29 July 2014
The Namibia Institute of Public Administration and Management (NIPAM) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Namibia Training Authority (NTA) today. Both institutions pledged to explore synergies and share skills and expertise to the ultimate benefit of the citizens of Namibia.
“We are happy indeed that today we have reached another milestone in our local partnerships by signing an agreement of understanding and co-operation with the NTA,” says Prof Diescho during the signing ceremony.
“The purpose of this MOU is to foster and enhance strategic partnership between NTA and NIPAM for Namibia’s human resources training and development. Focus is put on professional competencies and skills as determined or required by the Namibian government to create a vibrant, dynamic and unified public service, “says Diescho.
In her remarks, Ms. Ester Anna Nghipondoka, Acting Chief Executive Officer of the NTA said that “NIPAM and NTA agree to join hands in addressing the national challenge of educating and training our citizens in skills and competencies needed for the public sector, and more precisely, in public administration.”
“Recognizing and valuing the differing mandates of our respective institutions, one driven by public management principles and the other by skills development pragmatism and philosophy, we are confident that by pooling our institutional resources and organisational capacities, we can make a strong impact in providing the labour market with the requisite knowledge, skills, competencies and attitudes for the timely achievement of Vision 2030 goals,” Nghipondoka said.
Areas covered under the partnership include inter alia: institutional and organizational development; staff capacity building and evaluation; leadership skills in the management of the vocational training centers under the NTA’s supervision; the sharing of resources and facilities; joint consultancy, research and publication support services and holding joint seminars, staff attachment and workshops.