The Department of Public Service and Administration (DPSA) Acting Human Resource Development and Management (HRDM) Deputy Director General (DDG), MR Nyiko Mabunda and the Director of International Relations, Donor and Partnerships, Ms Obakeng Pitsoane, today met with the Chandler Academy of Governance, to receive feedback and reflections on the recently concluded African Strong Nations Programme,

The Chandler Academy of Governance was represented by the Dean and Deputy Executive Director Mr Kenneth Sim and Ms Xin Ping Sin, the Head of Programmes.

The African Strong Nations Programme is a first-of-its-kind program that seeks to build leadership capacity and competencies. It included resident periods in Kenya and Singapore and an online component which was attended by Mr Oscar Tshivhase.

An agreement was reached for a stronger partnership, which will see more officials participating and the Chandler Academy providing a web-based course on managing personal performance as part of DG Yoliswa Makhasi’s championed Emerging Leaders in the Public Service (ELIPS) programme.

“Partnerships such as these are critical for the building of capacity, leadership pipeline and the pursuit of a Capable, Ethical and Developmental state,” said Mr Mabunda.

Public Servants will be kept informed when nominations for next year are opened.