June 15, 2017
On Wednesday, June 14, 2017, 120 civil servants who attended the Public Policy Development and Leadership (PPDL) received their certificates upon conclusion of their training. This program is a USAID funded initiative delivered through the RIT Kosovo (A.U.K) academic capacities. The campus auditorium hosted civil servants from different central governmental institutions as well as professors and distinguished guests.
The aim of this program is to develop capacities of civil servants in professional leadership, analysis of public policies, evaluation of existing public programs, and evidence-based decision making, by focusing on areas such as Diplomacy and Rule of Law, Economic Development, Development of Social, Energy and Environmental Policies, and Development of Policies in Rural, Urban and Regional Development.
After the opening remarks and the presentation of the program by the project team, the audience was also addressed by RIT Kosovo (A.U.K) president Dr. Sharon Y. Hart, who spoke about RIT Kosovo (A.U.K)’s commitment to provide educational opportunities to a wider range of public through such initiatives. Likewise, the audience had the pleasure to hear from Mr. Brian Martalus, who is serving as the Director of Economic Growth at USAID Kosovo and spoke about the benefits of the program.
The beneficiaries of this program were represented by Ms. Rozafa Ukimeraj, who currently serves as the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Local Government Administration and Ms. Teuta Qilerxhiu, participant in the program and representative of the Ministry of Health. They both showed their appreciation for the opportunity provided from USAID Kosovo and RIT Kosovo (A.U.K).
In her closing remarks, Ms. Ylberina Mala, Chief of Party/Program Director, handed out Certificates of Appreciation to the representative of the Ministry of Public Administration, Ministry of Local Government Administration, and Ministry of Environment and Spatial Planning, acknowledging their support in the implementation and promotion of the program among civil servants. Additionally, Certificates of Appreciation were granted to 4 TLP Citizen Corps volunteers, who served as Teaching Assistants for the program.