CSBS News Desk
The Industrial Training Fund, (ITF) has emerged the overall best in the International Federation of Training and Development Organisation, (IFTDO) competition for the IFTDO Global HRD Awards 2016.
The position has put Nigeria on the global index of human resource development.
The ITFDO was founded in Geneva, Switzerland in 1972 to develop and maintain a worldwide network committed to the identification, development and transfer of knowledge, skills and technology to enhance personal growth, human performance, productivity and sustainable development.
In a letter dated 5th of February, the IFTDO said there were 33 submissions from nine countries for the three categories of the awards which are: Best HRD (Human Resource Development) Practice, Improving Quality of working life and Research Excellence CSTD Award.
The Secretary General of IFTDO, Mr. Uddesh Kohli, in the statement, said The Industrial Training Fund (ITF) emerged top in the Improving Quality of Working Life Award category, as well as the overall winner of the IFTDO Global HRD Awards 2016.
He explained that of the 33 submissions from nine countries reviewed, thirteen were shortlisted by the judging panel for the IFTDO Global HRD Award.
Kohli said: “ I am happy to inform you that your entry has got the winner award in the quality of working life, as well as overall winner”, adding that the awards will be presented in March at the opening ceremony of the 45th IFTDO World Conference in Bahrain and as the overall winner, ITF will be receiving a cash award, a trophy and a certificate.
Director General/Chief Executive of ITF, Juliet Chukkas Onaeko, said the award and international recognition is a confirmation that in one and a half year, the ITF management team has been able to reposition ITF for true greatness and global best practices as summarised by the DG’s four point agenda which is also in line with Mr President’s change agenda.
She explained that the ITF was set to record another first for the country, which is the hosting of the First National Skills Summit, which is set to change the skills ecosystem of the country as well as marking a new era of skills revolution in Nigeria.
Nigeria is the second African country to win the IFTDO Global HRD Award since inception.