India’s Jindal varsity to build Afghan civil servants capacity
NEW DELHI (Pajhwok) The Jindal School of International Affairs and the Jindal Institute of Leadership Development and Executive Education of O.P. Jindal Global University have been awarded an internationally competitive contract from Afghanistan's Ministry of Finance to conduct trainings for Afghan civil servants.
The university said it will be welcoming the first batch of senior Afghan civil servants, who hold the ranks of Director General to Deputy Directors in various Afghan government ministries, in the next few weeks on its Sonipat campus in Haryana state, about 50 kilometres from capital New Delhi.
These civil servants will be trained at Jindal University in topics like Leadership, Human Resource Management, Law & Justice, Organizational Change, Good Governance and Post-Conflict Institution Building.
The contract awarded by the Afghan government credits Jindal University for possessing “the required professional skills, personnel and technical resources” to deliver a world class training experience to the bureaucrats of Afghanistan.
Speaking on this occasion, Ashraf Haidari, Deputy Chief of Mission, Embassy of Afghanistan, stated that the current focus is to strengthen civilian institutions in his country.
“Although the international community has invested in reconstruction of Afghanistan, it has concentrated mostly on the military and security sectors. Not much has not been done to build the civilian state structures, which are essential for a sustainable transition towards self-reliance and peace,” he added.
He welcomed and appreciated this capacity building training by O.P. Jindal Global University and expressed hope that it would “fulfill a long-term and urgent need of Afghanistan.”
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