Capacity Development Workshop Supports Afghan Civil ServantsSep 4, 2012
Kabul, Afghanistan: The UNDP’s National Institution Building Project is holding its second capacity development workshop to strengthen inclusive and participatory capacity development and promote universal UNDP principles among project staff and Afghanistan’s civil servants.
NIBP works with its central government partner the Independent Administrative Reform and Civil Service Commission to support an efficient and capable public sector workforce.
The project’s capacity development staff work in Kabul and in Herat, Balkh, Bamyan, and Nangarhar. The project supports key ministries such as the Ministry of Agriculture, Irrigation and Livestock, the Ministry of Education, and the Ministry of Labor, Social Affairs, Martyrs and Disabled. It also supports the Central Statistics Office, the Ministry of Transport and Civil Aviation, and the Deputy Ministry of Youth Affairs.
NIBP is rapidly expanding its capacity development support to Afghanistan’s civil service. By the end of September, the project will have extended its support to five additional ministries, including the Ministry of Economy and Ministry of Mines, and to the regional center of Kandahar and the provinces of Kunduz, Paktya and Ghor.
The NIBP Chief Technical Advisor, Sultan Hajiyev, says that as NIBP expands, such workshops are crucial because they promote UNDP’s core values in capacity development:
‘It’s important that NIBP strengthen the approach to capacity development, among project staff and government partners, as we expand to additional government ministries and to new provinces. This workshop helps ensure that capacity development is inclusive and participatory, in line with UNDP core values, and at the front of UNDP and Government efforts to enhance the public sector workforce.’
The workshop, which runs from 4-7 September in Kabul, includes topics such as gender and gender mainstreaming, and participatory planning and decision making processes.
The workshop is supported by the Governments of Japan, India, Switzerland, and Italy, and by UNDP.
For more information, please contact:
Kumar Tiku, UNDP Communications Specialist, on 079 7789 721 and firstname.lastname@example.org