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Diplomatic Research and Policy Foundation

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Diplomatic Research and Policy Foundation is Intergovernmental Organization founded in 2016 by Ministry of education and Science, Republic of Macedonia and Ministry of Diaspora, Republic of Albania.

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DRPF International Intergovernmental Organisation

Established in 2016, DRPF International Intergovernmental organisation with University mandate is a visionary and well-governed institution, known for being the first diplomatic Intergovernmental Organisation with university mandate and running UN, UNESCO, IUCN and UNEP designed courses. In Europe and one of the pioneering Intergovernmental organisations with University mandate with accreditation to grant certificate, diplomas, degrees and fellowships.

We have 55 academic programmes ranging from the Foundation, Diploma and Bachelor’s levels to the post-graduate Master’s and Doctorates. We take pride in having committed academics housed in various faculties and schools such as Business & Technology, Health, Education & Humanities, Culinary Arts, and Foundation.

Since inception, we pursued innovative learning where technology complements human interaction on a strong educational platform. Our pursuit of affordable and quality education in both conventional and remote teaching modes continues till today and is embodied in our DRPF’s Education Core meeting the cutting-edge needs of 21st Century education.

DRPF working on 2030 SDG Mission and Goals.

DRPF relies on a broad array of partners in the fulfilment of its mission and in the implementation its programmes. Over the last 4 years, DRPF has established productive multilateral and bilateral relationships with governments, development agencies, international organizations, foundations, NGOs, research institutions, universities and other educational establishments. Those partnerships have allowed DRPF to develop strong programmes and respond to the needs of diplomacy and quality education across the world.

DRPF strives to strengthen strategic and operational partnerships globally, regionally and nationally. The main goal of the organization’s vast network of partnerships is to ensure better outcomes for diplomacy institutions and professionals by combining expertise and resources in a mutually beneficial way. These partnerships also strengthen DRPF’s engagement in diplomacy and Quality education, which allows the agency to forge strategic alliances and better determine its global priorities by staying connected to the best practices in diplomacy.

DRPF regards its partnerships as a key to the agency’s ability to carry out its mandate in an efficient and informed manner.

DRPF Mainly focus of Diplomatic courses and courses designed and affiliated with UN, UNESCO, IUCN and UNEP.

It operates with networks and partners including UN entities(UNRISDUNDESA) and other stakeholders.


DRPF is guided by a four-year strategic framework which articulates the Institute’s vision, mission, core values and strategic objectives and enablers. The framework outlines the direction that DRPF will take and serves as the foundation for planning and budgeting, mobilizing resources, crafting partnerships, delivering results and measuring and evaluating performance.

The framework was approved by the DRPF Board of Trustees in July 2019. The framework is aligned with the 2030 Agenda and is structured around five pillars that correspond to four of the five thematic pillars of the 2030 Agenda: Peace, People, Planet and Prosperity. The framework includes a fifth objective aimed at supporting the integrated and indivisible nature of the Agenda through crosscutting programming. Four strategic enablers are also identified, including people and partnerships; quality, learning and evaluation; strategic communication; and business processes.


In 1945, UNESCO was created in order to respond to the firm belief of nations, forged by two world wars in less than a generation, that political and economic agreements are not enough to build a lasting peace. Peace must be established on the basis of humanity’s moral and intellectual solidarity.

UNESCO strives to build networks among nations that enable this kind of solidarity, by:

Mobilizing for education: so that every child, boy or girl, has access to quality education as a fundamental human right and as a prerequisite for human development.

Building intercultural understanding: through protection of heritage and support for cultural diversity. UNESCO created the idea of World Heritage to protect sites of outstanding universal value.

Pursuing scientific cooperation: such as early warning systems for tsunamis or trans-boundary water management agreements, to strengthen ties between nations and societies.

Protecting freedom of expression: an essential condition for democracy, development and human dignity.

Today, at a time of increasing global challenges and threats, such as inequality, exclusion, violence and sectarianism, learning to live together among all members of the global community becomes more topical than ever before. Individuals become interculturally competent through learning and life experience for successful living in the modern complexity of our heterogeneous world.


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The Diplomatic Research and Policy Foundation (DRPF) is a intergovernmental organisation with university mandate established by Ministry of Education and Science, North Macedonia and Ministry of Diaspora, Republic of Albania. DRPF offers courses designed and developed by UN, UNESCO,UNEP,WHO,NATO and IUCN  We are a registered public interest foundation and our headquarters are located within the Macedonian Ministry of the Education and science in Skopje. 

