Permanent Secretary of MDPAC Shaddrack Fanega and Mr Hasmukh Lal. Photo credit: GCU.

Permanent Secretary of MDPAC Shadrach Fanega and Mr Hasmukh Lal. Photo credit: GCU.

The Ministry of Development Planning and Aid Coordination (MDPAC) has taken another step towards the successful implementation of the National Development Strategy (NDS) 2017-2035 with the signing of a contract between Mr Hasmukh Lal, Director of USP (Pacific TAFE) and Shadrach Fanega, Permanent Secretary of MDPAC over the weekend.

Pacific TAFE, an arm of the University of South Pacific in Fiji that specialises in skills-based education and training in Pacific countries, will train 50 officers from a range of national government ministries to Certificate IV level in Project Management Practice in Honiara from October to December this year.

Mr Fanega says providing this accredited training to targeted officers responsible for implementing development budget projects identified in the Medium Term Development Plan 2017-2021 and the National Development Strategy 2017-2035 shows the Government’s strong commitment to improving implementation of projects that will grow our economy.

Meanwhile, Director of Pacific TAFE Hasmukh Lal says they are pleased to offer this important skills-based education and training face to face in Honiara for the first time and contribute to the capacity development of Solomon Islanders public sector officers.

The course would be evaluated on completion and if successful, would be considered again for delivery in 2017.

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