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NCGG Completes Capacity Building Program on Project and Risk Management for Tanzanian Officers

New Delhi: The National Centre for Good Governance (NCGG) in New Delhi successfully concluded its two-week Capacity Building Programme on “Project and Risk Management for Public Works” for officers from the Republic of Tanzania. Held from 6th May to 17th May 2024, the program was organized in collaboration with the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA), Government of India, and featured the participation of 39 officers from various Tanzanian organizations and ministries.

The Tanzanian delegation included representatives from the National Roads Agency, Ministry of Energy, Planning Commission, Tanzania Building Agency, Tanzania Railway Corporation, Housing Investments, Rapid Transit Agency, E-Government Authority, Energy and Water Regulatory Authority, President’s Office Public Service Management and Good Governance, Regional Administration and Local Government, and the Livestock and Fisheries departments, among others.

Inaugural and Valedictory Sessions

V. Srinivas, Director General of NCGG and Secretary of the Department of Administration Reform and Public Grievances (DARPG), delivered the valedictory address. He commended the participants for their insightful presentations on topics such as “Highlights of Key Takeaways on Project & Risk Management in Public Projects in Tanzania,” “Project Planning, Execution and Delivery: Experiences from Dodoma City Outer Ring Road,” and “Stakeholders Involvement & Consensus Building in Public Projects: Case Study of DART Project in Tanzania.”

Sinha elaborated on major infrastructure developments in India, covering various sectors such as railways, ships, and ports, and discussed how Tanzanian officers could learn from India’s best practices and risk assessments to execute large successful projects in their country.

Tanzanian Delegation’s Perspective

Mr. George Nsavike Ndatta, Head of the Tanzanian Delegation, expressed gratitude to the Indian government for their warm hospitality and the opportunity to gain valuable knowledge. He emphasized the desire to adopt key elements learned from India’s renowned projects and expressed the goal of empowering Tanzanian officers with skills in project and risk management to fill existing gaps and foster both short-term and long-term cooperation.

Program Overview

Dr. B.S. Bisht, Associate Professor and Course Coordinator, provided a comprehensive overview of the program. He highlighted its core objectives, which included equipping officers with essential skills in project and risk management for public works, showcasing significant projects in relevant sectors, and providing a rich cross-country experience.

The program covered a diverse range of topics such as project selection and formulation, project management frameworks and processes, project risk management, public-private partnerships in infrastructure projects, smart and resilient cities, and innovative methods for awarding public projects and managing rural and urban housing projects.

Field Visits and Practical Insights

The program included immersive field visits to key project sites such as Dakpathar Hydropower and Irrigation Dam, NHAI in Uttarakhand, Dwarka Expressway in New Delhi, Indira Paryavaran Bhawan, World Trade Centre NBCC in New Delhi, and the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation, culminating with a visit to the iconic Taj Mahal.

NCGG’s Role and Vision

The National Centre for Good Governance, an autonomous institution under the Department of Administrative Reforms and Public Grievances, Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions, Government of India, is dedicated to action research, studies, and capacity building at both national and international levels. NCGG’s efforts align with the Indian philosophy of ‘Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam’ — “The world is one Family” — and emphasize strengthening bilateral ties and fostering cooperation with other countries.

Global Training Initiatives

In collaboration with the MEA, NCGG has successfully imparted training to civil servants from 17 countries, including Bangladesh, Maldives, Kenya, Tanzania, Tunisia, Seychelles, Gambia, Sri Lanka, Afghanistan, Laos, Vietnam, Nepal, Bhutan, Myanmar, Ethiopia, Eritrea, and Cambodia. The program continues to receive requests from several countries for collaboration in capacity building for civil servants.

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