As part of his official visit to Singapore, Dr. Vu Chien Thang, Vice Minister of Home Affairs, had a courtesy call on Mr. Kenneth Sim, Dean of the Chandler Academy of Governance (CAG) and Deputy Executive Director of the Chandler Institute of Governance (CIG) on 22 May 2023.
During the meeting, Vice Minister of Home Affairs Vu Chien Thang highly appreciated the results of the first run of the “Modern and Effective National Governance Program for Emerging leaders at strategic level (MENGPEL)” organized jointly by the National Academy of Public Administration (NAPA) and CIG under the chairmanship of the Ministry of Home Affairs (MoHA). On the basis of very positive feedback from participants, Vice Minister Vu Chien Thang suggested that CIG continue to collaborate with MoHA and NAPA to elevate this program to a higher level i.e. training for senior leaders and managers, or the two sides can develop a new training program for senior leaders of ministries and central agencies. The Vice Minister hopes that CIG will continue to support NAPA in improving NAPA trainers’ capacity so that NAPA can well perform its role in capability development for public leaders and managers and in enhancing the quality of training for high-quality human resources for Viet Nam’s public administration amidst great transformation.
Appreciating the collaboration relationship between the MoHA, NAPA and CIG, Mr. Kenneth Sim, on behalf of CIG, wishes to gradually transfer MENGPEL to NAPA so that NAPA’s trainers can co-facilitate in this program. This will promote the internationalization of training programs of NAPA while ensuring the sustainability of MENGPEL. Mr. Kenneth Sim also proposed MoHA approve and formalize MENGPEL as the main training program of the Ministry and introduce the program to ministries and localities as one of the regular training courses of MoHA and NAPA.
At the end of the meeting, the two sides agreed that further discussion of the program’s financial-related aspects is necessary in order to expand the scope of the cooperation programs in the long run.