Namibia institute of Public Administration and Management conducted a successful
week-long training workshop for newly appointed 55 Resource Persons on 12 – 16
The workshop inducted highly qualified experts from various professions and sectors on their roles as strategic partners in delivering specialised training programmes to employees in the public sector.
The workshop featured aspects such as NIPAM’s Philosophy, and Training Methodology, Public Service Competency Framework as well as training norms and standards. Other traits deliberated upon were; planning and preparing for facilitation, developing assessment guides, quality management systems, effectiveness, and certification amongst others.
NIPAM’s Executive Director, Mr. Andrew Ndishishi, said, it was deemed beneficial to source the resource pool of persons from a wide range of professionals such as the public servants serving and retired, corporate world, academics, researchers and those from the private sector.
“Our approach is to ensure enhancement of synergy between the public sector and the private sector, through the blending of resource pools from both backgrounds, and this will help diffuse knowledge and familiarize the private sector about how the Namibian public sector operates” Mr Ndishishi.
Services offered through NIPAM ensures homegrown pool of resources, so that, the budget is retained in Namibia enabling participants to gain skills about how the Namibian Government operates and so they will be in a good position to generate relevant solutions to Namibia’s socio-economic development challenges.
Resource persons will benefit from knowledge and skills that will come through the engagement of public servants from all levels (Central Government, Regional Councils, and Local Authorities). The partnership shall further be of their advantage by understanding Government policies, norms, and processes for work, personal and possible business future endeavours.
NIPAM’s training is delivered with a view on the work environment and practical experience with the aim of improving productivity at workplace.
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.