In an exclusive interview, the Deputy Director General sheds more light on NASLA's strengths and opportunities to ensure a comprehensive and professional training, and award certificates.
- Based on the information obtained from the recent interview with the Director General, we want to make an analysis of the opportunities and understand more specifically the strenghts of NASLA ?
As a training institution in the areas of competence and specialisation of local government, NASLA aims to accelerate the promotion of local development and facilitate democracy and good governance at the local level. This requires the development of qualitative and quantitative human resources within the RLAs.
To this end, NASLA has developed training programmes in line with national and international issues in the field of decentralisation and local development, but also that can provide the skills needed for an effective and efficient administration of our RLAs.
The consequence of all of this is that, from a pedagogical point of view, it is necessary to have, on the one hand, quality trainers, experts, and guest-speakers that NASLA recruits from among senior civil servants and university scholars and, on the other hand, pedagogical tools, methods and materials adapted to quality training.
Consequently, in order to be in line with international standards and to have international recognition, NASLA, like any other institution that considers itself as performant, is in partnership with many other national institutions, bodies and organisations. We have the Canadian High Commission, the British High Commission, ENA, CNFPT, UNDP, GIZ, FEICOM, PNDP, BUNEC, just to name a few.
- What is the final profile of a product that comes out of the NASLA laboratory? After 2 years? 6 months ? 3 months ? In other words, what should a graduate at the end of a NASLA training look like?
It should be noted from the onset that in the context of Initial and In-service training, NASLA offers training in two specialisations: General Administration and Management of Social Policies, and Economic Development and Management of Local Finances. These two specialisations are each broken down into two specialties: General Administration, Management of Social Policies, Economic Development, and Management of Local Finances.
As such, after an Initial Training of 2 years, an In-service Training of 6 months, or a Specific Training of 3 months, a graduate from NASLA must be a real development actor for his/her RLA. In other words, he/she should be able to deal with the legal, economic, and social stakes and constraints of their locality.