GIMPA-DANIDA graduates tasked to make good use of knowledge acquired

Dr Samuel Nii Noi Ashong, Deputy Rector of Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration (GIMPA), has asked graduates of GIMPA-DANIDA training programme to put into practice knowledge acquired, at their organisations.

He was speaking at the closing ceremony of two-week GIMPA-DANIDA management training programme for Women and Public Sector Procurement Managers, in Accra on Friday.

The programme dubbed: “Public Sector Procurement Management” and “Women in Management” involved 37 managers comprising 22 women in management positions and 15 participants from the Public Sector Procurement.

Dr Ashong said the training had provided the grandaunts with networking opportunities to enable them to contribute to national development.

He said the training propgramme was in line with the Institute’s commitment to building human capacity to meet local and international challenges.

Dr Ashong hoped that the graduates would be able to address challenges in the implementation of procurement process in the country.

Dr Ashong asked participants to continue to upgrade their skills and knowledge to enable them to contribute effectively to socio-economic development.

Mrs Charity Binka, Course Manager for GIMPA Gender Centre, said participants were taken through practical sessions such as “women in leadership,” “developing effective networks”, “awareness of gender issues in management,” “team building,” and “advocacy and grant proposal writing.”

Mrs Anita Delmida, representative from the Danish Embassy, commended GIMPA for working with DANIDA Fellowship Centre, to support the expansion of capacity development initiatives in the country.

Mrs Delmida said similar initiatives have been piloted and instituted successfully in Benin, Burkina Faso, Kenya, Mozambique, Tanzania, Uganda and Zambia.

She said DANIDA Fellowships were granted to local counterparts affiliated to Danish-funded programmes.

She said every year, 50 nominees from partner programme institutions in Ghana in both public and private sectors, participate in various courses, organised at the DANIDA Fellowship Centre in Denmark.

Mrs Delmida said as a development partner, Denmark was following with keen interest Ghana’s effort at achieving the Millennium Development Goals.

She said the country would continue to support initiatives that would lead to accelerated economic growth and sustainable development.

Source: GNA

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