NIPAM and LSBNAA sign MoU on capacity building

WINDHOEK, SEPT. 5 – The Namibian Institute of Public Administration and Management (Nipam) and India’s Lal Bahadur Shastri National Academy of Administration (LSBNAA) on Tuesday signed a Memorandum of Understanding towards enhancing institutional capacity and better service delivery.
The three-year agreement, which was signed here, will see the two institutions carry out exchange of working study visits to share experiences and ideas while exchanging customised capacity building programmes in the areas of public governance and leadership, and public administration.
In her speech during the event, NIPAM Executive Director, Maria Nangolo said the agreement between the two parties paves a way for mutual exchange and cooperation in the area of capacity building of public officials.
“Working together will afford both parties an opportunity to share experiences, best practices and knowledge in the area of training and capacity building of public servants,” she added.
She further highlighted the two institutions’ similarities, whose common purpose is to deliver training which will bring forth quality human capital in the public sector service delivery.
“This in itself helps us to share common challenges, experiences and key resource competencies that will capably drive us to excellence in the delivery of training services as per our mandate.”
Nangolo noted that it is in NIPAM’s vision to facilitate and demonstrate openness to partner, collaborate as well as to work together with capacity development and training institutions, from local, regional as well as global levels.
Indian High Commissioner to Namibia Ambassador Kumar Tuhin stressed that India, also being a developing country just like Namibia, is working towards tackling developmental issues, hence the country will also highly benefit from the agreement.
“Although we are on different developmental levels, this will be a very useful platform for LSBNAA to share its experiences with the citizens of Namibia and we can also share different knowledge between us,” Tuhin said.