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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
Governance Asia-Pacific Watch, May 2016, Issue 174
This e-magazine mainly includes six categories: policy&legislation; civil services&government systems; capacity building&innovation; eco-social&ICT development; public finance and private sector.
21 June 2016
Pilot Plan on Service Trade Innovation and Development
This plan is formulated to explore a new mechanism and policy-supporting system which can satisfy and promote the service trade innovation and development.
21 June 2016
 
News
South Africa: Grahamstown comes Alive with Arts
The university town of Grahamstown will once again play host to the National Arts Festival. This spectacular is one of the biggest highlights on South Africa’s cultural calendar. Over 50 000 people flock to Grahamstown each year for the festival, which is organised by the Grahamstown Foundation. For over a week, revellers are spoilt for choice with a range of productions in arts, music, theatre, dance and crafts. This year, the festival will take place from 30 June to 10 July at various locations around Grahamstown.
30 June 2016
South Africa: Water Treatment Plant Brings Relief to Ncora Community
People living in and around Ncora in the Eastern Cape, who used to have share their water source with animals or travel long distances to get access to clean water, are overjoyed with the new Ncora Water Treatment Works. Ncora resident and mother of three, Siyabulela Nqando, told SAnews that life had been difficult when it comes to water. “It was a struggle to have clean water in the house. We used to wake up very early in the morning to go and get clean water before the animals spoil it or make the water dirty,” she said.
29 June 2016
South Africa: Minister to Launch R14bn Water Project in Northern Cape
The Minister of Water and Sanitation, Nomvula Mokonyane, is expected to launch the Vaal Gamagara Water Supply Scheme and the Vaal Gamagara quality control laboratory in the Northern Cape. The R14 billion water project includes the refurbishment of the existing Vaal Gamagara Water Treatment Plant near Delpoortshoop, the upgrade of pump stations and the construction of a 430 km long pipeline from Delpoortshoop to Black Rock. The project also includes the equipping of three borehole sites, which are located in Danielskuil, Groenwater and Hotazel to augment water supplied from the Vaal River.
29 June 2016
 
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