Civil service trainers prepared for helping reforms process of MyanmarApr 2, 2013
Yangon – Three-week intensive training for teaching staff of the Central Institute of Civil Service began on 18 March in Yangon to supplement and equip them with relevant knowledge in order to efficiently conduct management courses for senior government officials.
The training of trainers course is the first in its kind to prepare 50 trainers from the UCSB’s two training institutes in Phaunggyi and PyinOoLwin for helping improve the management and administrative performance of government agencies. The course is organised by Union Civil Service Board (UCSB) and supported by the UNDP and the International Management Group.
The curriculum of the management course for senior level officials is being developed by ten very experienced trainers from abroad who are also delivering the training of trainers. The management course will subsequently be delivered by the teaching staff from the institute who are participating in the training of trainers.
Myanmar has been introducing a series of critical reforms since 2011. H.E. U KhinMaung Aye, member of the UCSB said the role of government service personnel is of vital importance in view of the reform process which is now being carried out. “The success of reform measures, to some extent, depends on the efficient and effective contribution of civil service,” U Khin Maung Aye said.
“This is the first step of UNDP in collaboration with Union Civil Service Board, and UNDP will continue its support to the board in its endeavours to train qualified government personnel,” said ElinorBajraktari, UNDP Programme Adviser in Myanmar. Support to this training of trainers course is provided as part of UNDP’s newly approved country programme for 2013-2015.
The new country programme aims to help strengthen national strategies for poverty reduction, rule of law, civil administration reform, and decentralization. Bajraktari said UCSB will be one of key cooperating partners of UNDP in providing assistance to Myanmar’s public administration reform.