Senior government officials receive leadership training in China
This was the third time the Chinese government had funded the program.
Nineteen senior civil servants received intensive training at the China Executive Leadership Academy Pudong (CELAP), a Shanghai-based national institution funded by the Chinese Central Government earlier this month.
The week-long training is tailor-made for senior government leaders and top executives from business sectors focusing on areas of economic, political, cultural, social and ecological conservation and development.
The Fijian delegation, led by the Office of the Prime Minister deputy secretary, Sakeasi Waikere comprises of senior officials from the Ministry of Women, Children and Poverty Alleviation, Fisheries and Forest, Agriculture, Foreign Affairs, Lands and Mineral Resources, and senior managers from LTA and Water Authority of Fiji.
WAIKERE: “The team had learnt a lot from the training and Fiji will certainly need to reinforce its systems and processes by enhancing leadership capacities through policy reviews, capacity building and robust international engagements.”
The programme is envisaged to augment experience and skills in various fields of climate change, innovation, sustainable developments, sound economic policies and growth.
The Fijian Government acknowledges the Government of the People’s Republic of China and its Embassy in Suva for facilitating such opportunities to observe China’s development with an ongoing theme of leadership building.
Since the establishment of CELAP in 2005, the group is the third batch to be deployed out of Fiji after a lapse of 2 years.