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Congratulation on the 25th Anniversary of Civil Service Academy (Upper Myanmar)

By Dr Than Lwin Tun, Ministry of Health
The Civil Service Academy, Upper Myanmar (CSAUM) was founded on 7 February 1999 and is now 25 years old. It is situated in Zeepingyi village, PyinOoLwin Township, Mandalay Region. It is located on Mandalay-PyinOoLwin Road and is about 24 miles far from Mandalay. The area occupied by the CSAUM is 905.10 acres. There is the Yadanabon Cyber City in the East, Central Institute of Fire Bridge in the North and Northwest, the Police Officer Training Institute of Myanmar Police Force, Zeepingyi Village in the West and Paypin Village in the South and Southwest.

The CSA-UM plays a critical role in shaping the capabilities, professionalism, and effectiveness of the public administration sector, which in turn directly impacts a country’s overall development. The following of CSA-UM could be significant from a national development perspective:

Quality of Public Administration: It provides training and education to aspiring civil servants. This ensures that government officials possess the necessary skills, knowledge, and ethical values to execute their duties effectively. A competent civil service enhances the quality of public administration, leading to more efficient and effective governance.

Policy Implementation: Trained civil servants are better equipped to understand and implement government policies, programs, and projects. This ensures that development initiatives are executed in a systematic and organized manner, minimizing delays, corruption, and inefficiencies.

Capacity Building: It focuses on capacity building, enhancing the skills and competencies of civil servants at all levels. This includes leadership, decision-making, communication, problem-solving, and project management. A highly skilled civil service is essential for formulating and executing development strategies.

Institutional Strengthening: It contributes to institutional strengthening within the government and establishes a formalized training structure that continuously improves the capabilities of civil servants, allowing government institutions to adapt to changing circumstances and challenges.

Meritocracy and Transparency: It promotes meritocracy by selecting and training candidates based on their qualifications and abilities. This enhances transparency and fairness within the civil service, leading to more accountable and responsible governance.

Knowledge Sharing and Networking: It serves as a hub for knowledge sharing and networking among civil servants and facilitates the exchange of best practices, lessons learned and innovative ideas that can be applied to various development projects and initiatives.

Public Trust and Confidence: The CSA-UM supports professional and well-trained civil service that builds public trust and confidence in government institutions. When citizens believe that civil servants are competent and committed to the public good, they are more likely to engage positively with development efforts and contribute to the nation’s growth.

International Collaboration: The CSA-UM regularly engages in international collaborations and partnerships, allowing for the exchange of experiences, methodologies, and best practices. This exposure to global governance trends can develop the academy’s curriculum and contribute to adopting innovative approaches to national development.

I extend my heartfelt congratulations to the Civil Service Academy in Upper Myanmar on reaching its remarkable 25th anniversary. This milestone is an authentication of the strong commitment, dedication, and hard work of all those who have contributed to the success and growth of the academy over the years. The CSAUM plays a pivotal role in shaping the future leaders of our nation, and its 25 years of excellence are evidence of the high standards of education and training provided. The academy’s commitment to fostering professionalism, ethical leadership, and public service values is truly commendable.

As we celebrate this significant milestone, let us reflect on the academy’s achievements, the countless lives it has positively influenced, and the lasting impact it continues to make on our society. The academy’s dedication to producing competent and principled civil servants is important in building a strong and effective government. We extend our sincere appreciation to all the faculty, staff, and administrators who have played a crucial role in the academy’s success. Your hard work, passion, and commitment to excellence have absolutely contributed to shaping the future of our nation.

In addition, the CSA-UM serves as a cornerstone for building a capable, accountable, and effective civil service. Its impact extends beyond training individuals; it shapes the entire public administration landscape, influencing policy implementation, governance quality, and overall national development outcomes.

Dr Than Lwin Tun, Ministry of Health