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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26 Nov

Conferencing Facilities

NIPAM provides state of the art conferencing facilities with capacity of hosting almost 400 guests. We cater for corporate functions such as conferences, trainings, workshops, corporate special events, seminars, annual general meetings and related activities.
Our facilities are located in the outskirts of the City of Windhoek, offering a cool and quiet environment best suitable for professional functions. The conferencing spaces are multi-purpose areas suited to creative activities and as such are generally hired as empty rooms convenient to tailor make for any type of event. The safety of our clients is principal to us and to ensure that the events of our clients runs smoothly we provide stand by friendly and professional personnel to oversee the occasions.
As part of our package we also provide equipment’s such as, build in projectors, screens, computers, micro-phones, free wify, and well equipped air conditioners while guaranteeing safe and convenient parking space for clients and visitors.
The Manager for Estate and Supply Chain, Ms. Victoria Shikudule and team are always ready to assist and advice clients when planning for their events. As a value added service, NIPAM also offers mouth-watering catering facilities consisting of buffets, and a variety of dishes on our standing menu and a cocktail bar available upon request.
To book and to find out more about our venues send your emails to rmootseng@nipam.na / info@nipam.na or telephone us on at 061 - 2964736, Ms Richardine Mootseng.

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21 Nov


In compliance with international best practices NIPAM is undertaking an internal quality audit process to evaluate programmes and services, and identify areas of strength and weaknesses with the goal of improving services towards our public sector based clients.

The audit will assess what works well, the identification of areas that requires improvements and best practices with the ultimate purpose to bring about improvements to enhance capacity to plan, act and report on quality related matters and achievements. Equally, the purpose is identify the strengths and explore how best to capitalize on such strengths.

The audit is primarily focusing on the academic departments with emphasis on issues of Training, Consultancy, Research and Capacity Evaluation. The focus area are as follows:
Training Needs Assessment and Analysis
Programme/course design and development
Planning and delivery of Programme/course and Consultancy services Assessment, Moderation and Certification, and
Evaluation and Review, Research and Capacity Evaluation.

The audit is being conducted over two days, 19 – 20 November 2018 with the audit report expected after the completion of the exercise.

NIPAM is a Management Development Institute for Namibia established by the NIPAM Act (Act No. 10 of 2010), in order to assist the government in delivery of its mandate through training, research and capacity evaluation and consultancy.

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09 Nov

Board Induction Training Programme

About 25 newly appointed board of directors at various public enterprises underwent a two day induction programme to orient them on key principles of corporate governance which include fiduciary duties of the boards, how to run board meeting effectively, and how to steer public enterprises strategies.
The induction training programme provided by NIPAM, took place on 29 – 30 October 2018.
Speaking at the official closing ceremony, Deputy Minister of Public Enterprises Hon. Veikko Nekundi said, the shareholders are expecting boards to comply with the requirements stipulated by the Public Enterprises Governance Act, (PEGA), Act of 2006 and the draft PEGA Bill of 2018.
Hon. Nekundi alerted participants that poor board performance or non-compliance of boards will not be tolerated and boards found not to be complying will be held accountable as per company act and related legislations. Individual board evaluation will start in 2019 which will also include 360 degree evaluation processes since the board evaluation guidelines has been drafted and will be submitted to Cabinet for approval.

Namibia Institute of Public Administration and Management (NIPAM), Executive Director, Ms. Maria Ndatiwelao Nangolo, said, NIPAM is a service provider of choice for industry-based professionals and executives. “As an institution we have placed high esteem and value to the development and mentorship of institutional board of directors and chief executive officers because of their key role in providing leadership and accountability that determines the success of institutions. Our director development offerings contribute to the development of better directors, and ultimately, better boards. The enhanced leadership and direction in turn delivered by these well-equipped boards will, we believe, yield better business results”.
Ms. Nangolo underscored that NIPAM’s offerings are aligned with the industry capacity needs, and therefore continuously striving to deliver relevant interventions – trainings, assessments and certifications that equip directors with the necessary knowledge and insights required to fulfil their duties and to appreciate the importance of good governance.
The two days induction training programme covered areas of expectations from the shareholders including relationships between board and shareholders, presentations on the 2018 public enterprises governance bill currently being debated in the national assembly, and presentation on the board recruitment guidelines to ensure that competent boards are appointed through a transparent process.
Other key focus areas presented were; corporate governance principles in line with king IV and Nam code, role of board committees, how to develop public enterprises corporate strategies, leadership roles of the boards and aspects of culture and ethics.

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