During the signing of the Memorandum of Understanding between the Institute for Public Administration and the Arab Open University, Dr. Raed Mohammed Bin Shams, the Director General for the Bahrain Institute for Public Administration, (BIPA), stated, that cooperation with Academic Institutions is a major step towards improving the research capabilities and set up a research agenda in the Public Administration Science.
He highlighted the importance of bolstering the culture of scientific research in the field of Public Administration, and all that is related to it, from expanding local and regional partnerships and setting up networks between various concerned agencies and stakeholders. Which he said will help in developing the tools and methodologies to upgrade the administrative systems in the Kingdom of Bahrain and will enhance the capability of the public sector and private sector institutions to deal with current and futures challenges.
Dr. Bin Shams also confirmed the joint vision between the two sides in supporting the efforts to develop the Public Administration Science, through the efficient use of scientific research tools as well as knowledge. He explained that the agreement for cooperation between the Institute and the University would contribute in providing a Scientific Research Agenda for the students and create a joint programme for building research capabilities.
For his part Professor/ Doctor Azam Allah Bin Abdullah Al Ghamdi, the Head of the Arab Open University welcomed the signing of such agreements with Government bodies to strengthen the role of the University in the community and to benefit from the variety of cadres in this sector. He stated that the Institute for Public Administration is one of the vital training institutions that strives to develop and enhance the performance of administration in the Kingdom of Bahrain to make them standout between their regional and international counterparts.
The Director for the Center for Training and Continued Learning and Community services at the Arab Open University, Doctor Hisham Al Tahaoui, for his part also affirmed the importance of the cooperation with the Institute for Public Administration. He added the institute for Public Administration is one of the pioneering institutions in the field of training and development in the Kingdom of Bahrain, that is aimed at enhancing the capabilities of the National cadres and to provide them with the best scientific methodologies and administrative practices which reflect on the Kingdom of Bahrain and raise the level of the outputs of the government work and accomplish the national work plan.
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