By Alfred Mthandizi, Business Reporter
LILONGWE: The Africa Institute for Capacity Development (AICD) Director of Admission, Abel Mkandawire, has commended Malawians and the general populous for the unwavering support rendered to the institution in its quest of deepening the knowledge gap within civil and private sector management.
Speaking recently in Lilongwe in an exclusive interview, said the on-the-job training, plays a vital role in growing the existing human resources in the country.
“AICD is doing a lot regarding the on-the-job training, however, let me ask the government and the private sector to consider in- house training as a priority. It’s time to let the government put additional resources to train members of their staff.”
AICD is based in Gauteng, South Africa, and the institute specializes in training and human capital development for both management and technical skills.
“Our skills-development programs focus on five key areas that include: re-engineering and process improvement, training and development, productivity, consulting, in-house training and coaching, research, assessment, and entrepreneurship development,” he continued.
Mkandawire said AICD brings to the table over 10 years experience of excellent service to governments in the region for NGOs, banks, parastatals, multinational corporations, private firms and many others.
According to Mkandawire, AICD provides world-class, robust and credible staff-training programmes.
“We are a training institute of choice and a leader in offering short courses and tailor-made training, leadership development programs, consultancy and research services for over 10 years.
AICD is a non-political, non-religious, non-discriminatory and equal opportunity entity that is run by a board and managed by a team of top programme leaders and professionals with experience in capacity building.
It obviously has strategic alliances and links with other professionals across the globe.
Mkandawire said that AICD desires that Africa prosper through development through cautious managerial prowess, high calibre personnel, and progressive policies; hence offering high value trainings using a seminar model and delivered by top chief executive officers, industrial practitioners and professors with top-of-the-line training facilities in Malawi, South Africa, Kenya, Tanzania, Nigeria and United Arab Emirates.
The head office is located in Kempton Park, Gauteng, South Africa. The institute offers short courses in six countries; Malawi, South Africa, Kenya, Tanzania, Nigeria and the United Arab Emirates.
Mtisunge Phiri who is a benefactor of AICD training programmes has since commended the training institution saying she is no longer the same.