Programme aims to equip staff


A TWO-WEEK course is hoped to better equip 10 staff members from the Prime Minister’s Department and National Executive Council (NEC) for policy implementation and provide better critical advice to the prime minister and the secretary.
The staff received certificates from the Australia Pacific Security College after attending the remotely-facilitated strategic analysis course designed and delivered by the college in collaboration with the department and NEC.
During a presentation in Port Moresby last Thursday, deputy secretary (policy one) Frank Aisi told staff that they were better-equipped for policy implementation
“The programme aims to equip policy officers with a range of strategic skills, tools and techniques to strengthen their analytical skills and assist officers to translate key issues at the sector, national and regional level,” he said.
“Now, these officers are able to effectively provide to the prime minister and the department secretary with critical advice that is analytically sound, well-researched, forecasted, unbiased and reflective of current Government priorities.”
He said the course was done online.
“This is just phase one of the programme and phase two will be developed in due course once key lessons learnt are consolidated.”