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    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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10 Sep

NIPAM AND INDIA’S LBSNAA ENTERS INTO AREAS OF COOPERATION


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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07 Sep

BENCHMARKING VISIT FOR BOTSWANA PUBLIC SERVICE COLLEGE WITH NIPAM

The Namibia Institute of Public Administration and Management (NIPAM) and the Botswana Public Service College (BPSC) undertook a three day benchmarking consultation process on 29 to 31 August 2018.
The consultation process stood to learn and discuss matters of mutual interest, build a mutually beneficial relationship, and fast-track the transformation of BPSC amongst others. The delegation discussed and compared areas such as legal establishment and governance structure, the staff engagement model, quality assurance, and the financial models.
NIPAM’s Executive Director, Ms. Maria Ndatiwelao Nangolo said both institutions are entrusted with being centres of excellence and are similar in many ways. “Both institutions were established in 2010 with a mandate to train and conduct operational research on public servants in their respective countries. Equally they have internal centres which cater for capacity building of public servants at different stages of employment in the public service and they similarly have been entrusted with being institutions of excellence and fostering a culture of service within the public service”.
Although the two institutions are similar NIPAM is a public enterprise while BPSC is a department within the Botswana Ministry of Public Administration and Governance.

Meanwhile the Executive Director of BPSC, Ms. Botshelo M. Mathuba said the BPSC transformation journey was started in partnership with the Civil Service College of Singapore who assisted the institution to kick start a new suite of short-term programmes designed in response to identified leadership competencies and other performance deficiencies in the public service. “Eight years on and about 1400 participants later we thought we should stop and reflect, review and introspect to determine whether the courses offered are still relevant”.
The consultation process ended with identified areas of possible collaboration in the near future.






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10 Aug

FINANCE OFFICIALS PARTICIPATE IN BPR

Twenty-two 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.



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