Young Cultural Diplomacy Forum (YCDF)


Dubai, United Arab Emirates


24-26 May, 2024


April 24th

Application Deadline (Funded)

April, 27th

Result Announcement

May 15th

Application Deadline (Self-funded)


Young Cultural Diplomacy Forum (YCDF)

The Center for Strategy and Cultural Diplomacy (CSCD) proudly presents
The Young Cultural Diplomacy Forum (YCDF), a dynamic platform meticulously curated to delve into the multifaceted realm of cultural diplomacy in the 21st century. In an era marked by increasing globalization and interconnectivity, our forum explores the evolving strategies of public diplomacy, the cultural renaissance of the Middle East, and the pivotal role of indigenous cultures, environmental art, and creative industries in shaping international relations and fostering mutual understanding. We delve deep into the intersections of literature, poetry, storytelling, and art, showcasing their transformative power in building bridges and promoting dialogue among diverse cultures and communities worldwide. Join us in this enriching journey as we unravel the complexities of cultural diplomacy and its profound impact on shaping our shared global future.
Contribution to a Collaborative Global Community
Engaging in the YCDF equips participants with the insights, perspectives, and networks necessary to actively shape and contribute to a more interconnected, understanding, and collaborative global community. Participants are empowered to drive positive change, promote mutual respect, and enhance cooperation among diverse cultures and communities worldwide.


Enhanced Understanding of Cultural Diplomacy
Engaging with the forum's diverse modules provides participants with a comprehensive understanding of the evolving strategies and nuances of cultural diplomacy in the 21st century. Participants gain insights into the importance of public diplomacy, the role of indigenous cultures, creative industries, and environmental art in shaping international relations and fostering mutual understanding.


1.Public Diplomacy in 21st Century

This module delves into the evolving landscape of public diplomacy in the modern era. It explores the strategies, tools, and challenges faced by nations in communicating and engaging with global audiences, emphasizing digital communication, soft power tactics, and the impact of technology on diplomatic relations.


2.Middle Eastern Renaissance

Focusing on the cultural and intellectual resurgence in the Middle East, this module examines the historical, social, and political factors contributing to the region’s renaissance. It analyzes the role of art, literature, and innovation in shaping a new narrative for the Middle East in the contemporary world.


3.Indigenous peacebuilding and cultural Diplomacy

This module explores the significance of indigenous cultures in public diplomacy efforts. It highlights how preserving and promoting indigenous knowledge, traditions, and art can foster mutual understanding, respect, and collaboration between nations and indigenous communities.



Environmental Art and Eco-Diplomacy

This module explores the convergence of environmental art and diplomacy in addressing global environmental challenges. It investigates how artists, policymakers, and activists collaborate to raise awareness, inspire action, and drive international cooperation on environmental issues through creative expression and diplomacy.



Cultural Attaches and Public Diplomacy

Focusing on the role of cultural attaches in public diplomacy, this module examines their responsibilities, strategies, and impact in promoting cultural exchange, fostering international relations, and advancing national interests through cultural initiatives, partnerships, and programs.



Literature, Poetry, and Storytelling in Cultural Diplomacy

This module explores the power of literature, poetry, and storytelling as tools of cultural diplomacy. It analyzes how narratives, characters, and themes in literature and poetry can transcend boundaries, resonate with diverse audiences, and contribute to mutual understanding, dialogue, and cooperation between nations.



Local Participation

Conference Invitation Letter (1 Day only)

Meals during the summit

YCDF Personalized Merchandise

Youth Statements & Interventions

Become Part of an Exceptional Community of Impact Creators

Certificate of participation

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Conference Invitation Letter

4-star shared accommodation

Meals during the summit

YCDF Personalized Merchandise

YCDF Personalized Merchandise

Youth Statements & Interventions

Enrolment to our 10 weeks virtual Program

Self Funded

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The participation fee for the Young Cultural Diplomacy Forum Dubai 2024 is 16 USD which is nonrefundable and nontransferable.

The Self-Funded Fee of 599 USD is a comprehensive package covering event merchandise, a certificate of participation, access to all modules, workshops, networking sessions, and summit materials. Additionally, it includes accommodation, food, sightseeing and a complete forum experience in Dubai.

Yes, there are financial assistance opportunities available. The summit offers 5 fully funded slots, covering the entire summit experience, including event merchandise, a certificate of participation, food, accommodation, and other perks specific to the funded category. Additionally, there are 15 partially funded slots, covering 50% of the forum fee.

One outstanding participant among the fully funded participants will receive an all-expenses-paid package, including round-trip travel and a complete conference experience.

To apply for fully funded or partially funded opportunities, please indicate your interest during the registration process. You will be required to submit additional documentation demonstrating your need and commitment to the summit’s objectives. The selection process will be thorough and based on merit.

One best representative will be given a return air ticket with fully funded experience at the forum with the intensive evaluation at the program.

No, on-site payments are not accepted. The participation fee is required upon confirmation of registration and is non-refundable. All participants, including those selected for fully funded or partially funded opportunities, must complete the registration process and payment prior to the summit.

Unfortunately, the participation fee is non-refundable. However, participants selected for self-funded opportunities may have specific terms regarding cancellations, which will be communicated individually.

If selected in the funded categories, participants will enjoy all perks of the conference as mentioned in the respective categories. This includes event merchandise, a certificate of participation, food, accommodation, and any additional benefits specified for the fully funded or partially funded slots.

Transfers of registration to another individual are generally not allowed. However, exceptions may be considered on a case-by-case basis. Please contact our registration team for further assistance.

To stay informed about summit updates, announcements, and any changes, please regularly check the official summit website and follow our official social media channels for real-time information.

For any additional questions or assistance, please reach out to our dedicated summit support team at Contact@thecscd.org or through the contact form on the official summit website. We are here to help!

Application fees contribute to fair resource allocation throughout CSCD Programs as a social enterprise, ensuring equity financial model. This multifaceted approach not only enables us to operate within resource constraints but also ensures sustainability for the impact.

Age between 16 – 40 years by March 1st, 2024, Artists, policymakers, creative directors, young activists, change makers, students, and professionals from the relevant fields of modules. Candidates will be evaluated on the quality of documents and motivation shown in application form.