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What Are The Key Elements for Public Sector Excellence?

Internal trainers of LIPA together with their Swedish counterpart for the past two days have been discussing the key elements for Public Sector excellence and how to integrate these in LIPA courses.

The training which focused on the adherence to the Rule of Law principles and Professional conduct for Public Servants runs from December 12-13, 2018.

The in-depth training is a continuation of previous working meetings and workshops between LIPA and FBA as part of the bilateral development cooperation strategy between Sweden and Liberia.

The LIPA trainers represented the areas of Public Administration including Public Financial Management, Records Management, Internal Audit and Control and Public Procurement Management.

 

LIPA Trainers Benefit From A TOT With Swedish FBA

The Folke Bernadotte Academy (FBA) a Swedish Agency for Peace, Security and Development in collaboration with the Liberia Institute of Public Administration (LIPA) has ended a two day Training of Trainers for Internal Trainers and Facilitators of LIPA.

The training which was conducted at the Cape Hotel in Mamba Point from December 10-11, 2018, was intended for participants to share their experiences as course facilitators and to identify and apply methods to support effective learning.

The training brought together 18 internal facilitators of LIPA.

A second TOT will be conducted between December 13-14, 2018 on Rule of Law and professional conduct in the Public Administration. The TOT is for Internal Trainers from the courses on Public Administration, Procurement, Internal Audit and Control, Records Management and Public Financial Management.

LIPA Management Presents Proposal To House Speaker

The Management of the Liberia Institute of Public Administration (LIPA) on Monday, December 3, 2018 presented a proposal for review and possible consideration to >House Speaker Dr. Baffah Chambers at his Capitol office in Monrovia.

Presenting the proposal on behalf of the Management of LIPA, the Director General of the Institute Professor Alex Yonly firstly thanked Speaker Baffah Chambers for accepting the call of LIPA to address the concept and proposal presented to his office by the Institute.

Professor Yonly in his presentation outlined some of the successes and challenges of the Institute which he believes can be addressed by National Government.

Professor Yonly noted that despite these challenges, LIPA’s key agenda has been decentralization something he said the Institute has succeeded in establishing a Regional Training center in Buchanan ,Grand Bassa County.

The LIPA Director General further said, that the Institute recently held formal opening program for the resumption of training activities at the Buchanan Training Center bringing together Partners and Stakeholders including the UNDP, Carter Center and others.

He said, the key component of the proposal highlights the E-Learning Platform that LIPA is about to introduce shortly. According to Director General Yonly before the implementation of the E-Learning platform there will be an executive seminar to educate Public and Civil Servants on the usage of the platform.

The LIPA boss has meanwhile reiterated plan by his administration to take LIPA from a capacity building to that of a capacity development Institution.

Receiving the proposal House Speaker Dr. Baffah Chambers assured the LIPA team that the House will do everything possible to address their concern so as to able the Institute execute its mandate effectively.

 

International Computer Driving License Training to Shortly Begin At LIPA

The Liberia Institute of Public Administration(LIPA) is to shortly begin the teaching of International Computer Driving License (ICDL) during its regular training Cycle.

In a brief power point presentation to the Management team of LIPA recently, the coordinator of the Training Mr. Michael Hny said, the International Computer Driving license training is intended to drive interested participants through the various applications within the micro soft suit.

Mr. Hny said, ICDL is important because, it makes one internationally recognized after that person has receive a certificate from the training. He further stated that the training will also help participants improve on the job, thereby making them efficient and productive.

According to Hny, if one goes through the ICDL training successfully they will not need to call on an IT personnel to address issues relating to computer set up and other IT related problems.

Mr. Hny who also give a brief history of the ICDL said, the program started in Liberia in 1997, stating that it was then called the European Computer Driving license (ECDL) and was used in about 150 countries including Europe.

He said, with the inclusion of Liberia in the program the number will now be increased to 151 countries.

 

Folke Bernadotte Academy Delegation Holds Talk With LIPA Management

A four man delegation from the Folke Bernadotte Academy based in Sweden recently held talks with the Management team of LIPA.

The delegation headed by the Director General of the FBA Mr. Sven-Eric Soder firstly congratulated the Director General of LIPA Professor Alex Yonly for his preferment and expressed delight in working with LIPA to build a strong partnership.

