CNDRA Launches News Magazine - With Call For Budgetary Support
The Center for National Documents and Records Agency (CNDRA) has launched its first news magazine under the theme: “United Nations and Liberia: a long journey of partnership.” This is intended to showcase Liberia’s role and meaningful contributions as, she partnership with the United Nations and unveiled programs and plans of the CNDRA aimed at improving and modernizing the preservation machinery of the CNDRA for better service delivery and easy access to information when needed. The Center for National Documents and Records Agency (CNDRA) or national archives is the foundation and national mirror that provides direction as to where the country were yesterday, where it is today to where they wish to go as a nation. The CNDRA is one of the vital components of the government of Liberia with the statutory mandate to preserve and maintain the national heritage and constantly remind the leadership of the Republic of Liberia of the pasts for informed decision making. As manifestation of the CNDRA being the foundation and national mirror of Liberia, upon which the CNDRA’s news magazine is launched, to create a platform that will look back and provide sober reflection on Liberia’s longstanding partnership with the United Nations since its formation and emerging from the League of Nations. Speaking at the launching ceremony on Wednesday, October 31, 2018 in Sinkor, CNDRA Director General, C. Neileh Daitouah noted that the launch of the CNDRA’s News Magazine is significant in that, it is the first since the establishment of the Archives by an Act of National Legislature in 1977. He emphasized that the launch of the informative, educative and historic news magazine by the CNDRA titled: “Liberia and the United Nations: A Long Journey of Partnership,” is being launched in commemoration of the 73rd anniversary of the UN; intended to showcase Liberia’s role and meaningful contributions as she partnership with the United Nations. “Most importantly, it is to redirect and attract the attention of the government of Liberia and international partners on the agency, and its people for which the requisite budgetary allocation must be allotted thereto for the implementation and support of programs of the modernization of CNDRA,” Daitouah said. He stressed the need for national government to focus on the CNDRA from a national perspective and more positive direction so as to bring it to standard with other archival institutions in neighboring countries if not the world at large.
CNDRA TO LAUNCH NEWS MAGAZINE IN LIBERIA
(Monrovia, October 29, 2018 🙂 The Center for National Documents and Records Agency (CNDRA) will on Wednesday, October 31, 2018 launch an extraordinary historical news magazine to be published twice a year. The official ceremony for the CNDRA'S News Magazine titled: ‘'Liberia & the United Nations: A Long Journey of Partnership'' will commence 10:00 AM at the Corina Hotel 24th street in Sinkor, Monrovia. The signature edition epitomizes the rich historical partnership of Liberia and the United Nations. Liberians who have played significant roles at specialized agencies, the General Assembly as well as contributions to Peace Keeping Operations among others are mean streamed. The purpose of the new creative approach seeks to inform and educate the Liberian populace about the nation historical facts. The agency news journal will be filled with research news stories, not from current events but from past history highlighting Liberia's and the UN Corporation. Vice President Jewel Howard-Taylor, Hon. Nathaniel F. McGill, Minister of States for Presidential Affairs, Hon. Samuel D. Tweah, Minister of Finance and Development Planning , Information Minister Hon. Lenn Eugene Nagbe, the United States Ambassador H.E. Christine Elder, European Union Ambassador & Head of EU in Liberia, Amb. Helena Cave and other high profile personalities are expected to grace the occasion. According to a CNDRA release issued in Monrovia, the journal will find research articles from news clippings and books from the past to be published in CNDRA'S News Magazine in the present. The agency feels this new magazine will "interest every class and every kind of reader, and which no reader should be able to put down unread after once taking it up." CNDRA feels that all readers will share a fascination with history from the past that is published to be read in the present. "The new-look CNDRA magazine has been beautifully designed as a modern bi-annual news magazine to meet the growing demand for audience across the world,
CSA CONDUCTS CAPACITY BUILDING TRAINING FOR SENIOR CNDRA STAFF
MONROVIA-September 12, 2018- The Civil Service Agency (CSA) in concert with the Center for National Documents and Records Agency/ National Archives (CNDRA) on today Wednesday, September 12 conducted training for 25 senior staff and sectional heads of the agency. The training took place at the central office of the National Archives on 12th Street in Sinkor, Monrovia. The training which is the first since the inception of the Neileh Daitouah administration seeks to enhance the performance management skills of senior staff. According to CNDRA Deputy Human Resource Director Christian J. Jlatuh, who was the key facilitator at the day-long training, the exercise seeks to respond to the capacity need of the agency as well as the effectiveness of the trainees. He said Performance management is a process by which managers and employees work together to plan, monitor and review an employee’s work objectives and overall contribution to the agency. It is the continuous process of setting objectives, assessing progress and providing on-going coaching and feedback to ensure that employees are meeting their objectives and career goals he added. Meanwhile, CNDRA Director General Neileh Daitouah has extolled CSA for the training noting that it will enhance the performance and productivity of the agency. He described the capacity building as a revolving process that promote and improve employee outputs of every institution.
