Administrative Staff College of India (ASCI) and Namibia Institute of Public Administration and Management (NIPAM) have decided to establish technical cooperation in the areas of capacity building of public officials.

The ASCI Director General Mr. Ravi Kant the Executive Director of NIPAM, Mr. Edwin Tjiramba signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) in the presence of the ASCI Chairman Mr. K. Padmanabhaiah and Namibia’s Cabinet Secretary and de facto Chairperson of the NIPAM Governing Council, Mr.George Simataa, at a brief ceremony in Bella Vista campus on January 28, 2016.

As per the MoU, ASCI would customize capacity building programs for NIPAM in the area of public governance, public service delivery, administration and leadership for public officials of the Republic of Namibia besides taking up research activities in the field of governance and administration.

The Namibia’s cabinet secretary Mr. George Simataa hailed the rich experience and expertise of ASCI in imparting training to managers and said: “I have over the years visited various management development institutions, but being in ASCI, it is a rare occasion to see traditional building kept intact but also blending well in contemporary learning society.”

Mr. Edwin Tjiramba, Executive Director, NIPAM, observed that the engagement with ASCI has been very enriching and fruitful. Mrs. Tuyakula Haipinge, Member, Training and Development Board said that “the relationship and network established between the two institutions strengthen the already great relationship between the two great nations in our quest to excel in sustainable development through effective human development strategies.”

Mr.Brian Chaka, Legal Advisor, NIPAM, Mrs.Yrika Vaness Miazia Martiz, Director, Centre of Regional & Local Government, Mr.Richards Kokkona, Director, Centre for State-owned Enterprises, NIPAM, Dr. Michael Tjivikua, Director, Central Government Centre,Mr.Dennis Mekondjo Shindume, Director, Information Management Centre, NIPAM and Dr Vishwas Saxena, Advisor, NIPAM & Second Secretary, Indian High Commission and ASCI’s Deans-Prof.Usha Ramachandra and Prof.Nrimalya Bagchi were also present.

To mark the beginning of a new chapter between both the countries and institutions, the head of the visiting delegation Mr. George Simataa planted a sapling on the premises of ASCI.