2019 Training program

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LIPA Facilitators Get Basic Training in Water Regulation

A four day Training of Trainers (TOT) workshop on water regulation for Facilitators at the Liberia Institute of Public Administration has been concluded.

The training was held at the premises of the Liberia Institute of Public Administration in Mamba Point, Monrovia.

Speaking at the climax of the training, the National Project Coordinator of the UNDP GoAL WASH Project, Mr. Momo Kamara said his organization thought it was important to partner with LIPA, since in fact it is the Government arm responsible for capacity building.

He further noted that the External Trainers have created an opportunity for LIPA to roll out the training so as to be able to train more staff of the National WASH Commission.

For his part, LIPA’s Director General Professor Alex Yonly appreciated UNDP and partners for supporting the Training of Trainers for LIPA facilitators and by extension staff of the National WASH Commission.

Honorable Yonly concluded by stating that the training will help to enhance the capacity of the facilitators in a long way as Liberia moves towards capacity development.

HR Directors, Others Benefit From A One Day Capacity Building

About fifteen Civil Servants most of whom were Human Resource Directors and Senior Managers from various ministries, agencies and commissions (MACs) of Government including LIPA, on Tuesday, April 24, 2019 benefited from a one day capacity building workshop.

The workshop conducted by LIPA, which was also facilitated by its Director General Honorable Alex Yonly intended to amongst others things discussed strategies for developing new managers.

In his presentation Professor Yonly said, the training was a way by which the Participants can be able to share their experiences.

Some of the key components discussed during the training include: Managerial Specific Skills, Conceptual Skills, Humanistic Skills and Technological Skills amongst others.

LIPA, Carter Center Signed MOU On Freedom of Information Law

The Liberia Institute of Public Administration (LIPA) and Carter Center Liberia have jointly signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on the Freedom of Information Law.

The MOU is intended to strengthen the relationship between LIPA and the Carter Center and as well support increased transparency and effective application of the FOI Law.

Speaking following the signing of the Agreement, LIPA’s Director General Professor Alex Yonly said, the vision of his Administration is to see the institute transcend from capacity building to that of a capacity development Institution.

Honorable Yonly used the occasion to extend thanks and appreciation to the European Union for its support to the Carter Center which he said has enabled the Institution to collaborate with LIPA in developing a curriculum for the training of Public Servants in the usage of the Freedom of Information Law.

In other remarks, LIPA’s Deputy Director General for Training and Man Power Development, Hon. Amara Kamara lauded the Carter Center for collaborating with LIPA to develop the training program, noting that such training will help the Institute to improve on the services it is currently providing to the public and private sectors.

He said LIPA is committed to collaborate with any institution that has similar vision like the Carter Center in terms of initiating programs and other related trainings that will help to improve the transformation of Liberia.

For his part, Carter Center Country Representative Hon. Dorbor Jallah thanked LIPA for working with his institution to develop a curriculum on the Freedom of Information Law.

He said the Carter Center with support from the European Union has been working to ensure that they are able to develop a sustainable capacity within the country to build the skills of Liberians.

The Carter Center Country Representative said, those institutions like LIPA that are responsible for capacity building should be fully supported so as to enable them carryout the mandate of training public officials that are playing key roles in Government.

The signing ceremony took place in the Conference room of the Liberia Institute of Public Administration on Monday, April 8, 2019.

LIPA Host WAMDEVIN 2019 Executive Committee Meeting

The Liberia Institute of Public Administration (LIPA) has ended the 2019 West African Management Development Institutes Network Executive Committee meeting (WAMDEVIN).

The meeting which is an annual gathering of members States of Anglophone West African countries including Liberia was held on March 29, 2019 at the Corina Hotel in Sinkor, Monrovia with the Director General of LIPA Professor Alex Yonly serving as President of the Network.

Speaking during the meeting, the Executive Secretary of WAMDEVIN Olowe S.K. said, the event was basically intended for members of the Network to review what was discussed during the 2018 Executive Committee Meeting and to also lay the foundation for the 2019 activities.

The WAMDEVIN Executive Secretary further stated that every member of the Network is expected to go back to their respective Countries and Institutions to begin implementing some of the key things that were discussed at the 2019 Executive Committee Meeting.

Prior to the holding of the meeting, the delegation also toured the new facilities of LIPA under construction in Domah Town, Margibi County along the Roberts Field High way.

Other members who attended this year Executive committee Meeting include: Olowe S.K.-Executive Secretary; WAMDEVIN, Cecelia Umaru Gayya-Director General, Administrative Staff College of Nigeria, Professor Ebow Bondzi-Sampson; Rector GIMPA, Mrs. Fatou Barry-Deputy Director General; Management Development Institute of the Gambia, Sukai Gaye; Human Resource Director MDI of the Gambia and Olaolu Adewumi;  Administrative Staff College of Nigeria (Ascon).