CSA CONDUCTS CAPACITY BUILDING TRAINING FOR SENIOR CNDRA STAFF
MONROVIA-September 12, 2018- The Civil Service Agency (CSA) in concert with the Center for National Documents and Records Agency/ National Archives (CNDRA) on today Wednesday, September 12 conducted training for 25 senior staff and sectional heads of the agency. The training took place at the central office of the National Archives on 12th Street in Sinkor, Monrovia. The training which is the first since the inception of the Neileh Daitouah administration seeks to enhance the performance management skills of senior staff. According to CNDRA Deputy Human Resource Director Christian J. Jlatuh, who was the key facilitator at the day-long training, the exercise seeks to respond to the capacity need of the agency as well as the effectiveness of the trainees. He said Performance management is a process by which managers and employees work together to plan, monitor and review an employee’s work objectives and overall contribution to the agency. It is the continuous process of setting objectives, assessing progress and providing on-going coaching and feedback to ensure that employees are meeting their objectives and career goals he added. Meanwhile, CNDRA Director General Neileh Daitouah has extolled CSA for the training noting that it will enhance the performance and productivity of the agency. He described the capacity building as a revolving process that promote and improve employee outputs of every institution.
CSA CONDUCTS CAPACITY BUILDING TRAINING FOR SENIOR CNDRA STAFF
MONROVIA-September 12, 2018- The Civil Service Agency (CSA) in concert with the Center for National Documents and Records Agency/ National Archives (CNDRA) on today Wednesday, September 12 conducted training for 25 senior staff and sectional heads of the agency. The training took place at the central office of the National Archives on 12th Street in Sinkor, Monrovia. The training which is the first since the inception of the Neileh Daitouah administration seeks to enhance the performance management skills of senior staff. According to CNDRA Deputy Human Resource Director Christian J. Jlatuh, who was the key facilitator at the day-long training, the exercise seeks to respond to the capacity need of the agency as well as the effectiveness of the trainees. He said Performance management is a process by which managers and employees work together to plan, monitor and review an employee’s work objectives and overall contribution to the agency. It is the continuous process of setting objectives, assessing progress and providing on-going coaching and feedback to ensure that employees are meeting their objectives and career goals he added. Meanwhile, CNDRA Director General Neileh Daitouah has extolled CSA for the training noting that it will enhance the performance and productivity of the agency. He described the capacity building as a revolving process that promote and improve employee outputs of every institution.
CNDRA Signs MOU With Local NGOs
Efforts to decentralize the Center for National Documents and Records Agency (CNDRA) has gone one step further, with the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with six local Non-Governmental Organizations. This will lead to the implementation of the CNDRA’s decentralization efforts in Liberia. The NGOs which signed the MoU include; Empowerment Rehabilitation Services (ERS), Foundation for All Ages Liberia FAAL), and Liberia Education Action for Development (LEAD). Others are; Liberia Peace Building Network (LIPNET), National Foundation Against Poverty & Disease (NAFAPD) and Sustainable Livelihood Promoters Programme (SLPP). During the signing ceremony, CNDRA Director of Programs and Projects Henry G. Swaray said the local NGO’S currently operating in Sinoe, Grand Bassa, Nimba, Lofa, Grand Gedeh, and Grand Cape Mount counties will engage the Japan’s Grant Assistance for Grassroots Human Security Project (GGHSP), for possible grant to construct local CNDRA facilities to enhance decentralization of the National Archives. Mr. Swaray explained that the local NGO’S connect local government officials to facilitate the provision of adequate and accessible land spaces in the shortlisted counties to be used for the project and upon completion of the project, the main buildings, other structures equipment and furniture’s, as part of the completed GGHSP application form becomes properties of the Government of Liberia (CNDRA). He added that ‘’the NGO’S will work along with the CNDRA to ensure appropriate arrangements for timely delivery of project materials, based on GGHSP requirements and guidelines’’ he added. Speaking on behalf of the six local NGO’S, Mr. Z. Elijah Whapoe, Founder of the Liberia Education Action for Development (LEAD) thanked leadership of CNDRA Director General C. Neileh Daitouah for affording such opportunity to Liberian NGO’S. Only few private and public institutions of government prioritize or grant proposals from local groups to implement major projects in rural Liberia, he said. Mr. Whapoe promised that in the case of unforeseen circumstances like underestimation of cost of materials during the implementation period, the local NGO’S will underwrite all additional cost arising thereof. The National Archives Director General C. Neileh Daitouah admonished representatives of the local NGO’S to work in the interest of Liberia saying Liberia is all we have. He also calls for accountability and transparency describing it as the hallmark of the project when approved by partner. The CNDRA Boss noted, “If we succeed in the building of the local Archives centers in the counties, children will also have access to library for studies and research purposes.” CNDRA is an institution of government that is among others cloth with the statutory mandate to register and process marriage certificate, legal instruments, administrative authorizations and is as well the custodian of all national documents and records.
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