Monday, 25 April 2016

BPSR ACTIVITY - Launching of Community of Practice for Federal and States Public Services. cc @DrJoeAbah

Group Photograph of participants at the COP launching.
The Bureau in collaboration with DFID-FEPAR, and SPARC launched a Community of Practice (CoP) for Federal and States Public Services (States Reform Agencies) at the new Chelsea Hotel, Abuja from Tuesday, 5th to Wednesday, 6th April 2016.

The participating States at the inaugural launching of the CoP were Kaduna, Cross River, Lagos, Enugu, Ebonyi, Yobe, and Zamfara States while from the Federal level, the Ministry of Budget and National Planning, Office of the Head of the Civil Service of the Federation (OHCSF), Office of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation; and the Federal Ministry of Finance participated at the launching of the COP in Abuja. 

The inaugural meeting of the CoP was facilitated by Dr. Tunji Olaopa, a retired Federal Permanent Secretary, and now of the Ibadan School of Governance and Public Policy. The primary objective for the launch of the Community of Practice is to promote better Federal-States collaboration, learning and transfer of reforms knowledge around demand driven areas of interest, thematic or sectoral issues. The launch of the CoP is to facilitate information exchange and experience sharing on the various reforms taking place at the national and sub-national levels by  building on the work, experiences, knowledge and tools of participants at the Federal and State level.

A CoP Communique was issued at the end of the launch on Wednesday, 6th April 2016. The communique focused essentially on CoP sustainability, platform, mode of communication, and funding. Participants both at the Federal and State level evaluated the launch of the CoP as a welcome development in the promotion of Federal-State collaboration, learning and transfer around reforms knowledge; and also as most educative and beneficial.

Photographs of participants at the CoP interactive sessions.

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