Brunei, Singapore civil servants join exchange programme

James Kon

Eighteen delegates from various ministries are establishing network, learning best practices and forging closer ties with 18 counterparts from Singapore Civil Service at the 18th Second Echelon Brunei-Singapore Civil Service Exchange Programme (CSEP) being held virtually starting on Monday.

Permanent Secretary (Civil Service, Welfare, International and Media) at the Prime Minister’s Office Mohamed Riza bin Dato Paduka Haji Mohamed Yunos officiated the 18th CSEP.

The three-day programme that ends today is themed ‘Lessons from COVID-19: Crisis Management & Bouncing Back’.

The participants are briefed on how the two countries adapt to the COVID-19 pandemic and the lessons learned.

The programme provides a platform for officials to discuss the next steps in preparing for post-COVID 19 recovery and better manage future disruptive crises as well as on how the civil servants in the two countries can learn from each other, from the whole-of-nation perspective.

Jointly organised by Brunei Civil Service Institute and Singapore Civil Service College, the CSEP was established in 2002.

Permanent Secretary (Civil Service, Welfare, International and Media) at the Prime Minister’s Office Mohamed Riza bin Dato Paduka Haji Mohamed Yunos attends the opening ceremony. PHOTO: BRUNEI CIVIL SERVICE INSTITUTE