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.
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.