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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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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23 Oct

NIPAM and Public Enterprises Chief Executive Officers Forum signs MoU

The disassociated between Ministers, Chief Executive Officers and company Board of Directors hampers not only the effective management of public enterprises but also poses a challenge towards good governance in Namibia. All relevant stakeholders needs to be equipped with the knowledge, skills and attributes required to run public enterprises successfully, says NIPAM Executive Director Ms Maria Ndatiwelao Nangolo during a signing event of the MoU between NIPAM and Public Enterprises Chief Executive Officers Forum (PE CEO forum) on 18 October 2018.

The MoU was signed by the two head of organisations, Ms Nangolo and Dr Audrin Mathe, Chairperson of the PE CEO forum.
“Our partnerships will indeed make public enterprises a unique place to foster progress. With this Memorandum of Understanding we are building a joint action taking the necessary steps to implement the National Agenda and it’s Sustainable Development Goals”, Dr Mathe.
Some of the areas of cooperation are; public enterprises support NIPAM in sending staff for capacity building, while NIPAM provide venues, office space and secretariat services to the PE CEO Forum. Joint participation in research activities of common interest in the field of public administration, and exchange of best practices in the area of training and development; and any other exchanges and cooperative activities that maybe jointly be decided upon by the parties.
Institutional isolation is the sure back bone of crippled operational efficiency, ill-service delivery and public sector stagnated progress. An organisational development culture that fosters partnerships and cooperation instead of individualism must be embraced to improve quality as well as accelerate progress. Last but not least, working together is a step towards reduced costs through elimination of resource and infrastructure duplication. This partnership is set to further develop an effective local platform to work with other levels of government to achieve better whole of government outcomes

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10 Sep


The Namibia Institute of Public Administration and Management NIPAM entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Lal Bahadur Shastri National Academy Of Administration (LBSNAA), Republic of India, on 4 September 2018.
The areas of cooperation and exchanges of the parties will endeavor to carry out the following,

  • The exchange of working study visits to share experiences and ideas;
  • The organisation of customised capacity building programmes in the area of public governance and leadership, public administration, and public service development for public officials of the Republic of Namibia;
  • The organisation of joint courses, workshops, forums, seminars in the area of interest to both Parties;
  • Joint participation in research activities of common interest in the field of public administration;
  • Exchange best practices in the area of training and development in the public service; and
  • Any other exchanges and cooperative activities that may be jointly decided in writing upon by the parties.
Executive Director of NIPAM, Ms. Maria Ndatiwelao Nangolo said it is vital as a public service training institution, entrusted by the Government of the Republic of Namibia, to model the public service skills base into one that delivers quality and exceptional service. “We dearly embrace the commitment made by both parties, that is NIPAM and the Lal Bahadur Shastri National Academy Of Administration (LBSNAA), in entering into this collaborative partnership towards enhancing institutional capacity and a better service delivery.
We are pleased to announce that NIPAM is committed to this agreement between the two parties paving way for mutual exchange and cooperation in the area of capacity building of public officials. Working together will award both parties an opportunity to sharing of experiences, best practices and knowledge in the area of training and capacity building of public servants”.
The Higher Commissioner of India, H.E Kumar Tuhin signed the MoU on behalf of LBSNAA.

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