We are the world’s only management development and mentoring organization designated by the Government to provide specialized international Diplomatic training, executive leadership based in Europe.

Our highly-experienced senior diplomatic team brings a wealth of international law enforcement expertise, as well as unrivalled diplomatic and political contacts, coupled with decades of practical, frontline senior management expertise. 

Our primary focus remains executive coaching and training certification – fostering best practice through the delivery of tailored, professional management training programs for senior officers and emerging leaders.  Our graduates leave equipped with an array of organizational and motivational tools designed to empathically and effectively address core issues facing contemporary society, in particular the growing, urgent need to safeguard human security.

Business analysis training will provide you with the necessary skills to manage an organization for efficiencies; solve operational problems, and address the ongoing challenges of doing more with less.

Root cause analysis is a critical skill required to understand underlying issues which prevent your organization from operating at optimum effectiveness. When the problem has been identified, then analysis of current state processes and conducting activity-based costing will help you prepare a a robust business case.

Cost benefit analysis is a critical skill for managing risk. Understanding the three critical areas of successful organizational change – people, processes and technology will be discussed. The objective of the business analysis programme is to prepare you with tools and techniques to run your organization using the business analysis approach: namely define the problem; determine the need, and consider all impacted stakeholders. The programme will expose you to techniques in elicitation; analysis using diagramming and modelling; and writing effective specifications to describe what the organization requires in order to solve the problem.

When speaking with the media, police leaders are speaking with their communities. Designing and framing the message that they need to communicate is critical to organizational success. This program addresses areas including understanding what makes a story and how the news cycle works; working with the media; internal communications; planning a communications campaign; social media; reputational management and crisis management.

With programs aimed at police leaders and emerging police leaders, we fully recognize the importance of this role as well as the requirement to further develop a broad understanding of leadership issues. As a result, this program touches on many other areas including situational leadership; leading organizational change; leading organizational evolution and growth, and leading an organization of excellence – to name but a few.

This subject explores developing the resources and activities required to build performance measures and key performance indicators, including the ability to identify key areas that need to be measured and can indeed be measured, as well as drawing on historic data to conduct predictive analysis.

Police leaders worldwide are under global scrutiny. Their conduct and that of the people they command may frequently be under review by governments, community groups and international media. Leading an ethical organization, instilling and promoting ethical policing and ensuring organizational compliance to rules and regulations, are critical requirements for police leaders. This program deals with these sensitive areas, including countering police corruption and ensuring human rights compliance.

This program area examines all aspects of the scientific examination of crime scenes, criminals and victims. These range from evidence identification at a crime scene, through detection, collection and analysis of marks, to their interpretation and  forensic intelligence building within an acknowledged chain of custody. The science involved in police investigations is extensive, and this program touches on a broad spectrum of scientific fields.

Recognizing the difference between raw information and the development of intelligence is critical to this program. Intelligence development requires analysts to bring together various data or information elements of different weight and validity, and to knowledgeably compile those various pieces of information into a cohesive intelligence report which will allow police leaders to take specific action with identified, anticipated results. The course addresses intelligence gathering, analysis and dissemination.

This topic dissects police leader as community leader; explores methods to establish community outreach as well as techniques to identify and engage key communities, and delivers insight into recognizing key elements within the community and how to address their concerns.

This topic is for freshers who want to join police as their career or newly joined police officers.


Situational policing recognizes the various stages of the progressive relationship between police and the communities they serve.  As communities move through different developmental stages, the police must respond to each of these stages, and these responses may be based upon community maturity/organizational maturity; community relations; and community and organizational expectations. The model presented is flexible enough to adapt to any policing environment and can help police leaders in setting their strategic goals and objectives.

Human trafficking can range from indentured labour, and sexual exploitation, through to harvesting human organs from trafficked children.  Nations from which trafficking victims are taken; transit nations through which victims pass, and host nations in which victims are exploited are all victimized by human trafficking.  Partnering with Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) and other governmental groups can allow law enforcement agencies to become more effective in combatting this global problem.

Victims are frequently lost in the police and criminal justice system when they are the very people that the police need to support. This program examines how to speak to the victims of crime, and includes such complexities and sensitivities as victims of sexual assault; child victims, and cultural issues when dealing with victims. It also examines how to set and manage expectations; how to support victims through the investigations and prosecution of a criminal trial, and how to establish and maintain victim confidence in police response.

