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The Registrar General’s Department (RGD) has been selected as a semi-finalist for the prestigious Commonwealth Association for Public Administration and Management (CAPAM) 2008 International Innovation Awards for Customer Service.
This selection is based on its improvements from ‘Bedside Registration to Service Delivery,’ under the theme, Citizen Empowerment and Service Delivery.
The RGD received a letter of notification in June that the Agency was selected from a field of some 120 entries from Commonwealth countries. The list of semi finalists have been sent to the Awards Programme Jury for review and selection of the finalists.
The CAPAM International Innovations Awards Programme is offered to CAPAM members every two years. Members are invited to submit a 1,500-word description of a significant innovation in public administration and management, in accordance with the rules and theme of the Awards Programme.
Submissions are judged by an international jury of esteemed public sector leaders. Winners are presented with the Gold, Silver or Bronze Award at the President’s Banquet at the CAPAM Biennial Conference.
CAPAM, according to the organization’s website, is an international association of senior public sector practitioners who seek opportunities for professional networking and learning, to improve their capacity to provide excellent public service. CAPAM programmes strengthen the quality and effectiveness of public administration and advance good governance in Commonwealth countries.
Membership of CAPAM is open to public sector individuals, organizations, and Government ministries and departments within the Commonwealth. Membership for researchers and students are also available, as are membership for individuals and organizations in non-Commonwealth countries.