate change work programme!”

    Ms. Maier Sifflet
    Sustainable Development and Environment Officer
    The Department of Sustainable Development in the Ministry of Education, Innovation, Gender Relations and Sustainable Development, Saint Lucia

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