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The School of Public Leadership (South Africa) will be hosting the 16th installment of the International Winelands Conference from 11 to 13 April 2018.


The 16th International Winelands Conference on Public Policy, Management and Development, to be held in the beautiful university town of Stellenbosch, South Africa, in April 2018, provides a platform for scholars and practitioners to engage with these questions. Since the first conference in 1987, these biennial conferences provided opportunity for exploring South African and global public value policy and service issues, best practices and trends. The Winelands Conference series is one of the most prominent events for academics and practitioners in its field of study in Southern Africa and is recognised globally. The 15th Conference in 2016 explored governance of transitions in a complex world, and the 2018 theme off ers a logical progression.

The abstract submission date has been extended to to 30 November 2017 and can be submitted to the [email protected].

Download the call-for-papers

Prospective delegates can also visit (click on the Winelands 2018 tab) for more information regarding the conference

OECD-IOM-UNDESA International Forum on Migration Statistics 15-16 January 2018, Paris

Call for papers & parallel sessions

The International Forum on Migration Statistics (IFMS-2018)

The IFMS-2018 aims to mobilise expertise from a wide range of disciplines – such as statistics, economics, demography, sociology, geospatial science, and information technology – that can contribute to improve global understanding of the migration phenomenon. It will explore innovative ways to measure population mobility and generate timely statistics and aims to create synergies between different actors and perspectives, with representatives from ‘origin’, ‘transit’ and ‘host’ countries of migrants. The Forum will also provide a unique opportunity for policy-makers to get in direct contact with migration data experts and to use their expertise to feed policy evaluations and identify best policy options.

The Forum will be organized around the following five themes: (i) Migration measurement (concepts, definitions, disaggregation by migratory status, etc), (ii) Innovation and synthesis of data sources (new sources and approaches to migration data collection, the needs for real-time data, etc.), (iii) Understanding migration through data (gap in migration statistics, data to address policy concern, etc, (iv) Cooperation and data governance (e.g. stakeholder coordination, data sharing/exchange, etc), and (v) Capacity building (e.g. strategies to enhance institutional capacity, data literacy, use of statistics, etc).

Specific topics and applications could include inter alia (i) global, regional or national monitoring of migration flows and stocks, (ii) identification of migrants’ characteristics or behaviours, (iii) analysis of public opinion on migration, (iv) evaluation of the economic and social impact of migration and remittances in origin, transit or destination countries, (iv) the measurement of integration and well-being outcomes of immigrants and their children or (v) measurement of SDG indicators related to migration and migrants and contribution to the Global Compact on Migration.

Deadline for submission: 30 June 2017
Contact : [email protected]

Download the full call for papers

During its 16th session, held on 24-28 April 2017, the United Nations Committee of Experts on Public Administration (UN CEPA) emphasized the critical role of governments and public institutions for implementing the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Its final report underscores the importance of

  • leadership;
  • people’s trust in government, to be strengthened by fighting corruption, ensuring a merit-based civil service, and showing the impact of public service on citizens’ life;
  • strong local governments, with responsibilities and commensurate resources and capacities;
  • mobilizing civil servants for the SDGs.

It further recognized that context-specific improvements may be needed and is developing principles of effective governance for the SDGs to take stock thereof.

As a NGO with general consultative status vis-à-vis the UN Economic and Social Council, the IIAS is contributing to the UN CEPA and the SDGs. In its statement submitted to the 16th UN CEPA session, it reported the main lessons learned at the 2016 IIAS-IASIA Joint Congress, held in Chengdu, China on 20-23 September on the theme of “Building Capacities for Sustainable Governance”:

  • the SDGs show the way to the humanity;
  • governance is an enabler of all SDGs;
  • implementing the SDGs will require a paradigm shift towards sustainable governance, involving interdisciplinarity, multi-level governance and participative governance;
  • factors enabling sustainable governance include: complex and systemic thinking, committed and enabling leadership, innovation and experimentation and trust;
  • local governments are best positioned to realize sustainable governance;
  • barriers to sustainable governance need to be overcome

The full Congress report is available here.

The Centre National de la Fonction Publique Territoriale (CNFPT) and the International Association of Schools and Institutes of Administration (IASIA) are organizing a seminar on “Territorial reforms and the training of local elected officials and local public servants in Europe” on 19 and 20 June in Strasbourg.

This seminar, on 19 and 20 June 2017, will focus on the following two themes:

  • “Territorial reforms in Europe: creating a barometer to monitor developments”;
  • “Training of territorial officials and local elected representatives in Europe: comparative analysis”.

It will host, principally, directors of schools and public service institutes as well as heads of university courses in public administration.

The preliminary program of this seminar consists of the following sequences:

  • a debate on an inventory of community levels and strata in Europe and the institutional reforms of horizontal and vertical simplifications undertaken since 2008, based on recent studies conducted. We will then draw the basis for a draft barometer of local institutional reforms in Europe;
  • the preliminary presentation of a comparative analysis carried out by the CNFPT with OLA and CEMR on the training schemes for local elected officials and local public servants in European countries;
  • an exchange of views on a draft “Charter of European Schools and Institutes for Public Administration Training on the Values, Principles and Responsibilities of Public Officials”, which would incorporate the principles and values ​​of the Council..

Look at the programme

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NISPAcee would like to invite you for the upcomming 25th NISPAcee Annual Conference. Please notice the EARLY DEADLINE for the online registration is approaching: March 31, 2017.

