#publicdiplomat

Our public diplomacy service enhances community and diaspora engagements through events management, and delegation roundtables. We extend community relations beyond the embassy’s own diaspora and facilitate inclusion of other communities. 

We focus on widening community relations that extend beyond typical diaspora engagements to ensure that all relevant communities are included in the mission. To break stereotypes, we offer business, press, and family-friendly engagement activities that build a personal connection between the embassy and its community.


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Community Engagement Management

Community engagement is more than just your own diaspora.

Community engagement events will enable the embassy to build stronger relationships with diaspora and external community members from all backgrounds. Rather than organise yet another cultural event, Grassroot Diplomat will offer family-friendly engagement activities that build a personal connection between the embassy and its community.

Base service includes:

  • Organising events for up to 30 people
  • Profile biography and due diligence of all delegates
  • Research of high quality delegates to meet purpose and aims of the mission
  • Project write-up
  • Turnaround time of 6 months

Add-ons for further flexibility on community engagement:

  • Venue source and negotiation
  • Catering source and negotiation
  • Event for up to 50 people 
  • Delegation of up to 100 people 
  • Delegation of up to 300 people      
  • Turnaround time of 3 months                                     

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Delegation Engagement Management

Send new audiences to your country for positive engagement and enhanced public diplomacy.

Similar to a trade delegation, Grassroot Diplomat will organise an innovative delegation engagement that brings together a mix of delegates different to that usually chosen by Trade Ministers. The delegation will engage celebrities, journalists and businesses to construct a fresh narrative about the value of your country and encourage new sources of investment.

Whether your country has a perception problem or lacks promotion, Grassroot Diplomat offers a tailored and innovative approach in solving outstanding issues faced by your country or mission.

Add-ons for further flexibility on delegation engagement:

  • Delegation of up to 10 people      
  • Delegation of up to 20 people 
  • Delegation of up to 30 people 
  • Turnaround time of 3 months    

Base service includes:

  • Securing 3-6 external delegates to travel to your country
  • Profile biography and due diligence of all delegates
  • Research of high quality delegates to meet aims and purpose of delegation engagement
  • Project write-up
  • Turnaround time of 6 months

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Roundtable Discussion Management

Roundtable discussions are key relationship building exercises that put embassies in a leadership position among a wide range of stakeholders.

Grassroot Diplomat will organise roundtable meetings on behalf of the embassy, bringing in fresh delegates who can drive the project forward. We will ensure that all delegates are briefed prior to the event to achieve maximum efficiency and following up with delegates to pursue further actions.

Add-ons for further flexibility on event management

  • Venue source and negotiation
  • Catering source and negotiation
  • Delegation of up to 10 people
  • Delegation of up to 20 people
  • Delegation of up to 30 people
  • Turnaround time of 3 months      

Base service includes:

  • Securing up to 6 external delegates to the round table
  • Brief and preparation of delegates prior to roundtable
  • Profile biography and due diligence of all delegates
  • Research of high quality delegates to meet purpose and aims of the mission
  • Project write-up
  • Turnaround time of 6 months

Women in Diplomacy

As a traditionally male domain, existing power structures within the diplomatic infrastructure remain to reinforce gender inequalities and overt discriminatory practices, making it difficult for women to enter diplomacy at the highest position. Using the United Kingdom as a case study, Talyn Rahman-Figueroa—diplomatic consultant and CEO of Grassroot Diplomat, critically examines gender hierarchy as a key problem to the advancement of women in diplomacy, and explores a variety of practical solutions to breaking centuries of patriarchal tradition.

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