His Excellency, Dr. Raed Mohammed Bin Shams the Director General of Bahrain Institute of Public Administration (BIPA) stressed on the importance of employing Information Technology in the development of the Government Work system and improve the outcomes of government projects and services. He stated that the Institute for Public Administration has a long term vision related to integrating its training and educational programmes with the latest available technological tools related to training and enabling employees with necessary management skills in line with the government agenda for government work, in the form of the Government Action Program and Sustainable Development Goals, towards investing fully in the citizen by bolstering and improving and sustaining government services in the educational and other vital sectors. His statement came with the launch of the Bahrain institute for Public Administration’s integrated electronic learning platform “BIPA Zone”
Dr. Bin Shams said, the Institute worked to design the “BIPA Zone” to be a comprehensive learning platform comprising smart (electronic) interactive and integrated training programmes. Adding that the “BIPA Zone” aims to activate latest training solutions that assist the government cadres to achieve excellent and comprehensive job performance in addition to developing their management skills with the least cost, since the “BIPA Zone” provides free courses and online programmes available to the employees any time and anywhere.
For his part Mr. Najem Salmeen, the senior manager for Continuous Educational Development said that the “BIPA Zone” initiative will establish a continuous self-learning culture among government sector employees by providing an electronic environment that facilitates opportunities for training and learning and provide e-courses based on most developed and flexible training, while it will enable the employees with various management skills that will improve the government services for the citizens in line with their aspirations for innovative and excellent government performance.
With regards to the “BIPA Zone” initiative Mr. Salmeen said, this initiative offers 4 services in order to cater to the various needs of the employee from Knowledge, Information, Experience related to public administration. he said it begins with “ e-learning courses” which take into account the capabilities of the trainee and his resources giving him control over the place and time for the training. Then comes the “Educational Segments” through which the institute provides dozes of focused training characterized by richness of content and professionalism of visual Productions. He also pointed out that the “BIPA Zone” platform also offers the service of “Management Culture” which introduces the trainees to the essentials concepts of management and professional methods and national and institutional values used to create an excellent government sector work environment. last but not least it provides the “Educational games” which are considered the most modern and successful means of training in public administration establishment circles, whereby the games provide an interactive and enjoyable environment which achieves the basic goal for “BIPA Zone” which is improving the Government Work system.