Mr. Soder also stressed the importance of peace and stability through the rule of law, noting that there has been a long standing relationship between LIPA and the FBA.

The FBA Director General however disclosed that his Institution and LIPA will shortly sign a memorandum of understanding , which will include the Rule of Law into LIPA’s Training program.

For his part the Director General of LIPA Professor Alex Yonly pledged his Institution support to continuously collaborate with the FBA. He further stressed that the need for collaboration between the two institutions cannot be over emphasized.

The LIPA boss has however expressed his institution willingness to uphold unto the partnership between both institutions.

 

E-Learning Platform To Be Introduce At LIPA Soon

The Liberia Institute of Public Administration (LIPA) is expected to introduceE-Learning platform into its training program soon.

The platform according to LIPA Director of IT Mr. Christian Brown, will afford participants and facilitators the opportunity to go online to access information about the various courses offered at the Institute.

Mr. Brown in a power point presentation to the LIPA Management said, the e-learning platform will basically target those participants who may not have the time to come to LIPA to under go their training.

He said, those participants who will have interest in doing their courses on line will be trained how to go about their registration and other information they need to know about LIPA on the platform.

For his part, LIPA Director General Professor Alex Yonly commended the IT Director Mr. Christian Brown for the great job in creating this platform, but wants an urgent orientation conducted for facilitators and participants in making use of the platform.

 

GC Delegation Pays Courtesy Visit To LIPA Director General

A two man delegation from the Governance Commission (GC) on last Friday October 19, 2018 paid a courtesy visit to the office of the Director General of LIPA Professor Alex Yonly.

The GC delegation headed by its Acting Chairman Dr. Othello Gongar in a brief acquaintance meeting first congratulated Professor Alex Yonly for his preferment as Director General of LIPA by the President, his Excellence Dr. George Manneh Weah.

The Meeting among other things discussed the revamping of the tripod between LIPA, CSA and the GC.

For his part, LIPA Director General Professor Alex Yonly expressed delight in working with the GC and the CSA in meeting the goal of Modernizing the Public Sector.

As part of effort in modernizing the Public Sector, the Liberia Institute of Public Administration (LIPA) was mandated to train about five hundred Civil Servants from pilot Ministries, Agencies and Commissions of Government under the Public Sector Modernization Project (PSMP), while the Civil Service Agency and the Governance Commission are responsible for employment services and policy making and review respectively.

 

LIPA Lunches New Five Years Strategic Plan Process

The Liberia Institute of Public Administration (LIPA) on Tuesday, October 23, 2018 lunched the process leading to the development of the Institute's five years strategic Plan. The program which was held in the conference room of LIPA, brought together the Management team and other senior staff of the Institute.

Making remarks at the official lunching, the Chairman of the LIPA Strategic Planning Committee Mr. Christian Weeks called on those involve in the planning process to make their inputs so as to enable the committee come up with a plan that will guard the Institute for the next five years.

He also used the occasion urging heads of various departments and units to encourage their staff to get involved in the process.

In separate remarks, the Deputies for Administration, Training and Research at LIPA lauded the committee for its hard work in starting the process to develop a revised five year strategic plan for the Institute and encouraged all stakeholders in the planning process to be objective in outlining those things that can be achieved over the next five years.

For his part, LIPA Director General Professor Alex Yonly thanked the committee for their hard work in starting the process of developing a strategic plan for the Institute. According to Professor Yonly, the strategic Plan is more like a role map of what LIPA as an Institute would want to achieve over a giving period.

He termed the development of the five year strategic plan as a good beginning for LIPA, saying ‘it gives clues of the essential growth and developmental drive of the Institute.’ The LIPA Director General among other things disclosed that the Management in consultation with other senior staff is going to be looking at the Strength, Weakness, Opportunity and Threats (SWOT) analysis of the Institute which will include the various departments and units to be presented to the committee for inclusion in the strategic plan.

At the end of the planning process, LIPA staff should be able to understand the methodology, approaches, techniques and strategies that will be implored in the revision and development of the Institute’s 5-year sustainability rolling strategic plan.
 

