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08 December 2014
2014 Global City Informatization Forum Co-organized by RCOCI

During 2014 Global City Informatization Forum co-organized by Regional Cooperation Office for City Informatization (RCOCI), participants from all around the world deeply discussed and actively brainstormed on the theme of “Smartness, Integration, Convergence”. We came up with a number of fantastic new concepts, ideas and approaches benefited from collective wisdom in terms of accelerating ICT innovation, deepening construction of smart cities, and informatizing a better life.

Please click here to view the brief conclusion report.

For more information about the forum, please click here
24 September 2014
Call for 2014 Top Ten Global Smart City Outstanding Cases

To promote the cooperation and communication about smart city among the international society, the Organizing Committee of Global City Informatization Forum (GCIF) launches the activity to select “2014 Top Ten Global Smart City Outstanding Cases”, which is co-organized by Shanghai Academy of Social Sciences, Shanghai Smart City Construction Promotion Center, and the website www.people.com.cn. Please send the application materials to the Organizing Committee of GCIF before October 10, 2014 through email at houjiajia@sass.org.cn.

Click the links below for more information:
Announcement       Application Form      Preliminary Agenda
22 September 2014
10th Biennial Conference of the Commonwealth Association for Public Administration (CAPAM)
  The 10th Biennial Conference of the Commonwealth Association for Public Administration (CAPAM) will be held from October 19 – 21, 2014. This event which will be held in partnership with the Malaysian Administrative Modernisation and Management Planning Unit (MAMPU), will take place at the Putrajaya International Convention Centre, Putrajaya, Malaysia. 

For more information and to register, please visit, http://events.capam.org/.
10 June 2014
Call for Manuscripts International Journal of Civil Service Reform and Practice
 

The Regional Hub of Civil Service in Astana seeks submissions to its journal, the International Journal of Civil Service Reform and Practice. The journal has successfully published two issues, and seeks to publish manuscripts of interest to participants of the Regional Hub. The Regional Hub was established in 2013. The Hub was initiated through a joint project between the United Nations Development Programme and the Agency for Civil Service Affairs of the Republic of Kazakhstan. The Hub has over 30 participating countries and 5 international organizations.

For more information click here.

24 January 2014
RCOCI Signed New Strategic Cooperation Agreement
On January 15, as backbones of RCOCI, Shanghai Municipal Commission of Economy and Informatization and Shanghai Academy of Social Sciences signed strategic agreement for future profound cooperation. The two parts will co-organize 2014 Global City Informatization Forum held in November, and the new website for the Forum was launched.

For more information, please click here.
08 November 2013
Congratulations! News of United States Has Reached its 1000 Pieces Milestone!
As an important part in the whole UNPAN system, Public Administration News has undergone steady development and the news of United States has reached another milestone, with its 1000 pieces of publication on North America Region, RCOCI is hereby happy to announce.
  • Top 3 most "clicked" regions brought by PA news: Asia-Pacific, Africa, North America
  • Top 5 countries with the largest number of PA news: South Africa, China, United States, India, Australia
It should be noticed, compared with the statistics issued one year ago, the number of news of United States has a sharp rise, exceeding India and popping into the top 3 list. Meanwhile, Australia’s news amount also greatly goes up, replacing Japan on the top 5 list.

19 July 2013
UNPAN-AP Editorial Department Publishes Documents on e-Gov and ICT Development
As a powerful tool for economic and social development, ICT aims at bridging the digital divide and aiding economic development by fostering equitable access to modern communications technologies. Recently UNPAN-AP Editorial Department collects and compiles about 150 documents on this specific topic, covering fields such as e-Gov, e-Commerce, e-Society, e-Security, Internet and Informatization Development. Please click here to read more.
04 April 2013
UNPAN-AP Editorial Department Publishes Documents of the 5th World Forum on China Studies
To show the tribute to the successful completion of the 5th World Forum on China Studies, which was held on 23-24 March 2013 in Shanghai, China, with the theme of China’s Modernization: Road and Prospect, UNPAN-AP Editorial Department is authorized to select and publish in UNPAN the documents of the address at the opening ceremony and the keynote speeches. For details, please click here
Events
Future Perfect: Cities at the Forefront of Change and Development
Oct 07, 2015 to Oct 09, 2015
Crowne Plaza Manila Galleria, Quezon City, Philippines

Center for Local and Regional Governance, UP National College of Public Administration & Governance
 
Documents
Governance Asia-Pacific Watch, December 2014, Issue 157
An e-magazine with news about public administration, made up with the following main six catagories: policy&legislation; government systems&civil services; innovation, management&capacity buiding; socio-economic development&ICT; public finance; private sector.
07 January 2015
Financial Reforms in Sri Lanka and Their Influence on the Banking
Financial reforms in Sri Lanka began in 1 977 with the introduction of open economic policies. The aim of this paper is to summarize the major reforms and evaluate their influence on the banking industry in Sri Lanka. The analytical discussions resented in this paper demonstrate that market structure and scope in the banking industry have drastically changed after the reforms. Further, the analysis found that the depth of the banking industry has improved significantly as a result of the reforms.
07 January 2015
 
News
South Africa: 2015 - Year for Strengthening SADC Regional Integration
The year 2015 promises to be an exciting period for southern Africa, with crucial regional processes expected to be concluded and deadlines for a number of important regional and global milestones beckoning during the next 12 months. Key highlights for the coming year include the convening of an Extraordinary Summit of Southern African Development Community (SADC) leaders that will shape the integration agenda for the region. At the summit, discussions will focus on how the region could improve its industrial capacity as it aims to move away from an economic path built on consumption and commodity exports onto a sustainable developmental path based on value-addition and beneficiation.
29 January 2015
South Africa: SADC Media Awards Entries Now Open
Entries to the 2015 South African Chapter of the Southern African Development Community (SADC) Media Awards competition are officially open. The awards, which aim at encouraging journalists in member states to report on cross-border issues pertaining to the region as well as to recognise excellence in journalism in the area of print, photo, television and radio, was launched by Communications Minister Faith Muthambi on Thursday evening in Pretoria.
29 January 2015
South Africa: Basic Education on Inland First Day of School
The first day of school for 2015 kicked-started on a high tone in classrooms in the Gauteng Province. The Deputy President of the Republic of South Africa, Mr Cyril Ramaphosa, accompanied by the Minister of Basic Education, Mrs Angie Motshekga, Gauteng MEC for Education, Mr Panyaza Lesufi, and other government officials, visited Soshanguve South High School on 14 January to monitor the state of school readiness in inland provinces such as Mpumalanga, Limpopo, the North West, Free State, Northern Cape and the Gauteng Province. The high-profile delegation was impressed that teaching and learning commenced without delays in the various schools.
29 January 2015
 
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