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30 April 2015
Call for Papers: 2015 EROPA Conference

Eastern Regional Organization for Public Administration (EROPA) will hold its 2015 Annual Conference in Shanghai, China from October 17-21, 2015. The Organizing Committee cordially invites professionals, academics and practitioners, PhD students and young researchers in public administration in the eastern region and beyond to participate in the conference and make presentations.

For more information, please click here.
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.
Events
2015 EROPA Conference
Oct 17, 2015 to Oct 21, 2015
Shanghai Administration Institute, Shanghai, P.R. China

EROPA, Chinese Academy for Personnel Science, Shanghai Administration Institute
 
Documents
Governance Asia-Pacific Watch, May 2015, Issue 162
An e-magazine mainly including six catogaries: Policy&Legislation; Civil Systems; Management; ICT and Economic Development; Public Finance and Private Sectors.
30 June 2015
Opinions on Guiding the Orderly Transfer of Rural Land and Developing Suitable Scale of Agriculture Operation (in Chinese)
To guide an orderly transfer of contracted rural land operation rights, and to develop suitable scale of agriculture operation, the opinions are hereby proposed.
30 June 2015
 
News
South Africa: Mandela Created Opportunities for All: Minister Muthambi
With Nelson Mandela Day around the corner, Communications Minister Faith Muthambi says credit should go to the late President for bringing freedom that created opportunities for the country’s arts sector to access the American market. Minister Muthambi was speaking to SAnews upon her arrival in Atlanta, in the United States of America, on Wednesday, for the annual Lifestyle Show Hub. “We must be grateful that the love for peace and freedom by our late President opened many opportunities for South Africans across the globe. If it was not his visionary leadership, it was not going to be easy for our artisans and master designers to access the American market,” she said.
28 July 2015
South Africa: Innovation is the Name of the Game
The future success of the insurance industry – and, in fact, all industries – will be driven by innovation. So says Robert Boccia, chief information officer at Lion of Africa. So much so, that we need to conceive of the chief information officer as the chief innovation officer. And innovation in the insurance industry rests on two fundamental principles: improving technology systems and encouraging change in consumer behaviour. Technology and information systems have previously been used to drive costs down and to promote efficiencies. And this was reflected in IT budgets: they remained stagnant or, worse, declined. The new era requires technology to drive new business ideas and possibilities. CIOs are moving away from simply managing the infrastructure to creating the future.
28 July 2015
South Africa: Government, Private Sector encouraged to Employ Ex-inmates
Justice and Correctional Services Deputy Minister Thabang Makwetla has encouraged government and the private sector to employ former inmates. “Government and the private sector must play a leading role in giving ex-offenders a second chance,” Deputy Minister Makwetla said on Thursday. Speaking at the Ex-Offenders Conference, in Pretoria, he said one of the issues that could be looked at is how ex-offenders could be assisted to form co-operatives to exploit opportunities in business.
28 July 2015
 
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