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AICD lines up series of trainings to stimulate service delivery

Written by  Mphatso Nkuonera

Lilongwe, April 28, 2017: In a bid to improve on the efficiency and effectiveness of service delivery for the working class in the country, African Institute for Capacity Development (AICD) has lined up a series of workshops and trainings.

AICD a South Africa based institution envisions delivering sustainable human capital for the future with a core mission of providing innovative training and development solutions that will enable its clients to maximize the growth of human capital in their organizations.

Admission Consultant, Abel Mkandawire told Malawi News Agency in an interview Friday in Lilongwe, that AICD engages in, short courses, seminars, trainings and as well as general consultancy, in diverse fields high-value in a bid to refresh workers in order to enhance productivity.

“We desire Africa to prosper through development cautious managerial prowess, high caliber personnel and progressive policies and to uphold commitment as well as ethical standards in education, training and development,” he said.

Mkandawire outlined that Performance Management and development, Remuneration and benefits Management, Policy formulation, implementation and evaluation, Organizational change and Development Management, Strategic Management for Corporate Governance, and Financial Crime and Money Laundering are some on the list.

He explained that the firm has five key areas which are prioritized to meet their outcomes including, in-house training and coaching, consulting, productivity, training and development, re-engineering and process improvement.

To ensure a successful training delivery the institution hires international facilitators with outstanding expertise in diverse fields and this has since helped AICD stretch it’s operational networks to Nigeria, Tanzania, Kenya, and Malawi and succumbing to pressure of demand it will soon unlock its doors in Australia.
“We engage high profile personalities to deliver in our trainings, like Chief Executive Officers, Industrial Practitioners and Professors in the countries we are operating,” the Consultant added.

Mkandawire eluded that AICD brings on the table well experienced and excellent services to Government, NGOs, Banks, Para-statals, multinational corporations and private firms with a reputable track record,

“We allow the trainees and participants to pay in their own currency because we are well spread and trusted.”
Auditors, Accountants, Business Managers, Economists, Human Resource Managers, and Office Assistants from both public and private sector are targeted.

“We need to impart on them knowledge and refresh their minds on how best they can deliver to their institution’s expectations; with every institution demanding high levels of output, the human resource is key contributor success hence the need to capacity development” he pointed out.

Director of Research for Malawi Public Policy and Research Analysis (MPPRA), Dr Grace Kumchulesi said the trainings yield positive results in the participants.

MPPRA, which targets economists from Ministry of Finance and Economic Planning and Development, other ministries and government agencies aims at addressing major issues in the realm of policy formulation.

“Having realized that a lot of research that is being produced is not translating into the policy process, the seminar enhances the use of evidence, in training both public and private sectors,” Kumchulesi said.

She expressed that MPPRA has designed to train 200 economists, Auditors and Accountants in cohorts, in order to win the desired results.

Economist, Wilson Nyasulu, who works for Ministry of Finance- Treasury hailed AICD for its prominence in facilitation which he said, is providing the seminars with detailed training.

“We are now more the drilled in policy formulation and analysis by international facilitators with a wide range of experiences using evidence based issues where we have learnt much from,” he informed.  

AICD which has since trained United Purpose formerly known as Concern Universal, Limbe Leaf Tobacco Company, Central Government Stores, Office of the President and Cabinet among the many renowned institutions.