WAMDEVIN membership is made of six counties which include Liberia, Ghana, Nigeria, Sierra Leone, Gambia and Cameroom.   


ICDL Training Finally Begins At LIPA

The Liberia Institute of Public Administration (LIPA) has finally resumed training for the International Computer Driving License (ICDL).

The training which started on Monday, March 11, 2019 begun with a formal opening program that brought together members of the LIPA Senior Management Team, Participants and other staff of the Institute.

Making a brief presentation during the opening of the training, LIPA’s Regional Coordinator Mr. Jefferson Bates said, the idea of the ICDL was a concept that was developed in Europe in 1995 which has helped make business operations successful in that part of the world.

He said since the introduction of the program it has extended to over 100 countries, with about 24,000 users benefiting, including Liberia.

Speaking at the occasion, LIPA’s Deputy Director General for Training, Hon. Amara Kamara, urged participants to take the training serious.

He said LIPA was considering discussions with the Civil Service Agency (CSA) to integrate the program under the requirement of the Public Sector Modernization Project that will add more value to the sector.

For his part, the Director General of LIPA, Professor Alex Yonly, congratulated the participants for taking up their time to form part of the training, and encouraged them to attach importance to the training.

He said, “as you may be aware by this time, the ICDL is a global certification that helps you to make sure that your skills are up to date since it helps with that new dynamics amongst the workforce within various sectors”.

He further noted that times are changed, with technology advancements in workplaces, thus the importance for individuals to take advantage of the ICDL training which would play a pivotal role in terms of enhancing performance on the job.

LIPA, FBA Signed Cooperation Agreement

The Liberia Institute of Public Administration (LIPA) and the Folke Bernadotte Academy (FBA), the Swedish Government Agency for Peace, Security and Development on Wednesday, March 6, 2019 signed a one-year cooperation Agreement.

The Agreement seeks to increase LIPA capacity to train Public Servants on the rule of law in Public Administration and Professional ethics, to support LIPA trainers apply identified methods for effective learning, and support the development of a new course curriculum relevant to the rule of law and professional ethics in Public Administration.

Making remarks following the signing of the agreement, LIPA Acting Director General Hon. Amara Kamara on behalf of the Director General Professor Alex Yonly appreciated the FBA for partnering with LIPA.

 “Today marks a historic event for LIPA to have you partner with us in the area of trying to strengthen our legal system or the areas of laws” he said.

Acting DG Kamara further assured the FBA family that the signing of the Cooperation Agreement will further strengthen the already existing cordial relationship between LIPA and the FBA.

For her part, the head of the FBA Rule of Law Program, Maria Nystedt on behalf of the FBA expressed gladness over the signing of the cooperation agreement with LIPA. She said her institution is committed to strengthening the rule of law principles of service delivery in Public Administration.

The FBA and LIPA collaboration has existed for a while and the signing of the Cooperation Agreement will further strengthen. In 2018, the FBA conducted working sessions with LIPA Management, which highlighted the relevance of the rule of law in Public Administration and Professional conduct. Training for the enhancement of internal facilitators’ skills was conducted.  Key points identified during the working session for the cooperation between LIPA and the FBA were the need to enhance the significance of the rule of law in existing LIPA courses and research and to support the development of new course curriculums in relation to the rule of law in Public Administration.

Swedish FBA Arrives In Liberia…Hold Discussion With LIPA Management

A four member-delegation of the Swedish Agency for Peace, Security and Development is in the country as guest of the Liberia Institute of Public Administration (LIPA). 

In a brief discussion last Monday with LIPA Management, the head of the Swedish Rule of Law Program Maria Nystedt said, the team is in Liberia specifically to have a joint discussion with the Management of LIPA and plan activities for 2019. 

She said, the discussion will pave the way to the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding between LIPA and the Swedish FBA on Wednesday, March 6, 2019. 

Also speaking, the Desk officer of the Swedish Rule of Law Program Dominique Gorska stated that a coaching session for participants will also be included for those who took part in the Training of Trainers (TOT) which was recently conducted by the Swedish FBA recently. Dominique further disclosed that the FBA team will shortly meet with management to look at areas of priority before the signing of the cooperative Agreement.

 “Our organization in partnership with the National Security Council has concluded arrangement for the training of Superintendents across the country. LIPA and CSA are co-host for this training which takes place next April, 2019 in Buchanan, Grand Bassa County,” Dominique explained.

