GINKS, Partners Train 4th Batch of Civil Servants on EIPM

The 4th Evidence-Informed Policy Making (EIPM) workshop for 28 civil servants, from 16 Ministries, Departments and Agencies has ended in Accra.


The ten-day EIPM workshop, organized by Ghana Information Network for Knowledge Sharing (GINKS) in partnership with International Network for the Availability of Scientific Publications (INASP) and the VakaYiko Consortium, started on June 13 to June 24, 2016.


GINKS, is supported locally by Civil Service Training Centre (CSTC), Office of Head of Civil Service (OHCS) and the Parliament of Ghana.


Speaking at the closing ceremony, the Principal of CSTC, Mrs Dora Dei-Tumi, advised the participants to continuously use the knowledge acquired from the training in their everyday work, in order to be able to call to mind what they had learnt when they were developing policies, adding that efficient and reliable data was required in developing sustainable policies. 


She said the civil service was undergoing a lot of transformation and CSTC as an institution, was to support, explaining that, “we support in the functional efficiency and effectiveness of the civil servant through capacity building interventions that we always invite you to be part of.”


According to Mrs dei-Tumi, most programmes designed by CSTC were not patronise because participants or MDAs were not able to pay for such programmes and therefore lauded the VakaYiko Consortium for sponsoring the EIPM training.


Participants will be required to provide personal action plans at the end of the course, and its implementation shall be monitored by the CSTC and OHCS as well.


The Executive Secretary of GINKS, Mr Ibrahim Inusah, was happy that the EIPM training had been progressive from the start to the present, adding that the enthusiasm of participants was very high throughout the training session.


He extolled the high caliber of personnel employed to facilitate the training sessions whose backgrounds ranges from practitioners, industry to academia.


Mr Inusah said all suggestions made by the participants would be looked at and incorporated in the next training programme.


For the participants, the workshop had fine-tuned and sharpened their focus on EIPM. According to them, “it is indeed evident that the programme has been successful and we hope to discharge our duties as expected of us with the knowledge and skills acquired here.”


The participants expressed appreciation to the sponsoring agencies and promised to be change agents as they go back to their various MDAs.


Source: ISD (Sule N. Jotie)


Created: 27 June 2016
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