Vladimir Mau meets with President of South Ossetia Anatoly Bibilov
On December 23, RANEPA Rector Vladimir Mau met with President of South Ossetia Anatoly Bibilov to discuss the possibility of training South Ossetian civil servants at the Presidential Academy.
“There are students from South Ossetia enrolled with RANEPA programs. Going there truly benefits them. I think the education they receive at the Academy will give them a good professional start,” Anatoly Bibilov said.
Vladimir Mau assured him that, given the difficult situation of the republic, the Academy is willing to consider special offers for its representatives in various areas and programs.
The parties discussed the organization of individual courses for senior officials from South Ossetia. The Presidential Academy is ready to offer formats that would help students work on team building and acquire the knowledge and skills that are crucial for managers and administrators.
Anatoly Bibilov emphasized that South Ossetia is in urgent need of advanced training for its civil servants and said he would also like to be a student at the Academy. “It would be interesting and useful for me to do a course at RANEPA,” he said.
Vladimir Mau supported this idea. “We are ready to consider small group formats for students from South Ossetia. This will be a good opportunity for you to build an effective team of senior executives. As for the other students, they will be able to see how their colleagues work outside South Ossetia, and adopt the most interesting managerial practices,” he said.
At the end of the meeting, Vladimir Mau invited Anatoly Bibilov to take part in the annual Gaidar Forum, which will be held at the Academy on January 15 and 16, 2020. The President of South Ossetia, in turn, proposed considering a visit by the RANEPA Rector to the capital of South Ossetia, Tskhinval.
For reference: The republic gained independence in August 2008, when the Russian Federation decided to diplomatically recognize South Ossetia, following an aggression from Georgia. The newly independent state is now continuing its development and strengthening its sovereignty while improving its public administration mechanisms, with a broad support from the Russian Federation.