Strengthening Skills on Commercial & Economic Diplomacy

Training Programme for Junior- Level Civil Servants and Executives (CDS.05) July 16–19, 2008, Jaipur, India

Resource Persons

The resource persons for the training programme comprise eminent experts, practitioners and academicians in the field of trade and commercial diplomacy and related matters, both from India and abroad.

Kishan S. Rana
Former Ambassador of India
Course Director of the CUTS CDS Programme
B. K. Zutshi
Former Indian Ambassador to GATT,
Ahmed F. Ghoneim
Associate Professor
Faculty of Economics and Political Sciences, Cairo University
Ramesh Chand
Director & Principal Scientist, National Centre for Agriculture Economics and Policy Research
R. S. Ratna
Professor, Centre for WTO Studies
Indian Institute of Foreign Trade
Arpita Mukherjee
Senior Fellow
Indian Council for Research on International Economic Relations
Pranav Kumar
Policy Analyst, CUTS


The methodology adopted for undertaking the training programme includes lectures, case analysis, simulation exercises (including mock negotiation), interaction with experts, group discussions, etc.

The methodology will provide strategic understanding, develop core skills and encourage in-depth knowledge of the dynamics involved in commercial diplomacy

Who Should Attend

Government: Senior-level officials such as as Joint Secretaries, Additional Secretaries in Government of India and Principal Secretaries, Additional Chief Secretaries in State Governments

Non-government and overseas: Officials at senior-level handling International Business Development, Business Directors in International Organisations and Chambers of Commerce

What else do you get

  • Course Materials
  • Boarding and Lodging
  • Publications of CUTS


Hotel Golden Tulip
Adjacent to Space Cinema
Nirwan Marg, Bani Park
Jaipur – 302016
Tel: 91-141-4051100
Fax: 91-141-4051101