Bandar Seri Begawan - Participants from the training programme organised by Asian Institute of Technology (AIT), Bangkok are currently on a study visit in Brunei to learn and share their experience on Human Resources Development in a bid to further boost the long-term civil servants development programme in Thailand.
Some 29 participants led by the course coordinator, Michael Lowe visited the Public Service Institute yesterday morning.
Awg Jaini bin Haji Abdullah, the Director-General of Public Service Department in his speech said, "Today's multifaceted economy and fast changing world calls for a close partnership between countries. I believe we all face common problems in our civil services namely receiving high expectations from stakeholders, technological challenges, talent management issues, changing workforce, competency and leadership challenges as well as challenges brought by globalisation."
As the nation's leading agency for human resource management in the civil service of the Sultanate, he highlighted, "It is the department's main core functions and responsibility to ensure that the right employees based on their educational background and capabilities are placed at the right ministries and departments. This will ensure more effective, responsive and dynamic management in the civil service."
In an interview with the Bulletin, two of the participants, Nongmai Songsermrat and Natee Meengsern said, "Thailand and Brunei Darussalam have a long established relationship. However they have yet to organise any exchange programme for public servants in both countries. We hope that through this visit, it will be a start of a bigger journey".
--Courtesy of Borneo Bulletin