CIG Reaffirms Partnership with Vietnam’s MOHA, NAPA and HUHA

HANOI (VIETNAM), 16 June 2022—The Chandler Institute of Governance (CIG) has concluded its working visit to Vietnam from 14 – 16 June 2022. The delegation was led by Mr. Kenneth Sim, Dean of the Chandler Academy of Governance (CAG) and Deputy Executive Director of CIG.

During the visit, CIG conducted a training needs assessment workshop for central and provincial government leaders in Vietnam, in collaboration with the National Academy of Public Administration (NAPA). The team also met with Mr. Truong Hai Long, Vice Minister of the Ministry of Home Affairs (MOHA), Dr. Nguyen Dang Que, Executive Vice President of NAPA and Dr. Nguyen Ba Chien, Rector and Associate Professor of Hanoi University of Home Affairs (HUHA) to discuss collaborations between CIG and Vietnamese institutions.

Roundtable Discussion

CIG and NAPA collaborated to organise a roundtable discussion with about 25 Vietnamese public sector leaders across the central and local governments, to better understand the challenges they faced in their work and to map the competencies required to address these challenges. The discussion was facilitated by Mr. Kenneth Sim and Ms. Pham Thi Quynh Hoa, General Director of International Cooperation Department, NAPA. The results from the roundtable discussion will inform the design of a leadership training programme that CIG and NAPA will jointly deliver for senior Vietnamese public sector leaders later this year.

Kenneth Sim, Dean, CAG and Deputy Executive Director of CIG facilitating the Roundtable Discussion

Meeting with Executive Vice President of NAPA

CIG also met with Dr. Que and other leaders in NAPA to discuss NAPA priorities with regard to public sector capability development. Dr. Que thanked CIG for its support and cooperation over the past few years. In response, CIG reaffirmed its readiness and commitment to support NAPA going forward.  

The CIG team with Dr. Que and NAPA leaders

Meeting with Rector of HUHA

CIG also met with Dr. Chien and the leadership at HUHA to exchange insights on public sector leadership training. Both sides emphasised the importance of the local context in training design and curriculum development, even as we draw on international good practices. Both sides also exchanged views on the latest developments at their respective organisations and reaffirmed mutual commitment to deepen collaboration in areas of mutual interest.

CIG and HUHA discussing about priorities and collaborations, and exchanging insights on leadership training  

Meeting with Vice Minister of MOHA

CIG was also honoured to have met with Vice Minister Truong Hai Long to discuss MOHA’s priorities with respect to capability development for Vietnamese public service leaders and how CIG can continue to support this work.

During the meeting, Kenneth Sim and Vice Minister Truong reaffirmed the strong partnership between CIG and key Vietnamese institutions responsible for public sector training, including NAPA and HUHA. This included the collaboration between NAPA and CIG to design and deliver a milestone leadership training programme for senior public servants in Vietnam.

CIG and Vice Minister Truong discussing about the leadership programme for emerging leaders


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