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24 septiembre 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 septiembre 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 junio 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 enero 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 noviembre 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 julio 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 abril 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
12 marzo 2013
Call for Papers: Second AMEPPA and SESAME Conference

The Association for Middle Eastern Public Policy and Administration (AMEPPA) and ASPA's Section on Effective and Sound Administration in the Middle East (SESAME) is pleased to announce the convening of its Second Conference on November 14 and 15, 2013, at Atilim University in Ankara, Turkey. The conference is also the Second Global Conference on Public Policy and Administration on the Middle East.

We are asking scholars both in the Middle East and around the world to participate in this important conference and be part of a scholarly movement dedicated to public service and public interest in the Middle East. Professionals and academics from all countries and territories and of all nationalities are welcome to participate as presenters (upon acceptance of an abstract or panel) and as conference attendees.

For more information, please click here.
Events
 
Documents
Governance Asia-Pacific Watch, September 2014, Issue 154
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.
16 octubre 2014
ICT, Innovation and Public Management: Governance, Models & Alternatives for e-Government Infrastructures
The aim of this paper is to highlight the potential reforms either needed for, or as a consequence of, the various innovations introduced to public management by e-government, to critically evaluate the dominant models underpinning the development of electronic services associated with such reforms, and ultimately to present an alternative approach - an alternative problematisation - one appropriate for the conceptualization of information infrastructures that serve the goals of governance.
07 octubre 2014
 
News
South Africa: University of Mpumalanga to Employ about 600 Staff
The University of Mpumalanga is expected to employ between 400 to 600 teaching staff over the next few years, says acting University Vice Chancellor and Principal, Professor John Shongwe. Shongwe said the university will also employ thousands of administrative staff and increase enrolment next year. “The university will advertise more than 40 administrative positions … in the coming few weeks. We will take about 250 more students in 2015 and 750 by 2016,” said Shongwe.
31 octubre 2014
Kenya: University of Eldoret Wins Unilever Idea Trophy Innovation Competition
The University of Eldoret was the winner at this year’s Idea Trophy inter-university innovation competition finals sponsored by consumer goods manufacturer Unilever Kenya. The competition focuses on the development of personal and entrepreneurial business competencies among undergraduates and Seif Salim, Clifford Ogeto and Elvis Kipkorir from University of Eldoret were judged the best, beating over 700 other students from four participating universities.
31 octubre 2014
South Africa: UKZN Solar Car Places Third Internationally in Sasol Solar Car Challenge
The UKZN Solar Car, designed and built by six final year UKZN mechanical engineering students and their two supervisors, took the top position in South Africa and third place internationally in the 2014 Sasol Solar Car Challenge this October The Sasol Solar Challenge is held in South Africa every two years, in collaboration with Motorsport South Africa and the Federation Internationale de l’Automobile. The team now has the honour of holiding the current record for the longest distance travelled by a South African team in both the Challenger Class (2012) and the Olympia Class (2014).
31 octubre 2014
 
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