Launched in July 2021, UNESCO IPL PUBLIC DIPLOMACY E-TEAM is a multistakeholder initiative bringing together experts from science, media, civil society, international organizations that share values to bridge the gap between theory and practice on public diplomacy by supporting cutting-edge research and applied activities on SDG-related priorities.

Experts are expected to voluntarily contribute to participate in working groups.

As an expertise-based initiative, the Team will undertake projects on specific issues in order to:

support and guide the inclusive development, grounded in human rights, inclusion, diversity and innovation, while encouraging sustainable economic growth;

facilitate international collaboration in a multistakeholder manner by the involvement of the private sector, civil society and other stake-holders;


monitor and draw on work being done domestically and internationally to identify knowledge gaps, maximise coordination, and facilitate international collaboration in the field of public diplomacy.

Ecosystem Project Overview

The Ecosystem team seeks to bolster a workplace environment that motivates, supports, and enables actors to develop and test new solutions.

What is Public Diplomacy Ecosystem?

The concept of ecosystems has become popular during the last 10 years, leading to a debate regarding its relevance and conceptual rigor.

It is now widely recognised that achieving and sustaining any development outcome depends on the ability of multiple and interconnected actors – governments, civil society, the private sector, universities, individual entrepreneurs and others – to work together effectively.

An ecosystem is the evolving set of actors, activities, and the institutions and relations, including complementary and substitute relations, that are important for the performance of an actor or a population of actors.

Each set of interconnected actors whose collective actions produce a particular development outcome is a local system (or ‘ecosystem’). Improving that development outcome therefore requires an ecosystems approach.

In order to be able to specify the instruments required for the insertion of stakeholders in diplomatic action, as well as the potential interactions between them, we conduct a strategic analysis.

The need for a global shared strategy is also driven by the necessity of a better governance. Good governance is characterized primarily by participation, transparency, inclusion and equity (UNESCAP).

Gathering all stakeholders under science can promote an equal participation of the ecosystem in the elaboration of transparent and efficient policies that will further benefit ecosystem and meet the needs of society while making the best use of common resources.


Our Teams ideate, build, test, implement, sustain, and grow ideas to create Ecosystem.

Through a series of interviews with innovators involved in building and executing said innovations, the team identifys the process, barriers, and facilitators to moving an innovation from idea to implementation.

By generating key takeaways, they aim to formalize these learnings into best inclusive practices that can transform to recommendations for decision-makers who can adapt the consultant suggestions into actionable strategies for the future.


UNESCO IPL PUBLIC DIPLOMACY E-TEAM focuses on the co-creation of the public diplomacy ecosystem and on aligning public diplomacy practices with the standards of inclusive policies.

In order to encourage the active participation of ecosystem actors in the co-creation process, this E-team should ensure a clear vision and a shared value base on which the ecosystem activities may be built.

Experts have joined together to guide the inclusive development of public diplomacy, grounded in human rights, inclusion, diversity, innovation and economic growth.

The Team develops and delivers inclusive, equity-weighted, and SDG-oriented policies in the following fields:

Science diplomacy

Cultural diplomacy

Economic diplomacy

Health diplomacy

Municipal diplomacy

Humanitarian diplomacy

Environmental diplomacy

Sports diplomacy

Water diplomacy.

On this basis, we will be able to build public diplomacy capacity, design the case for inclusive policies, and crowdsource tested solutions.

The platform is a virtual workspace where resources and tools are centralized with the aim of facilitating communication and interaction in Working Groups / E-Team, including Document sharing (spreadsheets, presentations, text files, etc.)

We have the opportunity to effect lasting change for all people supporting diversity with deliberate actions that advance diversity and inclusion.

Collaboration Opportunities

We are always interested in exploring new opportunities for cooperation within the sphere of public diplomacy, be it through research, development or joint innovation.

We have a number of collaborative opportunities and expertise offerings available.




Call for Proposals | Public Diplomacy E-Team (UNESCO IPL)

We are inviting you to submit a proposal on public diplomacy ecosystem as a co-creation process.


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Recent Actions:

Launched E-Team to provide a platform of support with feedback to help drive positive change within the Public diplomacy ecosystem;

Hosted virtual roundtable on diversity and inclusion.

Upcoming actions include:

implementing Phase 1 "Building public diplomacy ecosystem";

synthesizing literature to identify best practices that can be used to inform public diplomacy-related inclusive policy activities.

IMPORTANT: We are self-supporting through our own volunteer work because the Institute is a fellowship of individuals who share free results of their research, knowledge, skills, experience, strength, and hope with each other that they may solve our common problems and help others.

Members agree to contribute to and participate in the activities of the Working Groups or UNESCO IPL PUBLIC DIPLOMACY E-TEAM. A notable lack of engagement may result in membership being terminated.

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