British Council & Ministry of Planning Honor Training Program Graduates [Archives:2001/29/Local News]

July 16 2001

The Ministry of Planning and Development, in collaboration with the British Council in Sana’a organized a ceremony to honor graduates of a short-term regional training program supported by the Netherlands Government. The graduates comprised 18 staff representing five government agencies dealing with the socio-economic, administrative and financial reforms initiated by the Yemeni government in 1995.
The trainees spent 8 weeks on in-country and outside training in Cairo with work attachments at Egyptian government agencies. The Director General for International Cooperation at the Ministry of Planning and Development Mr. Nabil Shaiban says the trainees represent the first batch of a comprehensive training targeting government agencies relevant to the reform program.
A second batch of trainees is being finalized targeting other agencies dealing with the implementation of decentralization and local authority bill, said Mr. Shaiban. The Netherlands Government is providing around guilders 1 million for training in the region in the field of economic management and reforms. The program is supervised by the Ministry of Planning and Development and is implemented by the British Council through Team International in Cairo.