Nipam, NSI sign cooperation agreement

08 Mar 2018 15:20pm
WINDHOEK, 08 MAR (NAMPA) - The Namibia Institute of Public Administration and Management (Nipam) and Namibian Standards Institution (NSI) have signed an agreement that will amongst others promote co-operation and understanding of common public sector training standards.
The five-year agreement, signed in Windhoek on Thursday, will see the two institutions collaborate on the development and adoption of standards relevant to the mandate of Nipam and the public sector which are benchmarked regionally and internationally.
Speaking during the signing of the agreement, NSI Chief Executive Officer Chie Wasserfall said countries that want to be industrialised need to be innovative and the application of standards should become the norm.
She said in order to ensure compliance to the applicable standards, third-party certification was encouraged by the NSI.
“Certification from the NSI provides organisations with the assurance that their products and services consistently comply with certain predefined standards, customer requirements and applicable legislation,” Wasserfall said.
Furthermore, a committee will be established to ensure that activities in the agreement are undertaken.
Nipam Executive Director, Andrew Ndishishi said the agreement will facilitate the improvement of the quality of training at Nipam.
“Our people are able to execute their duties competently, as well as deliver efficient services in line with expectations of Government,” Ndishishi said.