Earn the Right to be Privileged

The latest graduates coming off the production line are entering a world unfamiliar to the previous generation. As news of the economic climate in the Western world spirals off into a negative trajectory, many graduates with perfectly enhanced skills – usually slaving away in unpaid internships – are now struggling to get on the property ladder, let alone buy their weekly groceries.

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Celebrities Grace the Grassroot Diplomat Launch Event

On Tuesday 26th November, Grassroot Diplomat held its official launch reception in celebration of its new board of governance, kindly hosted by HE Konstantin Dimitrov at the Embassy of the Republic of Bulgaria. The reception was important to showcase the vision and growth of this diplomatic consultancy to a VIP audience consisting of Ambassadors and State officials, distinguished business leaders, top academics and “think tank” pioneers and supporters of diplomatic innovations. 

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Grassroot Diplomacy in the Developing World

In an era where a Beninese woman farming and living in a village of just under five hundred people has two cell phones, one would assume communication inadequacies are wounds of the past. Throughout most of Africa, countries have skipped an entire technological step moving from word of mouth to mobile communication without even the installation of phone lines.

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Security in an Uncertain World

Grassroot Diplomat participated in The Private Military and Security Conference organised by the Royal United Services Institute. RUSI united members from private military and security industries to discuss this complicated and unpredictable issue in the modern international system. 

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Why Politicians and Youth Issues Don't Mix

Following the 2011 Summer UK riots Diane Abbott defiantly claimed that "cuts don't turn you into a thief". Then my intelligent friends failed to grasp the connection between poverty and crime, between social exclusion and anti-social behaviour, between labelling people as "mindless thugs" and them behaving like mindless thugs.

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The Middle East and West Africa: The Politics and Security of Oil

As part of its re-branding launch with the Maritime Asset Security and Training (MAST), Ambassador Partnership analysed oil security in Africa and the Middle East with former British Ambassador Sir William Patey.

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Labour Mobility within the European Union

Grassroot Diplomat meets with Deputy Head of Mission Dariusz Laska in identifying the benefits of free movement of labour in the European Union.

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Eritrean Friendship Forum: Strengthening British Ties

Grassroot Diplomat was invited to celebrate the 22nd Independence Anniversary of Eritrea as part of ERI-UK Friendship Forum with a great opportunity to highlight Eritrea Independence alongside its co-operation and development process.  

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National Geographic Photo Exhibition on Ecuador’s Yasuni Initiative

At the opening reception of the photo exhibition, Ambassador Ana Alban Moran of Ecuador introduces “The Eye of the Amazon”, which promotes the Yasuni's Amazonian forest - a 982,000 hectare National Park characterised by extreme biodiversity. 

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Global Conference on Human Rights, Democracy and the Fragility of Freedom

A summary of the International Young Leaders Forum and the Third Echenberg Family Conference on Human Rights Global Conference on Human Rights, Democracy and the Fragility of Freedom in the winters of Montreal.

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Improving Ecuador: A Talk by Secretary of State, Dr Fander Falconi

The Ecuadorian Secretary of State  Dr Fander Falconi discusses the new direction that Ecuador is embarking on and how this new change relates to their relations with their Latin American neighbours. 

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Grassroot Diplomat Honours Six Politicians and Diplomats for Selfless Acts

Grassroot Diplomat celebrates the launch of its Inaugural Grassroot Diplomat Initiative Awards which provided an accolade to six worthy politicians and diplomats. See who they are in this article.

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Zac Goldsmith MP Award Nomination for Ongoing Climate Activism

Conservative Member of Parliament Zac Goldsmith has been nominated for the first ever Grassroot Diplomat Initiative Awards under the Policy Driver category for his dedication in raising awareness on the impact of climate change.

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Apprenticeship Supporter James Duddridge MP Nominated for Grassroot Diplomat Award

James Duddridge MP of Rochford and Southend East has been nominated for the inaugural Grassroot Diplomat Initiative Award under the Business Driver category for raising awareness of funding for new apprentices.

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Grenada High Commissioner HE Ruth Elizabeth Rouse Nominated for Empowering Female Diplomats

High Commissioner Ruth Elizabeth Rouse of the Grenada High Commission has been nominated for the inaugural Grassroot Diplomat Initiative Award for creating avenues to empowering women in diplomacy. 

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Gordon Henderson MP Award Nomination for Driving Local Business

Conservative MP Gordon Henderson has been nominated for the inaugural Grassroot Diplomat Initiative Award under the Business Driver category in reducing unemployment in his Sittingbourne and Sheppey constituency.

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Richard Ottaway MP Award Nomination for Metal Theft Legislation  

Conservative MP Richard Ottaway has been nominated for the inaugural Grassroot Diplomat Initiative Award under the Policy Driver Category for his tireless campaign on the Scrap Metal Dealers Bill to help combat the theft of metal.

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