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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
2016 EROPA Conference: "iGovernance: Innovative. Inclusive. Integrity-Based"
Oct 10, 2016 to Oct 14, 2016
Manila

Eastern Regional Organization for Public Administration, Philippine Civil Service Commission
 
Documents
Opinions on Implementing the New Concept of Development to Accelerate the Modernization of Agriculture and Achieving the Goal of a Comprehensive Well-Off Society
To accelerate the development of the modern agriculture,promote the incomes of peasants and accelerate the construction of socialist new countryside, the opinions are hereby proposed.
18 May 2016
Opinions on Comprehensively Solving the Problem of Wage Arrears for Rural Migrant Workers
To safeguard the rights and interests of the rural migrant workers, and maintain the social stability, the opinions are hereby proposed.
18 May 2016
 
News
South Africa: Western Cape to set up R453m SKA Data Centre
The Western Cape government will build a big data centre in Cape Town that will host data generated by the Square Kilometre Array (SKA) telescope. The investment in the development is valued at R453 million, according to the provincial government. The shortage of qualified data scientists and data centre facilities in SA for when the SKA telescope goes live prompted fears that data generated will be shipped and hosted overseas. Pundits say the SKA telescope will produce large amounts of data and will require really fast processing filters to ‘clean' raw streaming data, and huge amounts of storage space. The amount of data produced is also expected to grow exponentially over time.
30 May 2016
South Africa: SA Attracting Investment Worth Million
Science and Technology Minister Naledi Pandor says the South African economy is attracting investments in the research and development space. The Minister also said that government has recognised that research-led innovation has immense potential to support job creation, new company formation and economic growth. The Minister said this when she participated in a debate on the country's economy under the theme "Building collective action for inclusive growth".
30 May 2016
South Africa: Centre Opened to Support SMMEs in Bio Manufacturing Sector
Science and Technology Minister Naledi Pandor has opened a bio-manufacturing centre that aims to support small, medium and micro-enterprises (SMMEs) at the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), in Pretoria. The centre, named the Bio-Manufacturing Industry Development Centre (BIDC), is a first of its kind in South Africa and aims to support SMMEs involved in bio-manufacturing in meeting their customer needs within short time-frames and be able to exploit market opportunities. The BIDC’s support for SMMEs is through the development of bio-based manufacturing processes and products.
30 May 2016
 
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