(Monrovia, Liberia, April 5, 2016) A two man LIPA team headed by the DDG-A has concluded a one day assessment visit at the Institute’s proposed future Home site in Doemah’s Town, Lower Margibi County along the Robert’s Field High Way. The team head, Deputy Director General for Administration, Mrs. Florence G. Dukuly had gone to the site along with USAID Engineers and five other local construction Firms including the West Construction Company, to do assessment of the site.
The 25 acres of land which was purchased under the Administration of the late Professor Harold J. Monger is expected to host the construction of a National Capacity Development Center.
When constructed, the National Capacity Development Center will be on par with other Management Development Institutes across the sub region.
(Monrovia, Liberia, April 4, 2016) The Governance and Economic Management Support Program (GEMS) in collaboration with the Liberia Institute of Public Administration (LIPA) have concluded a two day revision on the end of Project Report of the Institution. The purpose of the process was to review the assistance that USAID GEMS has provided to LIPA over the last four years.
The exercise which was held at LIPA from March 30-31, 2016 brought together relevant staff of the Institute.During the exercise, each unit head under the three departments were given the opportunity to speak to the status of the activities in their unit or department.
The USAID GEMS five years technical assistance program is intended to improve performance through strengthening Public Sector Capacity in Liberia, utilizing in depth assessment and performance improvement methodologies.
(Monrovia, Liberia, April 27,2016 ) A Seven- man delegation from the Public Sector Management Training Program (PSMTP) hosted by GIMPA recently paid a three day courtesy visit to the Management of the Liberia Institute of Public Administration (LIPA).
Members of the delegation included: Pearl Yarboi Program Coordinator (Ghana), Hectoria Pyne- Bailey Country Coordinator (Sierra Leone), A.A Gambari Country Coordinator (Nigeria) and A. Sillah Connateh Country Coordinator (The Gambia). Other members of the delegation were: Muni A. Sadat Administrative Officer (GIMPA), Liunus Bomaba Finance Officer ( GIMPA) and Bright Klutse, M & E Officer (GIMPA).
As part of its visit, the delegation on Tuesday, April 19, 2016 had a brief interaction with the Management of LIPA in the conference Room of the Institute. The gathering which was among other things intended to formally welcome the guest, brought together members of LIPA Management team and senior staff.
During the ceremony, LIPA Director General Hon. Oblayon B. Nyemah first took up the time to welcome the delegation to Liberia, and hoped that their meeting as Coordinators will be productive. He assured the Team that LIPA remains committed to building a strong working relationship with them. The LIPA boss made a formal introduction of members of his Management to the visiting delegation. Those introduced include: Mrs. Florence G. Dukuly Deputy Director General for Administration (LIPA), Mrs. Jarso Jallah Saygbe Deputy Director General for Training (LIPA) and Mr. Charles G. Jarrett Deputy Director General for Research, Consultancy and Information Services (LIPA).
The delegation in conclusion of its visit, also met with the Leadership of the Alumni Association of the PSMTP Training on Wednesday, April 20, 2016.
(Monrovia, Liberia, May 6, 2016) A Memorandum of understanding (MOU) for the exchange of Services has been entered into between the Management of the Liberia Institute of Public Administration (LIPA) and the Management of the Liberia Broadcasting System (LBS). The ceremony was held on Thursday, May 5, 2016 on the compounds of LBS in Paynesville. During the signing ceremony, LIPA Director General Hon. Oblayon Blayon Nyemah first thanked the Management of LBS for accepting this great offer, noting that the collaboration between the two Institutions will go a long way in enhancing the services of both Institutions.
He also commended the LBS Management for the level of work the entity has done in the past for LIPA in helping the Institute promote its services to the Public. The LIPA Director General further noted that the signing of the Agreement will help the Institute in Providing quality services to the Liberian people.
For his part, LBS Director General Ledgerhood Julius Rennie said he was grateful for the collaboration between his Institution and the Liberia Institute of Public Administration (LIPA), adding that the signing of the document will help in cementing the relationship between Ministries, Agencies and Commissions of Government (MACs)
The MOU which runs up to 2018, will enable LIPA provide capacity building training for staff of LBS in professional courses that are offered by the Institute and endeavor to design specialized tailor made refresher courses and Programs for top, middle managers and staff of the System that would enhance performance and productivity.
