Consultation and Training Role in Development [Archives:2000/35/Law & Diplomacy]

August 28 2000

Yasser M. Ahmad
Yemen Times
Our world is witnessing new changes in all fields of life. It is a world moving forward, shattering all the old restrains and barriers. This makes it imperative for all the institutions in the country to cope with the new challenges facing it to keep abreast of the development taking place all over the world. Therefore, it becomes important to ask for consultation from the advisory establishments to solve the problems that these institutions face, especially as the time is characterized by computer technology and abundance of information.
Thus, consultative centers play a pivotal role to render technical services and expertise in different specialization to achieve competency and performance in planning, telecommunication and mobilizing the human, financial resources using scientific techniques. These centers are able to solve many problems that are considered so complex and difficult to solve on the part of these companies or institutions. They have well-qualified and competent cadres who have good knowledge of the nature of these difficulties and what appropriate solutions can be used to solve them.
The most important field for consultation is to study the training needs and to make up programs and training courses to develop the competence of the staff and to acquaint them with all that is new in their field; to propose solutions to their problems to avoid their occurrence in the future.
Our country is seeking modern development, therefore, many specialized consultative centers are to be established that can be better made use of in terms of getting the concise and precise solutions for what ever a company or any institution counters; making studies and researches and field surveys.
The first established of these consultative centers in our country is the Yemeni Consultative House that is considered to be the most famous one. YT paid a visit to this house to shed some light on one pillars of the civil society organizations and reported the following:
It was established in 1984 under the supervision of more than 60 doctors in different fields. The house could collect a good cadre in different fields. It was the first Yemeni expertise to render its administrative, economic, computer, translation, documenting and lawful services, for the governmental institutions as well as private and mixed sectors. What was impressive in the house was the holding of comprehensive training activities on the objective of developing talents and human resources on the different administrative levels through an annual training plan in administration, economics, computer and language. This is important to keep the staff aware of development that is happening around.
In a statement those in charge of the House indicated that the House aims at providing different consultative services to develop and improve the productivity and performance. The house also provides the necessary training for the staff in many fields of study. The House carried out many studies and surveys for a number of ministries and institutions in the administration, restructuring and assessing their performance.
Of the centers activities are to design and hold seminars and conferences on a regular basis.
In short, such centers have become of great importance in the present time.