Local frauds through to trans-national financial crimes hurt individuals, communities and nations.  Courses in this area examine current trends as well as investigative tools and resources for financial crime investigators, and core aspects including money laundering and terrorist financing.

Accreditation : All courses are accreditation by DRPF and associated partners and international organisations.
Course Duration: 10 days to 30 days
Course fee: Basic Course fee is 1000 Euro to 3000 Euro
    Please contact us for tailored designed courses for Governments and International Organisations.

Health Diplomacy Courses

1. Diploma on Health Policy in a Globalizing World

Duration: One Year

2. Executive Diploma on Global Health Diplomacy

Duration: One Year

3. Master in Nurse Anesthesia

Duration: One Year

4. Post Graduate Diploma in Advanced Clinical management and Leadership

Duration: One Year

5. Post Graduate Diploma in Adult-Gerontology Acute care Nurse practitioner

Duration: One Year

6. Post Graduate Diploma in Pediatric care Nurse practitioner

Duration: One Year

7. Post Graduate Diploma in psychiatric Metal Health care Nurse practitioner

Duration: One Year

Accreditation: All courses are accreditation by DRPF and partner Universities and International organisations. All courses curriculum designed and approved by UN, UNESCO, UNEP, IUCN and European Standards.

Diploma in Medical Assistant

Duration 24 Months

Level: Diploma

Medical Assistants are healthcare professionals, who contribute to the health care sector by offering health care services. Medical Assistants provide medical services in hospitals [various departments, such as Emergency Department, Orthopedic  Department, Ophthalmology Department (EYE)] and specialist clinics. In the public health sector, Medical Assistants, actively participate and contribute towards the implementation of diverse health programs. Medical assistants also provide Emergency Medical Care (pre-hospital care) services.

Program Aim:

Broad scope of opportunity with local and international organizations.

  • Fully equipped clinical set up with state of the art equipments
  • Highly educated and experienced faculty
  • Well planned exposure to research methodology
  • Regular Orientation Classes & Training for Good Communication Skills, Evidence Based Practice and Continuous Medical Education (CME)
  • Social and cultural practices for personal development

Students, with CGPA of 3.5 and above, may opt for Doctor of Medicine Programme (M.D), offered by Partner Universities.

Career opportunities:

There is a high demand for Medical Assistants in the public as well as private hospitals, medical centers, healthcare institutions, plantation sectors (estate hospitals), petroleum/gas sector (off-shore oil rig stations) and sport science units/clinics.

Entry Requirements :

Pass the Certificate of Senior Secondary or equivalent qualification by obtaining at least five (5) credits in the following subjects:
– Two (2) subjects from Science and Mathematics (Biology / Chemistry, Science (Applied Science) / Additional Science, Additional Mathematics / ; and
– Pass English (preferences to candidates who earn credit in English)

Diploma in Physiotherapy

Duration 24 Months

Level: Diploma

The Programme is providing professionally qualified graduates capable to apply their knowledge and skills with the current trends in the field of Physiotherapy. The programme takes interdisciplinary advances and encourages students to display the ethical, professional and social responsibility. The development of scientific methods and problem solving skills will be promoted and imparted in practical sessions and independent learning through the following professional modules like Biomechanics, Kinesiology, Electrotherapy Modalities, Exercise Therapy, Women Health, Paediatrics, General Surgery, First Aid and Emergency Procedures, Application of Prosthetics and Orthotics, Physiotherapy in Musculoskeletal conditions, Physiotherapy in cardio respiratory conditions, Physiotherapy in neurological conditions and clinical placements.

Program Aim:

Knowledgeable and skills in the field of physiotherapy for good quality service in the health care industry.

Able to solve problems in the dynamic professional environment in health care practice.

Display effective communication skills and works as a team with appropriate ethical values.

Exhibit social responsibility and capability in information management to embrace life-long learning.

Engage in entrepreneurship with good leadership skills.

Career Opportunities :

The diploma graduate students will fill the manpower needs in clinical setups like government hospitals, private hospitals, private clinics, rehabilitation centers, home care, fitness centre, spastic centers, nursing home, geriatric and community health care centers. Even they can take a venture to open Physiotherapy or Fitness centre as well. The graduates even pursue higher education with Bachelor of Physiotherapy.

