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His Excellency Ambassador Dayanand Naidoo, M.A.

 

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BIOGRAPHICAL SUMMARY: His Excellency Ambassador Dayanand Naidoo, M.A.

Ambassador Dayanand Naidoo is the Ambassador of South Africa to the Republic of Chad and a Distinguished Fellow of New Westminster College. He earned a Masters in Diplomatic Studies at the University of Pretoria in South Africa.

Ambassador Naidoo has a distinguished record of ethical leadership as a career civil servant and diplomat. His professional experience includes:

  • February 2013 – present: Ambassador of South Africa to the Republic of Chad, South African Embassy, N’Djamena, Chad
  • 2012 – February 2013: Chief Director and Deputy Chief of State Protocol, Department of International Relations and Cooperation
  • 2007 – 2012: Chief Director of Consular Services, Department of Foreign Affairs
  • 1998 – 2007: Director of Consular Services, and Director of State Events and Assistant Chief of State Protocol, Policy Unit and Procurement and Rental of State Assets, Department of Foreign Affairs
  • 1996 – 1998: Deputy Director, Policy Unit and Procurement and Rental of State Assets, Department of Foreign Affairs
  • 1994 – 1996: Assistant Director and First Secretary of Management and Consular, Department of Foreign Affairs, South African High Commission, New Delhi
  • 1991 – 1993: Senior Foreign Affairs Administrative Officer, Consul Administration and Consular, Department of Foreign Affairs, South African Consulate General, Port Louis
  • 1989 – 1991: Foreign Affairs Administrative Officer, Vice Consul Administration and Consular, Chief Directorate Foreign Service Administration, Department of Foreign Affairs, South African Consulate General, Port Louis
  • 1985 – 1989: Assistant Officer, Administration House of Delegates
  • 1984 – 1985: Senior Clerk, School Accommodation Section, Administration House of Delegates
  • 1982 – 1984: Senior Clerk, Examinations Section, Department of Internal Affairs
  • 1980 – 1982: Clerk Grade II, Examinations Section, Department of Indian Affairs

Ambassador Naidoo’s professional education and training includes:

  • 2008: Certificate in Managing Conferences, United Nations Institute for Training and Research
  • 2007: Leadership Programme, Gordon Institute of Business Science
  • 1980 – 2007: Programmes and Courses:
  • Government Financing, Financial Management and Budgeting Programme, Department of Public Service and Administration
  • Junior Management Programme, Department of Public Service and Administration
  • Programme on Procurement, Department of Public Service and Administration
  • Programme on Managing Disciplinary Processes, Department of Public Service and Administration
  • Programme on Strategic Planning, Department of Public Service and Administration
  • Course in Consular Services and Rapid Response Training, Foreign and Commonwealth Office
  • Interview and Recruitment Techniques Programme, Deloite and Touché
  • Programme in Productivity, Benchmarking and Excellence in Government, Organisation for Excellence
  • Seminar on Property Management, Indian Foreign Ministry
  • Mission Management Course
  • Heads of Mission Course

Ambassador Naidoo’s skills and expertise include:

  • Foreign Policy
  • International Development
  • Policy Analysis
  • Human Rights
  • International Relations
  • Political Science
  • Diplomacy
  • Public Diplomacy
  • Intercultural Communication
  • Government

As a Distinguished Fellow of New Westminster College, Ambassador Dayanand Naidoo is dedicated to supporting the highest standards of academic excellence and is committed to the advancement of New Westminster College and its Global Network of Fellows.

 
 
 
 

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