UNDP and Academy of Civil Service under the President of Turkmenistan are ready to sign a cooperation agreement

Mar 16, 2017

Ashgabat, 15 March 2017: The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) initiated a coordination meeting with the partner agencies to discuss the upcoming projects with the Academy of Civil Service under the President of Turkmenistan. The working meeting was held as part of the discussion of the new UNDP project “Support to the Academy of Civil Service under the President of Turkmenistan” for 2017-2020.

The working meeting took part with participation of representatives of UNDP, UNFPA, European Union, Ministry of Education, Ministry of Economy and Development, Ministry of Finance, Ministry of Communications and the Academy. Representatives of international development organizations presented their plans for the upcoming cooperation with the Academy and agreed on coordination of the activities.

“Our main goal is to discuss the concept of development of the Academy of Civil Service under the President of Turkmenistan. With the help of our international partners we aim to develop the programme of preparation of the civil servants, develop capacity of our staff and introduce innovative technologies into education. We also aim to maintain contact with our alumni and analyze the changing demands and requirements of government agencies to introduce new education courses and programmes,” said Rector of the Academy of Civil Service under the President of Turkmenistan Alym Annamuradov. 

Participants of the meeting shared the goals and objectives of the proposed projects and discussed planned activities. Representatives of international development agencies also agreed to coordinate the action to avoid duplication and enhance efficiency of their work.

“UNDP is in the final stage of signing of the new project with the Academy. We initiated this working meeting to coordinate and balance the actions that each organization takes to raise efficiency and improve the quality of technical support provided to the Academy. In 2014, UNDP held an assessment of institutional development potential of the academy and developed the new project based on recommendations and results of the analysis. Considering new trends and national priorities, UNDP project is designed so that we can be flexible to adjust the programme to the new emerging needs,” noted UNDP Deputy Resident Representatives Vitalie Vremis. 

UNDP project includes 4 main components: 1. Assistance in development of the strategy of the Academy and the mid-term development plan; 2. Technical assistance in experience exchange with the leading experts; 3. Development of the connections and cooperation of the Academy with oversees educational institutions; 4. Strengthening of the educational and information system of the Academy. 

Participants noted that it is planned to launch master’s courses, introduce electronic document management and educational materials available online. 

Representatives of the Academy and UNDP agreed the composition of the project board and agreed to hold further working meeting to finalize details of the project.

Contact information

Ogulshirin Yazlieva
Programme Associate
E-mail: ogulshirin.yazlyyeva@undp.org

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