Also, as part of the agreement, LIPA shall provide consultancy services to LBS especially expert advice, inputs and opinions on the System’s Policy documents. On the other hand, the Liberia Broadcasting System shall cover and broadcast mutually agreed related media activities of the Institute including, but not limited to Television production, Radio talk show, Press Conferences, Public Service Announcements and other information that impact the mandate of the Institute and create public awareness.
Programs marking the celebration of this year’s International Women’s Day has taken place in the country. The occasion held at the Fair Grounds in Buchanan City, Grand Bassa County brought together women from various Ministries, Agencies and Commissions of Government including those of the Liberia Institute of Public Administration (LIPA), local and International Partners among others.
The LIPA delegation which included Mariama Kamara, Esi- Ogunkoya and Willimenia Appleton among others was headed by the Deputy Director General for Administration Hon. Florence G. Dukuly. The event which is being held worldwide is intended to look at the meaningful contributions women have made for the upliftment of societies all over the world.
The Global Theme: for this year’s International Women’s Day Celebration was “Planet 50-50 by 2030” and the National Theme: was “Pledge for Plants 2030” (Step It Up For Gender Equity). The Keynote speaker for the occasion was the Managing Director of the National Port Authority (NPA) Hon. David F. Williams.
(Monrovia, Liberia March 16, 2016) A two week Anti- Fraud detection and Passengers Profiling Training for one hundred officers of the Bureau of Immigration and Naturalization (BIN) has ended at the Liberia Institute of Public Administration (LIPA) in Mamba Point. The training which ran from March 14- 25, 2016, is aimed at enhancing the capacity of BIN officers in providing security for Liberia’s border points of entry in the wake of UNMIL draw down.
The training was sponsored by the United Nations Mission in Liberia (UNMIL) and implemented by the Liberia Institute of Public Administration (LIPA).
Marking remarks during the official opening of the training, the Deputy Director General for Training and Manpower Development at LIPA Mrs. Jarso Jallah Saygbe said her Institution is honored to partner with UNMIL in building the capacity of officers of the Bureau of Immigration and Naturalization (BIN).
She noted that the training of the officers will help in strengthening Liberia’s security at various border points of the country. The LIPA Deputy Director General also appreciated the BIN for its tireless effort in protecting the borders of Liberia from external aggression.
At the end of the training the officers are expected to be fully capacitated to take responsibility of the border management of the country. This phase of the program brings to six since the process started on February 15,2016 in Gbarnga Bong county. During the Gbarnga training, two hundred BIN officers were trained in Border Patrol Management and Anti- Document Fraud Detection and Passenger Profiling, to bring to a total of three hundred BIN officers to be trained at the end of the exercise.
(Monrovia, Liberia, May 9, 2016) The Liberia Institute of Public Administration (LIPA) has ended a two day Training of Trainers workshop for Facilitators of the Institute. The TOT conducted by the Training Department at LIPA ran from May 6-7 2016 and brought together both Internal and External Facilitators of the Institute.
The exercise which is held prior to the resumption of each training cycle is intended to bring together Facilitators of LIPA to brainstorm on those training Methodologies and techniques that will enhance the smooth learning of Participants.
During the training, Facilitators were given the opportunity to share their experiences as it relates to their interaction with Participants in the class room. Other activities forming part of the TOT included: Revision of the 2016 First Training Cycle Evaluation Report, Adult Learning Techniques and LIPA Grading system among others.
Making remarks during the training LIPA Director General Hon. Oblayon Blayon Nyemah thanked the Facilitators for coming together to brainstorm on key training issues that will help improve the learning environment at LIPA.
Director General Nyemah said with these regular engagements, LIPA will be strengthened and be on par with other Management Development Institutes across the sub region. The LIPA Director General also disclosed that the Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration (GIMPA) has reaffirm its commitment to collaborate with LIPA.
