A delegation of Bangladeshi officials from the Civil Service Administration Academy are in SEAMEO INNOTECH to learn from the Philippines experience in developing and managing capacity building programs for government workers. The Center is facilitating the visit of the officials through a learning program, in partnership with the Training and Technology Transfer of New Zealand, from 28 May to 05 June.

The program mainly involves institutional visits that provide opportunities to interact and discourse with the counterparts of the Bangladeshi officials in the Philippines who have similar roles and functions. Among the institutions to be visited are the Civil Service Commission (CSC), the Development Academy of the Philippines (DAP), the Department of Education Region IV-A Office, and the Department of Agrarian Reform – Bureau of Agrarian Reform Information and Education (DAR-BARIE).

The visit to the CSC, which is the counterpart of the Bangladesh Civil Service Administration Academy, is expected to provide the context of the country’s training and development frameworks. The session with DAP, on the other hand, should give an insight into the strategic linkage among government agencies in ensuring the quality of its workforce, particularly the senior level officers.

Meanwhile, the separate visits to the DepEd Region IV-A Office and the BARIE, which is the HRD arm of DAR, are meant to give the Bangladeshi officials opportunity to see how the other executive agencies design and implement learning and training programs for their respective personnel to enable effective delivery of programs and services.

Apart from the institutional visits, the participants will also be given orientation on SEAMEO INNOTECH’s flexible learning solutions and blended learning programs, as well as on how the Center monitors and evaluates its training programs. The session is expected to enhance the participants’ knowledge and competencies on the current and emerging learning management and delivery approaches.

In the end, the Bangladeshi officials will define specific action steps to implement in their respective work stations which synthesize all learning gained from the program.

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