It was a hive of activity at the IDM stand during this year's annual Trade fair held in Mavuso Trade Centre. His Majesty the King Mswati III visited the IDM stand during the opening ceremony on Saturday and again on the Thursday-this time with guests.
The Institute of Development Management (IDM) hosted scores of students at Gaborone and Francistown Campuses on the 7th and 10th August 2023 for their Freshman orientation day.
IDM's commitment to advancing the government's national agenda has been confirmed by the Institute’s ability to respond to its varied customer base. In order to address the skills gap at the various government departments and enable them to report in accordance with the international accounting standards, IDM recently trained Botswana Defence Force on the International Public Sector Accounting Standards (IPSAS). This program was designed to equip practitioners with required knowledge and skills to improve the financial accounting system.
Francistown Campus Manager, Elijah Moakofhi has commended Gungwe Primary School for attaining a 100% pass rate in the 2022 Primary School Leaving Examinations (PSLE). Speaking at an event held to celebrate the school achievement recently, Mr Moakofhi noted that the school emerged the winner despite competing with private schools in the region.
Botswana Campus has been certified BOS ISO 9001: 2015. IDM was lauded for the great feat, and described as ‘a deserving institution’ by the Botswana Bureau of Standards (BOBS) Director, Commercial Enterprises, Mr Keeper Morgan. He said the certification enhances an organization’s credibility by showing customers that its products and services meet their expectations.
In the quest to address the need for human capital development and capacity building in the realm of privacy and data protection, the Institute of Development Management (IDM) and Botlhole Law Group have entered into an agreement.
The Data Protection Act, which regulates the processing of personal data, came into effect in October 2021. Notably, personal data is the lifeline of all organisations, both governmental and non-governmental organisations, therefore all organisations processing personal data are required to ensure compliance within the transition period of the Act.
Recently Eswatini campus hosted the regional Academic Body meetings at Nkonyeni where the academic teams from BLE met to discuss policies, make resolutions and plan the calendar of events for next year. This session coincided with an mou signing between IPM and IDM Eswatini for the provision of training programs. We look forward to a fruitful collaboration.
It is with great sadness that we inform you of the untimely passing of IDM Director of Corporate Services, Mr Sipho Baphethuxolo Mbebe. He passed away on Sunday 2nd July 2023. Mr Mbebe has been a valuable member of the IDM ExCo since his appointment in July 2008 as the Director of Corporate Services.
Matsapha Town Council and the Institute of Development Management signed an mou recently that aims to be mutually beneficial to the two entities for capacity building and for collaboration.
The agreement was signed at the Matsapha Town Council chambers. Speaking at the event Dr Mabila IDM Country Director said Matsapha Town Council should not limit themselves to the sourcing of skills for development locally but also open up to the tripartite in which IDM operates (Botswana, Lesotho and Eswatini). IDM is turning 50 next year and the regionality is yet to live on.
IDM Botswana Campus recently participated at the Botswana Human Resource Development Skills Fair and Career Clinics in an effort to take their services to the people. Held in Gaborone at Ditshupo Hall, the career fair brought students, tertiary education providers and other stakeholders under one roof for ease of engagement and networking.