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2019 Performance-based Public Human Resource Management System (Ghana) In-Country Training & Seminar
Title 2019 Performance-based Public Human Resource Management System (Ghana) In-Country Training & Seminar
Date 2019-09-23

The Korea Institute for Development Strategy (KDS) has successfully conducted the '2019 Performance-based Public Human Resource Management System (Ghana): In-Country Training & Seminar' held in Ghana from August 19th to 27th, which is part of KOICA's Capacity Building Improvement and Advancement for Tomorrow(CIAT) Program with the purpose to enhance capacities of public officials from developing countries.

For the final leg of the course, the KDS team(Vice President, Kyung-bae Park, Deputy Team Manager of Education and Training Team, Kyung-woo Keum, and Program Officer, Hye-il Ra) visited Accra, Ghana to hold the in-country training and seminar. 45 Ghanaian public officials including 23 former participants of 2017 and 2018 invitational training were invited to the seminar at the Golden Tulip Accra Hotel from August 19-23. Prof. Young-Kyu Kim, Visiting Professor of National Human Resources Development Institute (NHI), also visited Ghana to deliver lectures and participate in a series of workshops.

The seminar was aimed to provide a reference to enhancing the performance and productivity of public/civil servants working in the public sector. Based on the knowledge and lessons acquired during the seminar, the participants actively discussed the current issues and challenges of HRM in Ghana and presented its strategies and policy initiatives. The Korean experts provided essential and realistic policy advice and feedback.

After completion of the seminar, Professor Park paid a courtesy call on Mr. Yaw Osafo-Maafo, the Senior Minister, and presented the report titled Recommendations on Policy Actors For the Republic of Ghana on the Performance-based Public HRM System. The Senior Minister commended that the Korean government for providing the opportunity for Ghana to understudy its public administration system and suggested that the Korean government should extend the program.

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