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MINDEF’s Executive Development Programme (EDP)

One of the Institute's main roles is to support the professional development of human resource capability, of which the Executive Development Programme (EDP) takes the centre stage. Delivered by a selected faculty of highly experienced academicians and experts in their areas, SHHBIDSS has remained committed to facilitating the program with the chosen faculty since 2008.


Left Pic: Group Photo of all 14th EDP participants with the late Permanent Secretary of MINDEF, Brigadier General (Retired) Dato Seri Pahlawan Shahril Anwar bin Haji Ma'awiah, during 16th EDP Opening Ceremony held on 23 March 2021

Right Pic: Group Photo of all 14th EDP participants with the Minister of Defence II, Yang Berhormat Pehin Datu Lailaraja Major General (Retired) Dato Paduka Seri Haji Awang Halbi bin Haji Mohd Yussof, during 16th EDP Opening Ceremony held on 24 June 2021

The three-month rigorous programme, which focuses greatly on public policy and management, aims at providing senior military and civilian officials with policy tools and analytical skills that are very much needed in today's world. The program also hopes to nurture leadership skills among the participants and strive towards the advancement of personal development.


One of the breaking sessions amongst the group members

Participants will also have the opportunity to listen to esteemed invited local speakers and are exposed to public policy in practice from different ministries through the educational visits; a component specifically named as the local content of the program. The component is hoped to provide a deeper understanding of Brunei Darussalam's strategic national environment, while also being aware of regional and global perspectives.


One of the site visits by 13th EDP participants to the Ministry of Health, Brunei Darussalam

Since 2004, 387 senior officers have undergone the MINDEF EDP as of the 15th instalment back in 2019, comprising of senior military officers from the Royal Brunei Armed Forces (RBAF), officers from the Royal Brunei Police Force (RBPF), senior officers from government ministries, and foreign senior military officers from China, Indonesia, Malaysia, Oman, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, and Vietnam. The current installation of the EDP is delivered by the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy (LKYSPP), the National University of Singapore. 


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