|Overview : |
The Centre for Public Service Innovation (CPSI) is an initiative of the Minister for the Public Service and Administration, established to identify, support and nurture innovation in the public service, with a view to improve service delivery. The role of the CPSI is primarily to function as an enabler, facilitator and champion for innovative ideas. This will require creating an enabling environment for the generation and rewarding of new ideas; facilitating engagement between public, private and non-governmental entities, with a view to establishing sustainable and mutually beneficial partnerships and championing the value of and need for innovation within the public service. The mission of the CPSI is to promote and support innovation by demonstrating practice, facilitating partnerships, rewarding initiatives, and sharing knowledge.
The UNDP has established a partnership with the CPSI to mainstream and institutionalize innovation as part of strengthening the public sector and modernize governance systems and processes. The purpose of the proposed sector specific training workshop to assist hospital CEOs and Health District managers to create an enabling environment for innovation in their health establishment, and for the CPSI to provide support and facilitate possible replication.
4 -day innovation workshops for all hospitals and health district offices in the provinces of KwaZulu-Natal, , North West and Mpumalanga and Limpopo, to build innovation capacity and encourage the sharing of innovative solutions with the health sector in South Africa. The approach will be to invite project implementers, the hospital CEOs, and district managers and other officials involved in innovation in these departments and facilities. The key beneficiaries of this initiative will be the Departments of Health, the hospitals and district health offices in the three provinces, and the citizens (health users). We therefore request the following:
Facilitation (class training and develop experiential and replication tools) of 2-day innovation workshops for all hospitals and health district offices targeting CEOs and District managers in three provinces (Kwa-Zulu Natal (2), North West, Mpumalanga and Limpopo), for groups of not more than 30 delegates per workshop.