Diploma/ Post Graduate Diploma in Cyber Security

Duration 12 Months

Level Diploma/PG Diploma

Course Curriculum

( 12 Months | 13 Modules )

Module I   Cyber Security Building blocks3 Weeks

Module II   IT Infrastructure Technologies3 Weeks

Module III   Scripting for Hackers3 Weeks

Module V   Cloud and Enterprise Security5 Weeks

Module IV   Offensive Security and Cyber Kill Chain5 Weeks

Module VI   Application Security5 Weeks

Module VII   Blue Teaming & Cyber SOC5 Weeks

Module VIII   Blockchain for Cyber Security3 Weeks

Module IX   Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning for Cyber Security 3 weeks

Module X     Regulatory Compliances in Cybersecurity 4weeks

Module XI     Business and Cybersecurity 4 weeks

Module XII    Critical Infrastructure Security 5 weeks

Module XIIIProject: Cyber Range Assessment4 Weeks

Hands-on Training

Architecture Enterprise Network using Cisco PPDIOO Lifecycle Approach

Write a Comprehensive program in each scripting language

Check compliance of security controls w.r.t International Standards/ Frameworks (ISO 27001)

Capture the Flag Competition

Pentest a Web Application server to find Vulnerabilities and securing it

ELK Lab Setup, Sysmon Lab Setup, Threat Hunting Demo

Write Python code using Blockchain and ML libraries

Design ICS Architecture

For Whom

Working professionals in IT / Analytics / Statistics / Big Data / Machine Learning

Fresh graduates from Engineering / Mathematics / IT backgrounds

Professionals looking to develop skills to do statistical analysis to support decision making

Total Credits -56

Post Graduate Diploma in Education Diplomacy

Duration 12 Months

Level Diploma

The Education Diplomacy Leadership course is for you if you are working to:

  • Position the importance of education in achieving the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)
    •  Achieve the targets of Education SDG 4 for educational quality, access, and equity
    •  Address education challenges to advance education as a human right, equality, gender equity, girls’ education, disability inclusive education, education in emergency and fragile contexts, refugee education, and other challenges that require holistic solutions
    •  Build and share knowledge that contributes to education dialogue and understanding.

About Education Diplomacy. What is Education Diplomacy? Why is it important for advancing education?

In short, Education Diplomacy is an innovative education leadership approach that helps educators and others to advance education’s potential by supporting better cooperation, collaboration and coordination both within the education sector and across related sectors such as health and social welfare.

Education Diplomacy is particularly important today as we know that it is only by working together that we can achieve real change in education and the world at large. The United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, for example, call for us all to engage in greater levels of collaboration and partnership.

DRPF developed the concept of Education Diplomacy as an innovative approach to education leadership with an aspirational vision:

Course Description. What will the course cover? How is it formatted? How much time will it take?

Education Diplomacy Leadership is a skills-based, online/Face to face, independent-study course. Through the Education Diplomacy Leadership course, you will grow as an education leader by joining the Education Diplomacy field of practice and developing the skills understood through the Education Diplomacy Framework of Listen, Learn, Leverage, Lead, and Leap.

Course Format
The Education Diplomacy Leadership course is a 12 Month, independent-study, online course that includes:
1. Pre-course Reflection
2. Introductory Readings, which set the scene for Education Diplomacy
3. 15 Skill Units
4. Capstone – a short project where you reflect on how Education Diplomacy will help you in your work
5. Downloadable resources and tools that will support your Education Diplomacy growth.

Audience. Who should take the course?


The Education Diplomacy Leadership course is targeted to individuals and groups who are leading change through education initiatives and are interested in expanding their leadership capacity by developing Education Diplomacy skills. 

This course will be beneficial for you if you are working to advance education locally, nationally, or globally and your leadership position may be related to the following:

Program Officer
Education Specialist
Research Analyst
Policy Specialist
Human Rights Officer
Country Director
Government Officer
Ministry Official
Education Consultant
Project Manager
Data Specialist

Learning Objectives. What will I take away from the course?

In this course, you will:

  • Understand yourself as a leader of change through Education Diplomacy to advance education in local and global contexts.
    • Develop Education Diplomacy skills and competencies understood through the “5Ls”—Listen, Learn, Leverage, Lead, and Leap.
    • Consider the opportunities and challenges of applying Education Diplomacy in real-world contexts.
    • Formulate a plan of action to advance your role as an education leader through the development of Education Diplomacy skills.

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