Illustrative image. Source: bienphong.com.vn
A seminar was held in Buon Ma Thuot city, the Central Highlands province of Dak Lak on October 8 to review training provided for local-level ethnic minority civil servants in the region between 2016 and 2020. 

Jointly organised by the Central Highlands Steering Committee, the Dak Lak People’s Committee and the Training Institute for Ethnic Minority Officials, the seminar looks to identify personnel training demand of the region in order to ensure regional security and economic development. 

Presentations at the event focused on several key issues, including the status of training provision for local-level public servants in the Central Highlands, training demand of Dak Lak province from 2016-2020 and supplementary training for ethnic minority officials in the locality. 

The Central Highlands has five provinces of Kon Tum, Gia Lai, Dak Lak, Dak Nong and Lam Dong which consist of 62 districts; 726 communes; and 7,833 wards, hamlets and villages, about one third of which have more than 50 percent of their population being ethnic minority people. 

The region has about 15,560 civil servants at communal level, over 25.5 percent of whom are from ethnic minority communities and 74.5 percent have Intermediate Professional Education Diploma or above. 

However, little attention was paid over the past years to providing state management training for ethnic minority public servants while training programmes were not flexible enough for them in terms of curricular and teaching approaches.-VNA