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 Mar

NIPAM / NSI MoU Agreement

The Namibia Institute of Public Administration and Management (NIPAM) and the Namibian Standards Institution (NSI) have signed a five-year Memorandum of Understanding (MoU). The NSI will collaborate with NIPAM on the development and adoption of standards relevant to the mandate of NIPAM towards the provision of services to the public sector benchmarked regionally and internationally.

Speaking at the signing ceremony in Windhoek, NIPAM’s Executive Director Andrew Ndishishi stated that NIPAM intends to become a certified ISO 9001:2015 institution with the assistance of the NSI. “ISO 9001 Certification will assist NIPAM to operate on quality management systems and the foundation of our operations to improve customer service levels, staff motivation and continuous improvement.”

The NSI’s CEO Chie Wasserfall stated that quality is only possible if institutions, businesses and governments apply standards as a basis, and conduct certification to ensure compliance to the standards applied. “The NSI has relevant Namibian and international standards that NIPAM can have access to, therefore through this cooperation agreement NSI will offer discounted rates to NIPAM on generic ISO 9001 training, standards and certification services’’.

The two institutions will develop an action plan to ensure the implementation of the MOU. The cooperation agreement will be valid from the 8 March 2018 for a period of five (5) years.

The main motive for establishing Professional Norms and Standards is to provide a good level of quality training and development for all Facilitators, Trainers and Learners; to meet the need of skills development in the public service; and to provide more attention to issues of training management, leadership and governance at NIPAM.

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06 Mar

Mass Training for Judiciary Officials

About 78 officials from the Office of the Judiciary recently underwent training on a weeklong Supervisory Development Programme.
The Supervisory Development Programme was designed to give public sector supervisors a deep understanding of leadership, management and supervision concepts and equip them to play a firm, fair and effective role in quality service delivery in the public sector.

The modules embark on during the training programmes were; public sector practices, management, communication & information technology, and performance management for effective service delivery.

After undertaking the training, participants are expected to be able to explain the levels of Government: Central, Regional and Local Government and the placement of Public Enterprises in that structure. Participants shall further be expected to interpret policies, rules and regulations to transfer knowledge to peers and apply basic legal rules and procedures at a supervisory level amongst others.

The integrated Supervisory Development training Program was revamped last year and has thus far trained a total of 150 supervisors .

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15 Feb


The Namibia institute of Public Administration and Management conducted a successful week-long training workshop for newly appointed 55 Resource Persons on 12 – 16 February 2018.
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.

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