Change in public service requires more than just new networking among like-minded officials. We should create new content and mentor the right leaders in order to help them generate real change in the right direction.
To attract more people into our community, we need to open our events and invite more people to attend. As of now, meetings take place at different times and locations, and they do not convey a sense of openness.
Employees’ professional development does not require external courses, but rather, can occur from the use of internal resources. Inner-departmental engagement and TED Talks can generate results with relatively low cost.
Community development requires additional public gatherings in public spaces. While many officials manage and supervise public buildings, no one promotes events in the open areas, where citizens and families can meet each other.
Integration of the Ethiopian community requires a radical shift from the current “separate & support” approach. If support is given only to Ethiopians, separation will persist without integration.