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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
 
Documents
Bureau of Statistics:Chinese Manufacturing PMI Index - 50.0% in July (in Chinese)
Through the analysis of production index, new orders index, employment index, the index of raw material inventory, the supplier delivery time index, the change and development of manufacturing industry are more intuitively shown.
26 January 2016
Bureau of Statistics: Chinese Non-Manufacturing Business Activity Index - 53.9% in July (in Chinese)
To understand the manufacturing industry development situation in our country ,and to provide references for future development, this report is formulated.
26 January 2016
 
News
Kenya: 2015 ANDI Stakeholders Meeting Concludes – Participants Welcome New Strategic Focus of ANDI, as Deserving African Institutions are Granted Innovation Awards
The 5th Stakeholders meeting of the African Network for Drugs and Diagnostics Innovation (ANDI) concludes with excitement about the new strategic direction of ANDI, announcement of the winners of the 2015 ANDI Innovation Awards and new Centres of Excellence (CoEs). The new strategic plan of ANDI (2016 - 2020) focuses on the identification and facilitation of partnerships for the development, scale up and market access to local health technologies that can transform health care delivery in Africa. “Potential life saving health tools are languishing in African laboratories due to lack of a clear progression pathway and financing challenges,” remarked Solomon Nwaka, Executive Director of ANDI who convened the meeting. “Facilitating the progression of such technologies that address maternal and child health, nutrition as well as specific diseases that are prevalent in Africa and capacity building will be the primary focus of ANDI in the next five years,” he added.
11 February 2016
Kenya: A Better Model for Innovation in Kenya
In 2007, the invention of the mobile-phone-based cash transfer system M-Pesa put Kenya on the global map for technological innovation. And since then, there has been a great deal of energy and effort here dedicated to coming up with the ‘next big thing’. There are two main branches to this: at the local entrepreneur level, we have young Kenyans, mostly with university degrees in ICT, working at various privately sponsored innovation hubs within Nairobi. Their focus is somewhat limited: they work primarily on creating new applications for Kenya’s 18 million or so mobile phone users.
11 February 2016
Rwanda: African Finance Corporation Expands East African Footprint
Rwanda and Uganda are the first East African countries to become members of Africa Finance Corporation (AFC) which is a development finance institution focused on infrastructure projects across the continent. The AFC is aligning its country membership with its operational footprint, as part of its membership expansion strategy. Rwanda and Uganda, which both signed in November bring the Corporation’s total members to 13. Other members include: Cape Verde; Chad; Côte d’Ivoire; Gabon; the Gambia; Ghana; Guinea-Bissau; Guinea; Liberia; Nigeria and Sierra-Leone. To date the Corporation has invested $2.6 billion in projects across 24 African countries in a range of sectors including power, telecoms, transport and logistics, natural resources and heavy industries.
11 February 2016
 
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