Programme of the conference has been updated:


We would like to turn special attention of practitioners to two panels of the conference programme:

ReSPA panel:

Forum for practitioners:

 Two special panels are focused on quality of education and international evaluation of PA programmes:

EAPAA Dean’s Panel:

EAPAA Certification Panel (Roundtable):



 For more information on the event and all organisational details please see:

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us:

They ae looking forward welcoming you in Kazan.


The Stellenbosch Institute for Advanced Study will host the 15th International Wineland Conference, 30 March – 1 April 2016 in Stellenbosch, South Africa.

The theme will be : “Governance in Transition in a Complex World

You are invited d submit your abstract (deadline : 30 November) and register to the Conference.

Abstracts relating to the following themes may be submitted:​

Innovative Leadership for Complex Governance Transitions; Global Governance Conversations for Complexity; Innovative Institutional Design for Complex Governance Transitions; The Global Governance Deficit; Dealing with Poverty and inequality: Global and Local Manifestations and Implications from a Governance Perspective; Society, State and Governance: Complex Contexts, Challenges and Concepts; Revisiting the Foundational and Philosophical Grounding of the Modern State in Transition: Ideas, Institutionalisation and Implementation; Governance towards the Sustainable Development Goals; Governance of transitions in a complex world: System dynamics modelling; Transdisciplinarity in response to complexity; Social ecological systems; Education and training for complexity; Oversight and control for complexity; Evaluation in complex settings; Local governance transitions in a complex world; Closing service delivery gaps amidst complexity; The State-civil society interface: finding co- produced spaces for development; Invited or invented spaces for good local governance – forming partnerships; Making sense of complexity; Integrating integrity and security systems; Accreditation of Governance and Public Management Education; Urban Governance; Water and food system governance. 

  • Ongoing PhD and Master’s theses research projects relating to the above topics will be accommodated in a special parallel session.​

For more information and contact, visit the Wineland Conference webpage.



  • The Chair on “Control of public finances and Governance in Africa”
  • The Moroccan Journal on Audit and Development, REMA
  • The International Center for Strategic Studies and Global Governance.
  • The University Mohammed V- Rabat- »  DU “Governance and Diplomatic Economy in Africa”
  • The Master in « Governanceand startegy in Africa» FSJES – Souissi

Organise in partnership with the Mandela Institute, the Alliance for Rebuilding Governance in Africa (AGRA) CAFRAD with the support of the German Hanns Seidel Foundation

the 16th International Conference, which will take place in Rabat, Morocco, on the following theme : “The Supreme audit ‘ systems of public finances and governance in Africa : Challenges and issues

This conference is to:

  • Make an inventory of models and public financial control systems and governance at the global and continental levels by reference to the principles of good control practices;
  • Define methods of operation and the role assigned to SAI control in African countries (courts of auditors, auditors general) good governance in the development process in these countries;
  • Discuss the constraints faced by the SAI development and governance in Africa;
  • Discover African Institutions of control and governance training (AFROSAI, CAFRAD) and their roles in the development of standards, methods and control standards;
  • Analyse the opportunities and conditions of a greater control of development as part of an overall and shared democratic good governance while advancing the success and failure scenarios and the hopes that we can make in the light of recent developments.

Your abstracts can be sent to [email protected]

Download the call for papers (in French)


IASIA Member, the School for Public Management and Administration of the University of Pretoria (South Africa) is announcing its 8th Annual Conference on the theme :

Professionalising the public service: commitment, competence, cohesion

Professor Margaret Chitiga-Mabugu, Director of the School of Public Management and Administration (SPMA) will be hosting the 8th Annual SPMA International Conference on Public Administration from 29 – 30 October 2015 in the Sanlam Auditorium at the University of Pretoria.

You are invited to attend and/or present a paper addressing the following theme(s).

  • Sub-theme 1: Local government and intergovernmental relations
  • Sub-theme 2: Human capital management
  • Sub-theme 3: Professional ethics
  • Sub-theme 4: Public financial management and administration
  • Sub-theme 5: Capacity building for a developmental state
  • Sub-theme 6: Emerging researchers forum

The deadline for final abstract submission has bee extended to September 15.

Download the full call for papers

Important notice: Though the conference is fully sponsored, only limited space is available.
Enquiries and abstract submissions:

Mrs Charmaine Galante
[email protected]

15 Jun 2015

2015 MENAPAR Conference

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The MENAPAR (Middle East & North Africa Public Administration Research) Conference will be held in Hammamet, Tunisia; on 6-9 October 2015.

The theme to be discussed, The Role of Citizens and Organisations in Co-Constructing Public Action in the MENA region, will facilitate exchange of knowledge and experiences among countries and partners in the Arab States on the architectures and models for co-constructing public action in delivering public service through integrating citizens and the corporate world.  An extended focus will be on local governance models enabling both citizen and corporate participation in constructing public action.

The conference will facilitate discussions between researchers and decision-makers from across the region and beyond and experts on public administration and local governance. In particular, the conference will provide a much-needed opportunity to debate the important role of public administration and local government in building more legitimate, inclusive and rights-based societies in the region.

More information on the MENAPAR Conference


The role and activities of institutions and organizations in public governance has been of great importance throughout history. Extending from high to low politics, public governance has both short and long term effects in the political, security, economic, social and cultural spheres, thereby shaping the environment of our everyday lives.

Examining trends, changes and opportunities in public governance today is particularly important because the vibrant international environment continues to re-emphasize older issues while posing a new set of challenges as well. Managing both types of challenges demands innovative, unprecedented, perhaps even revolutionary approaches from all actors in public governance.

The conference organizers welcome papers from all scholars (including PhD students) addressing topics that fit with the overall conference theme of “rethinking public governance”.

Download the call for paper

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International Institute of Administrative Sciences
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