From the corridors of the Palais des Nations to the hustle and bustle of international organisations, diplomats and professionals in missions and organisations are increasingly relying on artificial intelligence (AI) and digital technologies to complement human capabilities. As digital technologies rapidly advance, it is critical to understand how these new tools are changing the way missions and nonprofits operate and impact international affairs.

This two-day course gives you a deep understanding of AI and how it can enhance a growing range of professional activities, including decision-making, negotiation, administrative tasks, and predicting future scenarios. It discusses its promises and pitfalls through concrete applications and tailored case studies. You will also dive into AI's geopolitics, examining the technology industry's growing role on the international stage. The second day is dedicated to practice, where participants will use and discuss innovative digital tools to enhance their professional activities.

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  • Demystify and understand the basics of AI

  • Identify, practice, and discuss concrete AI applications for missions and nonprofit organisations

  • Learn the AI language to communicate with the IT department

  • Understand the geopolitics of AI and the role of the tech industry in international affairs

  • Practice innovative tools for decision-making, negotiation, administrative tasks, and predictions


Programme overview


AI for Nonprofits and Diplomats:

  • What are the different forms of AI?

  • How do they work?

  • What are the promises and pitfalls?

  • What are the latest regulatory advances that matter for Geneva?

  • What to consider when adopting AI in your organisation?  

Tech Diplomacy from the Bay Area to Geneva:

  • What is the “tech culture” in the Silicon Valley?

  • How do they think?

  • What are the best tactics and strategies to communicate with the tech industry?

  • Who are the key players in the Silicon Valley?


Digital tools for nonprofits and diplomats (practice):

  • How is AI used by UN and the nonprofit industry to make sense of large datasets?

  • How can AI help negotiate?

  • When to use AI to predict the future?

  • When to trust and distrust data and AI?

  • Can AI enhance a VR experience?

  • What is the future of diplomacy in the AI age?


Who is this programme for?

This programme is particularly relevant for mid- to senior level practitioners from various organisations working as:

  • Professionals in the fields of governmental affairs, compliance, corporate social responsibility, environment, social and governance and sustainability

  • Policy and governance officers and head of programme

  • Diplomats and members of permanent missions

  • Professionals who wish to update their skills and knowledge with the latest tech developments

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This 2-day course is part of the Executive Diploma in Diplomacy, Negotiation and Policy. As such, you will be able to exchange with participants of that degree-granting programme.


CHF 800


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Networking Cocktail
End this two-day course with a networking cocktail to expand your professional network in international Geneva with other participants and practitioners


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Our open enrolment programmes can be adapted to fit the needs of your organisation.

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