The Ministry of Information and the Konrad Adenauer Stiftung (KAS Myanmar) is jointly organizing the ‘Research Methodology, Public Relations and Information Management Training Programme’ for civil service personnel at the ministry’s headquarters in Nay Pyi Taw.
The opening ceremony was presided over by Deputy Minister for Information U Aung Hla Tun yesterday. In his welcoming remark, the Deputy Minister highlighted the importance of these lively subjects which are very crucial for both public and private firms.
He also said the momentum of technology development has large impacts on many sectors while mobile phones have significantly weakened mainstem media and the number of online library users has increased.
He also suggested all the trainees to share knowledge and experiences from the updated courses of the training programme with the colleagues of relevant departments.
Then, Dr Thomas Stuart Knirsch, the Representative of KAS Myanmar said that public service and the role of civil service staff are important for any political system, particularly in the democratic reform process in Myanmar, and all the topics under public relations and information management meet civil service reform process of the country. He added that the KAS Myanmar is pleased to foster capacity of civil service staff with the supports in organizing trainings and workshops.
Dr. Tin Maung Maung Than, the Academic Advisor of Panna Institute, explained the training programme, which is participated by 50 civil service officers from the ministries, Office of Attorney General, the Office of Union Auditor General and the Union Civil Service Board. The first training programme was conducted in June this year, and the third one is scheduled in December.—MNA
(Translated by Aung Khin)