Training Program For Elected Representatives

UNDP, CIIM launch training programme

By Jamil Khan | KARACHI

THE City Institute of Image Management (CIIM) has initiated the training of union council nazims, lady councilors and town municipal officers (TMOs), in collaboration with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) on a gender-based government system.
Talking to Daily Times on Friday, CIIM Training Consultant Shakeel Ahmed Khan said that the UNDP has recently inked a five-year agreement with the Sindh Government Planning and Development Department, adding that a workshop for UC nazims and naib nazims was conducted last week.
“Along with the CIIM, other institutes selected for the UNDP are Pakistan Institute of Management (PIM), Shaheed Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto Institute of Science and Technology (SZABIST), Larkana, Tando Jam Academy and Institute of Business Administration, Sukkur,” he said, adding that a total of 9,117 including officials and elected representatives will undergo the training program.
Khan said that there is no institute at the Karachi level, which is dedicated to enhancing the image of elected representatives, besides improving the development infrastructure. He further mentioned that the aim of setting up the CIIM is to achieve a cordial and compatible environment in which public representatives and government officials can think, plan and work for the benefit of the people of Karachi, regardless of creed, class and cultural background.
“In its bid to cultivate the culture of learning and exploring social skills among nazims, councilors and City District Government Karachi officers, the CIIM had conducted a total of 45 training workshops over the past one year,” he said.
The workshops also focus on creating awareness regarding the Sindh Local Government Ordinance 2001 related rules, regulations and mannerisms, which is vital for government officials and elected members of the city.
“The CIIM comprises of four courses, including a two-day training workshop for nazims and naib nazims, a two-day training workshop for lady councilors, another for all 18 TMOs and one more for 23 monitoring and evaluating officers of each district of Sindh,” he stated.
Khan said that the program also focuses on developing communication, management, environmental and legal skills among the elected representatives.
The City Council had, through a resolution passed last year in July, established the CIIM in the City Council Secretariat (old KMC Building), where renowned personalities from health, academic, management and other social sectors have delivered lectures.
-Published in Daily Times | Nov 1, 2008

~ by jamilkhan on November 1, 2008.

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