Partnership with the ‘Institut National de Formation et de Perfectionnement’ (INFP)
The Egmont Institute proudly launched a new project in support to the public administration of the Republic of Guinea in December 2020. The project is titled ‘Parcours d’accompagnement pour l’acquisition d’un savoir être et d’un savoir-faire dans la conduite de l’action publique’ (Professional training and coaching programme to acquire soft and technical skills in the implementation of public policy).
The project is implemented by the Egmont Institute Education & Training Programme, in the framework of Belgian-Guinean cooperation, in partnership with the ‘Institut National de Formation et de Perfectionnement’ (INFP) of the Republic of Guinea, formerly known as the ‘Centre de Perfectionnnement Administratif’ (CPA), and with the financial support of Enabel, the Belgian Development Agency.
The initial project targeting central public administration in Conakry aroused great interest, and since then a second phase has been launched in the administrative regions of Kindia and Mamou.
Aims of the partnership
The programmes aim to equip participants with the necessary skills to initiate a process of institutional change, so as to gradually guide the Guinean public administration towards greater efficiency and encourage progress towards good governance. The programmes include individualised professional training and coaching to senior officials of the Guinean administration. Support will also be provided to the local partner, the INFP, in order to further develop its capacity to provide training courses and modernise the Guinean administration. In parallel, participants will receive individualised support through regular coaching sessions, led by a team of Guinean and Belgian coaches, that will allow each participant to establish and work on their own professional development project.
Programme in Conakry
The individualised professional training and coaching programme is offered to a group of 20 senior officials of the Guinean administration. Over the course of 2 years, participants will receive regular training sessions on a variety of soft and technical skills, such as leadership, strategic management, negotiation, or creativity in the development and implementation of public policies.
The official launch of the programme took place on 12th April 2021 during a ceremony presided by the former Minister of Labour and Civil Service of Guinea, Dr Mamadou BALLO, the Ambassador of Belgium to Guinea, Ms Delphine PERREMANS, and the Representative of Enabel, Ms Krista Verstraelen.
The launch of the 3rd training session, on the theme of “Formulation and evaluation of public policy” was presided by the new Minister of Labour and Civil Service, M. Julien YOMBOUNO, in November 2021.
Programme in Kindia-Mamou
This programme is aimed at 30 selected officials from decentralised and deconcentrated public services of the administrative regions of Kindia and Mamou and will run through 2022 and 2023. With the same objectives as the Conakry training and coaching programme, it considers the decentralised aspect of public administration and offers trainings on topics such as computer skills, public administration, information and deontology, as well as basic management.
The official launch of the second programme took place on 13th June 2022 during a ceremony presided by the Minister of Labour and Civil Service of Guinea, M. Julien YOMBOUNO, the Director of the INFP, M. Massé CAMARA, and Anne FLAHAUT, Portfolio Manager for ENABEL Guinée.