CAP Namibia was part of the project to develop the Communication Strategy for the Namibian Government in July and August 2016. We are thankful for the progressive thinking of the Ministry of Information and Communication Technology to engaging CAP in their strategy development process.
To underpin the validity of this Communication Strategy in relation to the HARAMBEE PROSPERITY PLAN (HPP) various analyses were conducted with diverse and cross-functional representatives of the Namibia Public Service at a strategic stakeholder workshop in Otjiwarongo in June 2016. This group included Permanent Secretaries, Deputy Directors and Public Relations Officers from various O/M/As and the main purpose of the analysis was to get a clear picture of the current state of communication in the Namibian Public Service and to determine additional opportunities to take into consideration.
Public Service in the 21st Century will be successful where the Communication Strategy addresses a public service engagement in the digital age directly, prioritises innovation in programme design, and establishes clear lines of action and responsibility to other strategies such as ICT, Communication, Quality, Employability.
Effective communication is the lifeblood of Namibia’s Public Service. This is the medium through which the visions and goals of strategic documents such as the Harambee Prosperity Plan, the NDP’s and the Vision 2030 are interpreted and understood by both internal and external stakeholders and implemented sustainably and efficiently.
The aim of the Communication Strategy is to support the NAMIBIA Policy Framework, The Harambee Prosperity Plan, The Access to Information Act, Namibia’s Vision 2030 implementation Plan, and other related strategies by identifying the main organisational, staff and course participant support, infrastructural, teaching, staff and content development implications that will have to be addressed to ensure the successful integration of Communication at NAMIBIA and the Public Service.
We look forward to the favourable implementation of this Strategy throughout the Public Service and we will keep you posted on the progress.