His Excellency Dr. Raed Mohammed Bin Shams, the Director General of the Institute for Public Administration (BIPA) affirmed the need to adapt the public sector work strategies in a manner that will meet the National aspirations in light of the current crisis towards continued giving and safeguarding the qualitative national achievements, and not to halt at the site of challenges instead to face them with the best scientific and practical methodologies necessary to enhance the government work.
His statement came during his distance meeting with the Board of Directors of the Institute in the presence of Dr. Adnan Al Mahmood, the Manager for Information Technology and Intelligence at GPIC, representing the Private sector; Dr. Kawther Al Muawadah, Assistant Undersecretary for Human Resources at the Ministry of Education; Dr. Fatma Abdul Wahid, the Assistant undersecretary for Human Resources and Services; Mr. Ebrahim Abul, Assistant Undersecretary for Resources and Information at Ministry of Finance and National Economy.
Dr. Bin Shams explained that the Institute for Public Administration (BIPA) has since the beginning of the crisis catered to all the needs of the public sector via its e-Services, and is currently working on a new strategy to adapt to the current situation with a stronger presence by a gradual transformation of all its services; consultancies, research, evaluation and guidance and training into electronic format, in order to guarantee the continuity of government services for all ministries , authorities and public sector establishments.
Dr. Bin Shams presented the steps and procedures taken by the institute to preserve the employees and the means of continuing the work process in line with the national guidelines for combating the Corona Virus.
Mr. Adnan Abdul Razzaq Al Mahmood, the deputy chairman of the Board of Directors of the Bahrain Institute for Public Administration, also mentioned that the board appreciates the efforts of the Bahraini team assigned to combat the Corona Virus and the Medical teams, and the institute abides by all the regulations in this matter, praying to Allah Al Mighty to protect the Kingdom of Bahrain from all evils.
He also confirmed that there is a clear readiness by the Institute to make a bigger electronic transformation of its five main services; Consultations; Guidance; Evaluation; Researches aswell as Training, pointing out that the Institute has made qualitative achievements in light of the current situation in the fields of Electronic learning and training. He also mentioned that the Board of Directors meeting resulted in adopting a number valuable strategies aimed at supporting the Institute’s efforts to completely transform electronically (online) in all its basic operations taking the opportunity to thank and appreciate, on behalf of the chairman and members of the board, all the affiliates of the institute for their wonderful efforts and speedy response to the needs of of the current situation with regards to work and training from distance and activating and providing the virtual services so that the institute can carry on to deliver its message in the best form under the extraordinary circumstances.
Mr. Al Mahmood further explained that all the initiatives of the Institute and its work strategies have been based on best practical and scientific practices and are focused on local studies carried out by the cadres of the institute after studying the actual needs of the public sector in the Kingdom of Bahrain, adding that the continuation of the institute in providing its services by following this process will definitely contribute to the excellence of government work and raise the capabilities and productivity of the institutional cadres in the Public sector.
It is worth mentioning that the Board meeting also discussed a number of crucial issues which led to taking a number of important decisions beginning with approval of the new handbook for Advisory Services, a database of Advisors of the Institute from which advisors can be selected as per the internal standards and requirements, approval of the agenda for the researches and the policy for publishing the scientific researches, as well as a discussion of the financial matters of the Institute after a 30% reduction in the spending while still maintaining the productivity.
Also during the meeting the institute was lauded for achieving the ISO 9001:2015 certification after complying with all the requirements and conditions of the internal and external audits. The Board expressed its thanks and appreciation to the management staff under the leadership of His excellency the Director General and all the affiliates of the Institute for their dedication and diligence in all its achievements and encouraged them to exert more effort to preserve the achievements of the institute and to sustain them and to present new ideas in line with the upcoming future stage.