Namibia Institute of Public Administration and Management

Transforming the Namibian Public Sector into a developmental and entrepreneurial system.

Welcome To NIPAM

The unprecedented growth that Namibia experienced since Independence has introduced new challenges. These include bottlenecks to transform the country into a knowledge based economy as highlighted by the National Development Plan III. In this regard, the biggest challenge involves the country’s skills base.

As a result, the Namibia Institute of Public Administration and Management (NIPAM) was established by an Act of Parliament, the NIPAM Act 2010 (Act 10 of 2010), and was officially inaugurated on 25 February 2011 by His Excellency Hifikepunye Pohamba, the former President of the Republic of Namibia.

The purpose of NIPAM is to transform the public service in Namibia through improving management, leadership and professional competencies. It also aims to foster a climate of purpose, values and professional traditions amongst public sector employees.

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10 Aug


Twenty-two employees from the Ministry of Finance participated in a weeklong training programme, on Business Process Re-Engineering (BPR) on 23 to 27 July 2018. The programme is aimed at imparting knowledge and skills in the areas of restructuring of core business processes to achieve dramatic improvements in productivity, cycle times and quality of operations.

During BPR, institutions start with a blank sheet of paper and rethink existing processes to deliver more value to the customer. They usually adopt a new value system that places increased emphasis on customer needs.

Institutions reduce organisational layers and eradicate unproductive activities in two key areas. First, they redesign functional organisations into cross-functional teams. Second, they use technology to improve information dissemination and decision making.
Attending the training, Mr. Godfried Kandigua said “the training was very informative, enjoyable and most very crucial to Government operations given the current economic downturn”

Meanwhile Mr. Sankwasa Mubita facilitator of the BPR training course urged employees from the public sector to sign up for the programme in order to achieve operational excellence at their institutions.

Participants are expected to produce a prototype improved business process with clearly defined improvement benefits at the end of the training.

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31 Jul


NIPAM appoints Ms. Maria Ndatiwelao Nangolo as NIPAM’s Executive Director, effective from the 1st August 2018 for a period of five years. Ms. Nangolo is a seasoned leader and executive with over 18 years of experience in diverse sectors which include Regional and International bodies, Government, Parliament, Parastatals and Academia, where she consistently delivered results.

Ms. Nangolo is a PhD Trainee with the University of Stellenbosch, a holder of a Master’s in Business Administration (MBA) - Strategic Management from Maastricht School of Business Management, Postgraduate Diploma in Organisational Behaviour from University of London, Birck-beck College and a Bachelor of Arts (Hon), Social Work and Community Development, from University of Namibia.

The Governing Council Chairperson, Dr. George Simataa states “I have tremendous confidence in Ms. Nangolo’s ability to drive the strategic intent and to lead NIPAM into the next business cycle, we welcome her wholeheartedly to NIPAM

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14 May

NIPAM launches 2018/19 calendar

The Namibia Institute of Public Administration and Management (NIPAM) launched the 2018/19 training calendar on 8 May 2018. The event was attended by about 60 training officials from central government, regional councils, local authorities and public enterprises.

The unveiling was characterised by presentations from NIPAM officials on their three main training programmes namely;

Flagship training programmes,
Functional training courses,
and Information and Communication Technology courses

Presentation on the Flagship courses emphasised five distinctive management development programmes; Executive Development Programme, Senior Management Development Programme, Middle Management Development Programme, Supervisory Development Programme and the Foundation Programme.

Apart from the Flagship Development Programmes, NIPAM also delivers ICT courses such as ITIL foundation, cobit 5 foundation, cobit 5 implementation, business process re-engineering, computer literacy for executives, computer literacy (windows 10), microsoft word basic, microsoft word intermediate microsoft word advanced, microsoft excel basic, microsoft excel intermediate, miscrosoft powerpoint basic, microsoft powerpoint advanced, microsoft outlook basic and microsoft outlook advcanced.

The Director of the Information Management Business Centre, Mr. Dennis Shindume indicated that COBIT 5 is the only business framework for the governance and management of enterprises on Information Technology while the business process re-engineering training programme is becoming popular due to the practice of rethinking and redesigning the way work is done to better support an organization's mission and reduce costs.

Other courses offered by NIPAM are functional courses such as corporate governance programme, councillor development programme, customer care, finance for non-finance managers, leadership & change management, business writing skills, secretarial skills, monitoring and evaluation, project management, protocol & etiquette, record management, strategic management, disciplinary procedure, hr for non-hr managers, fraud prevention & ethics, enterprise risk management, standing rules & orders for regional councils, understanding decentralisation, basic health & safety, quality management systems.

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