Speaking at the Observance of International Right to know Day

The Director General of the Liberia Institute of Public Administration (LIPA) Professor Alexander Yonly said, access to information and social opportunities are considered very viable in Public Administration and the rule of law.

He also said the need to know what happens in public offices as they affect national policies that trickle down to the people, promotes transparency and accountability in public institutions which encourages the involvement of citizens in the governance of the state.

The Professor added that, many nations including Liberia have signed up to the crusade by passing the freedom of information Act, noting that Liberia’s signature on the instrument, moves the country from a great step away from the indigenous belief that government is only for government officials or what was called “ the peoples thing.

“ We have now crossed that bridge and now in the era of citizens buy-in in the formulation of national policies, this makes the right to know ever demanding “ he said.

Professor Yonly further noted that though Liberia has signed on to the Freedom of Information Act, there are yet more challenges that must be overcome by the public in accessing public information, adding that these challenges are manifested in the “ How, Where and Why” Questions which according to him demand rigorous and vigorous civic education.

Hon. Yonly said, LIPA believes that the first place of call in the enforcement of the Freedom of Information Act should be the information offices of Ministries, Agencies and Commissions (MACs) of government administered by Public Relations Officers.

“ If this should be the first place of call, then there is a need to train Public Relations Officers on the Freedom of Information Act and how essential it is to make their offices accessible to information seekers, “ he stated.

The LIPA boss made these remarks on last Friday, September 28, 2018 at the Bella Cassa Hotel at programs marking the observance of International Right to know Day.

The program organized by the Carter Center, the European Union and other partners was held under the theme: Access to Information: An indispensable tool in Promoting Good Governance and Development”
 

LIPA’S New Director General Promises to Collaborate With Employees

(Monrovia, Liberia, September 20, 2018): The new Director General of the Liberia Institute of Public Administration (LIPA), Professor  Alex Yonly has assured employees of the Institute that he is open to collaborate with them in achieving the mandate of the Institute.

Speaking at a formal acquaintance meeting with employees of the Institute on Wednesday, September 19, 2018, Professor Yonly said once he can collaborate with the employees everything regarding the forwardness of the Institute is going to become better, adding the idea of becoming sucessful in life is to embrace one another by doing things together.

Professor Yonly also disclosed that in the coming days he is going to engage other senior staff in strategizing ways by which the Institute can go about formulating plans to develop more programs that will it more viable.

The LIPA boss further that in the next few years, he would like to see the Institute elevated from a capacity building status to that of a capacity development Institute. He is at the same time encouraging all staff who may have issues to channel them through their Directors.

Speaking earlier the Deputy Director General for Research at LIPA Hon. D. Wa Hne on behalf of the LIPA family welcome the new Director General Professor Alex Yonly. He said when the president appoints an individual it is an expression of the confidence that the president has reposed in such person, expressing no doubts that Professor Yonly is capable of heading this great Institution. 

Also making remarks the Vice President of the Staff Association of the Liberia Institute of Public Administration  Mr. Christian Browne on behalf of the staff assured the Director General of the Association’s commitment in working along with the new Management in moving the Institution forward so as to achieve the government Pro-Poor Agenda.

“ Having said that, as we open our hearts to work with you; we also want to urge you to open your arms around us as it is always said that LIPA is a one family Institution, “ He said.

Mr. Browne among other things recommended to the Management that, a representative from the Association  be represented at every Top Management meeting. 

LIPA Awards Certificates to 130 Civil Servants ...

LIPA Awards Certificates to 130 Civil Servants

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LIPA Certificates 14 Budget and Planning Officers ...

LIPA Certificates 14 Budget and Planning Officers

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LIPA Awards Certificates to 34 Law Enforcement Officers...

LIPA Awards Certificates to 34 Law Enforcement Officers

The Liberia Institute of Public Administration (LIPA) on Friday, January 14, 2017 certificated 34 Law enforcement officers following the completion of a one week intensive training in Leadership and management...
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LIPA Conducts Leadership Training for Middle Level Managers...

LIPA Conducts Leadership Training for Middle Level Managers

The Liberia Institute of Public Administration (LIPA) has begun a three week Leadership and Management training for middle level managers of key security institutions in the country.

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