He said as part of the collaboration, GIMPA has already sent a Memorandum of understanding (MOU) to LIPA to run a Graduate Degree Program in Executive Leadership and Governance.
(Monrovia, Liberia, April 29,2016) The Liberia Institute of Public Administration (LIPA) has completed a one day orientation for Participants of the Institute’s Second Training Cycle expected to commence on Monday, May 2,2016. The event which was held on Wednesday, April 27, 2016 at the Institute’s Procurement Training Center in Mamba Point, brought together over two hundred Participants from both the Public and Private Sectors.
The ceremony also brought together members of LIPA Management team as well as junior and senior staff. Making remarks during the occasion, LIPA Director General Honorable Oblayon B. Nyemah encouraged the Participants to see the training they are about to undergo as another opportunity to improving on the services of their work places, communities and the society at large.
Hon. Nyemah also called on Participants to put the interest of Liberia first by contributing to its rebuilding process “ noting that the contribution of every Liberian has an impact on the society”.
Also speaking at the occasion, the Deputy Director General for Training and Manpower Development Mrs. Jarso Jallah Saygbe assured Participants of her Management support to improving on the services at the Institution. She urged Participants to take the training serious so that they can make an impact when they should have returned to their various work place.
The Participants following the indoor ceremony, were taken on a guarded tour of the Institute’s training facilities. The purpose of the exercise is to get Participants acquainted with the various class rooms and other training facilities of the Institute before the commencement of the training Cycle.
The Liberia Institute of Public Administration (LIPA) has certificated Four hundred sixty eight (468) Graduates who recently completed their courses during the Institute’s 2015 Second Training Cycle held at the University of Liberia Auditorium on Capitol Hill. The ceremony which took place on Friday, February 26, 2016, brought together Staff and members of LIPA Management Team, Government Officials, Stakeholders Media and well-wishers among others.
The Graduates who represented Public and Private Institutions including LIPA were awarded the certificates in various areas of disciplines such as Procurement, Monitoring and Evaluation, Banking and Finance, Internal Audit and Control and Human Resource Management among others. Serving as Key Note Speaker, the Speaker of the House of Representatives Honorable. Alex Tyler said Liberia’s future can be guarantee when the minds of the citizens are transformed and developed.
Speaking on the Topic: Emperors of the Future and Leadership Challenges, Speaker Tyler called on Liberians to change their attitudes towards each other so as to move the country forward. He also encouraged the Graduates to begin taking the necessary steps that will lead to the transformation of their institutions and Liberia in general. Also speaking at the occasion, the Chairman of LIPA Board of Directors Honorable. Michael Slawon commended the Graduates for their achievement and hope that the knowledge they have acquired will be used to change the behaviors of others with in their Institutions. He challenged the Graduates to go out and serve as Ambassadors of their respective Institutions.
For her part the Deputy Director General for Training at LIPA Hon. Jarso Jallah Saygbe lauded Ministries, Agencies and Commissions of Government for the cooperation given the Liberia Institute of Public Administration (LIPA) in sharpening the skills of their staff. She said LIPA will remain engaged with various Institutions so that the capacities of their staff can be built. The LIPA Deputy Director General also called on the Graduates not to be complacent with the achievement, but they should reflect on the work ahead of them.
The Liberia Institute of Public Administration (LIPA) has resumed the First Training Cycle for the year 2016. The training cycle which began with a formal orientation program on Friday, January 15,2016, brought together over five hundred participants from both the Public and Private Sectors, and will run up to May 2016.
Following the orientation, the participants where taken on a guarded tour of LIPA’s facilitates. This process is usually carryout to allow the participants to familiarize themselves with the various training facilitates at LIPA before the commencement of classes.
Meanwhile, as part of activities leading to the resumption of the training cycle, a two day trainer of trainers (TOT) workshop was held for Internal and External Facilitators of the Institution. The TOT is intended to remind the Facilitators about their duties and responsibilities in the class room, and also guard them through the Institute’s training calendar. The exercise which is being conducted by the Training Department also allow the Facilitators to brainstorm on some of the training Techniques that they should apply during the training cycle.