CIG Discusses Collaboration on Capability Development with Philippines Government

MANILA (PHILIPPINES), 23 September 2022— The Chandler Institute of Governance (CIG) has concluded its visit to the Philippines from 20 – 23 September 2022. The delegation was led by Mr Kenneth Sim, Dean of the Chandler Academy of Governance and Deputy Executive Director of CIG.

During the visit, CIG met with representatives from the Philippines Civil Service Commission, the Development Academy of the Philippines, and the Local Government Academy. CIG also met with our partners from the Eastern Regional Organisation for Public Administration (EROPA).

Through these meetings, CIG was able to better understand the context and needs of the various government agencies, and discussed potential areas of collaboration in public sector capability development. Specific areas included the co-design and co-delivery of training programmes, as well as research and knowledge sharing.

This visit builds upon CIG’s past and ongoing collaborations with government agencies in the Philippines, such as the Department of Health and the National Economic Development Agency. Through this, CIG hopes to deepen and broaden our collaborations with the Philippine government.

The CIG team meeting with Atty. Engelbert Caronan, President of the Development Academy of the Philippines.
CIG meeting with Assistant Director Daphne Purnell (second left) to discuss the Local Government Academy’s priorities and potential collaborations.
The CIG delegation with EROPA Secretary General, Alex Brillantes, at EROPA’s headquarters in the Philippines

About the Chandler Institute of Governance (CIG)

The Chandler Institute of Governance (CIG) is an international non-profit organisation, headquartered in Singapore. We believe in a world where citizens have a deep sense of trust in their governments and public institutions, and where nations are governed by principled, wise leaders supported by an effective civil service. Trust and effective governance serve as a strong foundation for national development and prosperity. CIG supports governments in building government talent, leadership and public service capabilities through training programmes, research initiatives and advisory work. We are not affiliated with any national government or political party, and we do not represent any partisan or commercial interests.

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About the Chandler Academy of Governance (CAG)

The Chandler Academy of Governance (CAG) is part of CIG. CAG complements and supports CIG’s work by designing and delivering training programmes that are practitioner-oriented, to equip government leaders with capabilities required to meet the realities and demands of public service work. CAG works with its panel of adjunct trainers and subject matter experts in the design and delivery of these programmes.

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