GINKS Ends Ten Day EIPM Training For Information Support Staff Of Parliament

Parliament has developed a system that tracks and evaluates training programmes of its staff to ensure value for money. This is to ensure that the investments in its human resources do not go waste.



The Deputy Clerk of Parlament, Alhaji Ibrahim Gombilla, made the point yesterday at the end of a ten day training programme on Evidence-Informed Policy Making (EIPM), organized by Ghana Information Network for Knowledge Sharing (GINKS) as part of the VakaYiko consortium for information support staff of parliament in Afienya near Accra.


The third in the series of training programmes by GINKS, participants were taken through the concept of evidence-informed policy making (EIPM) and the role of evidence in the policymaking process, search techniques to new sources of information and ways of searching, skills in critically appraising evidence for policymaking and skills in communicating evidence to different audiences.


GINKS, last year organized similar training programmes for middle and senior level staff of Ministries, Departments and Agencies in Accra.


Alhaji Gombilla was hopeful that the knowledge gathered would enhance the information gathering needs of Members of Parliament and Parliament at large.


He said parliament placed value on capacity development of its employees, adding that parliament could however not do it alone, “and that is why we find this training opportunity extended to us by GINKS very welcoming and look forward for further collaboration.”


The Executive Secretary of GINKS, Mr Ibrahim Inusah, commended the participants for going through the programmes successfully despite their busy schedules.


He congratulated the participants on the high sense of excellence exhibited in their contributions during the training.


GINKS is looking forward to organising a second training for a second batch of parliamentary staff.


Source : ISD (Jotie N. Sule)


Created: 22 January 2016
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