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PICPA facilitates writing and policy workshop

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Participants of the "Writing at the Executive Level and Policy Writing" workshop in Suva.

A workshop facilitated by The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) Pacific Islands Centre for Public Administration (PICPA) on Writing at the Executive Level and Policy Writing was held in Suva on 27-31 March 2017.

Sponsored by the Australia Federal Police International Deployment Group’s Pacific Development Programme-Regional (AFP’s PPDP-R), participants featured senior police officers from the Cook Islands, Kiribati, Republic of the Marshall Islands, Niue, Palau, Samoa, Tonga, Tuvalu and Vanuatu.

PICPA consultant Mr Viliame Rabici facilitated the workshop while oversight was provided by PICPA’s Programme Manager Ms Corinne Yee and the Australian Federal Police’s executive staff member, Mr Bennett Forster.

Mr Parmesh Chand, Director, PICPA, said that PICPA’s collaboration with the AFP’s PPDP-R to develop the capacity of the Regional Police Services dates back to 2013 and that he was pleased with the ongoing opportunities to consolidate this partnership.

The Pacific Police Development Programme (PPDP) is an Australian Government initiative supporting a broad range of police development activities throughout the Pacific region.  The programme works with the Police Force in Pacific nations on improving the rule of law as a prerequisite for economic, social and political development of the region. 

The programme is operating a regional component as well as country specific bi-lateral programmes in Vanuatu, Samoa, Tonga, Papua New Guinea and Nauru.

PICPA is a specialist centre which responds to the identified needs and plans of Pacific Island Countries (PICs) for strengthened public administration to enable improved service delivery and faster economic growth. 

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