ISLAMABAD, APR 20 – Ministry of Foreign Affairs in collaboration with Digital Media Wing, Ministry of Information and Broadcasting and Facebook, organized a virtual capacity building training workshop on usage of social media for government.
150 Pakistani diplomats spread across 90 Pakistan Missions abroad participated in the training session, conducted by Mr. Roy Tan, Politics and Government Outreach Manager for Asia-Pacific at Facebook.
Foreign Minister Makhdoom Shah Mahmood Qureshi addressed the session virtually and highlighted the importance of expanding the modern diplomat’s toolkit by learning and adopting modern developments and proactively engaging in digital diplomacy.
Foreign Minister also appreciated the Missions’ for robustly engaging in Digital Diplomacy in line with Vision F.O. manifest through standardization of Ministry of Foreign Affairs’ digital media assets. During his address, Foreign Minister also announced that Ministry would shortly be launching a Digital Media Dashboard to monitor Ministry’s cyber engagement through latest Artificial Intelligence (AI) tools.
Digital Media Wing is working in close coordination with Strategic Communications Division at MOFA to strengthen the digital presence of Pakistani missions abroad. This workshop is the first of a series of capacity building trainings that aim to familiarize Pakistan’s diplomats with emerging digital media landscape as a communication tool and organize digital assets of Government of Pakistan.