UNITAR-UNDP-ACSI | Leadership and Management Training Programme


The UNITAR Hiroshima Office, in collaboration with UNDP Afghanistan and the Afghanistan Civil Service Institute (ACSI), held a high-level training programme on leadership and management in August-September 2013. The programme commenced with a five-day workshop on 15-19 August in Istanbul, Turkey. With four Vice-Ministers and a number of Directors in attendance, the workshop examined practical tools that could equip staff at all levels of management with the skills and insights necessary to achieve departmental and national visions.

Participants examined theories, methodologies, and practical tools in areas such as self-awareness; actionable leadership; effective communication; developing and empowering high performing teams; and action plan development and implementation.

The highly interactive workshop included small working group sessions, lectures, personal profile questionnaires, after-action reviews, and study tours. The workshop also capitalised on the many years of experience of the participants and on their insights into the rapidly changing political climate of Afghanistan, which stimulated networking, cross fertilization, and collaboration.

The workshop was followed up by further training sessions at ACSI in Kabul, in partnership with UNITAR and UNDP, and involved participants of the Istanbul workshop sharing their experience and knowledge with over 100 additional civil servants in Afghanistan.

UNITAR would like to express its gratitude to UNDP and ACSI for their collaboration in the successful execution of this training programme.