10 Feb. 2017 - The Steering Committee for the development of the country’s Human Resource Development Strategy chaired by Mr. Joel Morgan, Minister for Education and Human Resource Development which includes members from key sectors of Government, met on the 7th of February to review work undertaken on the HRD Strategy by the experts from PROMAN Consultants.
The Committee adopted the Terms of Reference and engaged in productive discussions with Dr. Marcus Powell, the team leader, who made a detailed presentation on the activities that have taken place, gave a progress update and highlighted the challenges that exist.
The National Human Resource Development Policy (NHRDP) will provide the Conceptual Framework and Strategy Structures for Human Resource Development in the country over the next five years and beyond. At the heart of the policy will be the need for individuals from Government entities and the private sector to take increased responsibilities for human resource development of their respective organisation.
The National Human Resource Development Strategy (NHRDS) will outline the key challenges facing the system and how they can be addressed through various interventions.
The National HRD Policy and National HRD Strategy are built on other government policy frameworks and provide added value to existing interventions. The National HRD Policy is being developed in such a way that its implementation is translated in the National HRD Strategy.
The Minister stressed on the importance of the Strategy to support the empowerment of Seychellois workers so that they occupy high and middle level positions in their respective organizations. He further emphasized on the impact that the Strategy will have on the education and training system of the country.
The other members of the committee also recognized the importance of the Strategy and the benefits it will bring to their specific sectors and nationally.
Key issues were discussed and agreed upon to facilitate the process of finalizing the National Human Resource Development Policy and the National Human Resource Development Strategy.