For his part, LIPA’s Acting Director General Hon. Amara Kamara told the FBA Delegation that in a recent meeting with FBA, LIPA already committed itself to partner with the Swedish organization in integrating the Rule of Law into its training program.

Director Kamara said LIPA being the government arm responsible for building the capacity of both private and Public Servants, believes training in all areas will help improve the performances of Liberians.

Meanwhile, the delegation which arrived in the country on Saturday, March 2, 2019 is also expected to hold discussions with other Ministries and Agencies including the Civil Service Agency (CSA) and the Governance Commission (GC).

Members of the delegation include: Maria Nystedt head of the Swedish Rule of Law Program, Emma Ostaker Project Director Rule of Law, Carl Norman Swedish Peace Archives and Dominique Gorska Desk officer for the Rule of Law.

World Bank Consultant, LIPA DG Hold Discussion…Outline Bank’s Activiti

The Consultant of the World Bank Jennifer Ljungqvist on Tuesday, February 25, 2019 held discussion with the Director General of the Liberia Institute of Public Administration Professor Alex Yonly at his Mamba Point office in Monrovia.

The meeting which started at 11a.m was the first acquaintance meeting between the World Bank Consultant and LIPA Boss.

During the meeting, Madam Ljungqvist briefed the DG Yonly on some major activities that the World Bank in partnership with LIPA and CSA has accomplished over the past years.

According to her, in 2016 the bank in partnership with LIPA and the CSA trained about 30 Civil Servants in Gender Research; stating that 16 of those trained were selected to go out to various Ministries, Agencies and Commissions (MACs) of Government to collect data on Civil Servants.

She furthers that the Performance Management System for Civil Servants was rolled out during the year in review.

“The introduction of the PMS is intended to measure the performance of Civil Servants at various Government Ministries, Agencies and Commissions (MACs),” she explained.

The World Bank Consultant noted that in 2017the Civil Servant Perception survey was released, which survey sampled the views of 2,700 Civil Servants across 28 Ministries, Agencies and Commissions (MACs) of Government including LIPA.

In response, the Director General of LIPA Professor Alex Yonly expressed gratitude to the World Bank and its partners for initiating the project on performance Management System for Civil Servants.

He said LIPA, CSA and the GC are the three institutions responsible to drive the Public Sector Modernization Project which was lunch in 2015 by former President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf.

He said unlike in the past Civil Servants recruitment was discretional, saying ‘with the performance Management System put in place, the recruitment process within the Civil Service will be based on merit.’

The LIPA Boss stressed that the issue of performance planning is key, and is something that all Civil Servants should be held accountable for.

He concluded added that the system will bring about motivation among Civil Servants.

Also speaking, LIPA’s Director of Research Mr. GUS Freeman said, the Performance Management system is currently on going at LIPA, with Performance appraisal forms being issued to every staff for onwards submission to the Human Resource unit. 


Internal Facilitators of the Liberia Institute of Public Administration (LIPA) on Wednesday, February 20, 2019 benefited from a one day Training of Trainers (TOT).

The training held in the conference room of LIPA, was facilitated by the Institute’s Director General Professor Alex Yonly.

The exercise which is conducted at the beginning of every Training cycle is intended to sharpen the skills of the facilitators in handling and managing the affairs of their respective classes.

Topics treated during the training include: Adult Learning Theories, Principles of Adult Learning, Advantage of workplace training and Applying Adult Learning Cycle amongst others.

The   training brought together fourteen internal facilitators.


LIPA, Accountability Lab To Form Partnership… Hold First Discussion

The Management of the Liberia Institute of Public Administration (LIPA) and representatives from Accountability Lab – Liberia on Tuesday, February 5, 2019, held discussions at LIPA’s Mamba Point facilities.

The discussions were aimed at exploring ways and means through which a partnership can be forged between the two institutions.

Speaking during the discussions, AccountabilityLab’s Country Representative W. Lawrence Yealue said, his organization thought it wise to get in partnership with LIPA because of the kind of services the Institute is providing to both the Public and Private Sectors of Liberia.

According to Mr. Yealue, they have come to discuss means by which their program can be integrated into LIPA’s training curriculum.

For his part, LIPA’s Director General, Professor Alexander B. Yonly said, his Administration takes seriously the opportunity to build a partnership with Accountability Lab.

Professor Yonly said, he is excited that the Accountability Lab delegation can meet with his Management team to discuss ways in fostering a good working relationship, noting that his Administration looks forward to such initiatives.

Also speaking at the meeting, LIPA’s Deputy Director General for Training & Manpower Development, Hon. Amara Kamara buttressed the Director General Professor Alex Yonly in pledging the Institute’s commitment to partner with the Accountability Lab.

He said, that LIPA will always look forward to partner with institutions that share a similar vision with it.

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