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We are glad to announce that Dr. Allan Rosenbaum, former IASIA President and current chair of the  ICAPA Board, received the Enrique B. Rodriguez award for his work on building local democracy and good governance in Latin America.

During its 12th Congress, the Ibero-American Union of Municipalists (UIM), awarded its highest honor, the Enrique B. Rodriguez Municipalist Award, to Dr. Allan Rosenbaum, the Director of the Institute for Public Management and Community Service (IPMCS) at Florida International University (FIU) in recognition of his more than 25 years of work in building and strengthening local governments and promoting good governance throughout Latin America. Dr. Rosenbaum is the first North American to be so honored by the UIM, a Spanish government supported non-governmental organization which is based in Granada, Spain and has worked throughout Latin America for over a quarter century.

Read more on FIU Website

The President of the International Association of Schools and Institutes of Administration (and IIAS specialised entity), Professor Bianor Scelza Cavalcanti, has been invited to join the Editorial Board of the Public Administration Review (PAR), a renowned U.S. scientific journal of Public Administration with global reach. The professor will hold a three-year term on the Board.

Published by the American Society for Public Administration (ASPA) since 1940, PAR is available in thousands of libraries around the world, regarded as one of the most prominent and recognized journals in its field. The publication currently ranks first on the Google Scholar ranking in the field of Public Policy and Administration, and second in the Web of Science ranking in the field of Public Administration. PAR’s content was accessed more than 1 million times in 2016 alone.

Former dean of FGV’s Brazilian School of Public and Business Administration (EBAPE), Professor Cavalcanti currently holds the position of International Affairs Director at FGV. 

Congratulations Bianor ! 

IASIA and IIAS is proud to announce that its immediate past President, Pan-suk Kim, has been appointed by Korean PresidentJae-in Moon  as a new Minister in the Ministry of Personnel Management (www.mpm.go.kr). “As a scholar specializing in personnel and administrative affairs, he has contributed to developing the nation’s public personnel system. He is strong in both theory and practical affairs,” presidential spokesman Soo-hyun Park said.

Pan suk Kim, a member of the International Institute of Administrative Sciences’ Council of Administration, served as President of IIAS, IASIA’s Umbrella organisation, between 2010 and 2013 and was a member of IASIA’s Board of Management for several years and served as a Vice Chairperson of the UN Committee of Experts on Public Administration (UNCEPA).

We wish Pan-suk Kim the best in his new position and look forwards to strengthen the ties between our Member state of Korea and the Institute. 

See his inauguration

 

ICAPA was requested to carry out an accreditation of the Master’s degree programs in public administration and public policy at the American University in Cairo.

The site visit to the University was carried out from March 29 – April 1, 2017. We are pleased to announce that a full accreditation for a period of 6 years has been granted to the programs of Master of Public Administration and Master of Public Policy of the American University in Cairo.

It is our pleasure to announce that Ms. Nathalie Loiseau has been appointed to the position of Minister attached to the Minister for Europe and Foreign Affairs, in charge of European Affairs.  

She is joining the French government of President Emmanuel Macron after the reshuffle following the legislative elections.

Ms. Loiseau has been the Director of ENA (Ecole nationale d’administration) since October 2012 and was member of the IASIA Board of Management during the 2013-2016 term. She was also the Keynote Speaker at the IIAS-IASIA Joint Congress last year in Chengdu. 

The IIAS/IASIA family is proud to have been working with Ms. Loiseau and wishes her the best in her new responsibilities.

 

 

This 6 June, we had the pleasure to welcome at the IIAS new headquarter our colleague, Mr. César Rojas Alfonzo, Executive Secretary of the Latin American Group for Public Administration (LAGPA), the IIAS regional entity.

Aside from paying the Institute a visit, César was here to debrief the IIAS Congress in Aix-en-Provence where he represented LAGPA President,  Prof. Edgar Varela Barrios, but also to discuss next year’s planned Joint Conference with the International Association of Schools and Institutes of Administration (IASIA).

More information about this future event will follow in the coming weeks. 

An opportunity to contribute. Preparations for the 2017 edition of the World Public Sector Report 2017 (WPSR) are now underway. This call for contributions invites experts, scientists and researchers to contribute to the report highlighting issues, research findings or solutions. All contributions and briefs that meet the requirements of this call will be posted on the website of the 2017 WPSR, and their content will inform relevant chapters of the Report.

The report is called the World Public Sector Report, and it is published by the Division for Public Administration and Development Management  of UN DESA. they hope to publish the next edition in December 2017. The report will examine how governments, public institutions and public administration can foster integrated approaches to the implementation of the 2030 Agenda and the Sustainable Development Goals. The first part of the report will examine integration and its implications for the public sector through three complementary lenses: (1) horizontal integration; (2) vertical integration; and (3) engagement of all stakeholders.

The second part of the report will examine three issues more in depth: integrated approaches to international migrations; integrated approaches to health; and integration in post-conflict situations. These themes will be analysed through the lens of challenges and opportunities for public institutions, and address three dimensions of horizontal integration, vertical integration and civil society engagement.

All chapters will draw on national experiences.

Deadline for submissions is 30 August 2017

More information on : https://publicadministration.un.org/en/Research/World-Public-Sector-Reports/WPSR2017-Call-for-contributions

UNDP Azerbaijan and the Academy of Public Administration of Azerbaijan are organizing an international conference on “Modern Civil Service: new paradigms, innovations and practices.” The conference will take place on June 05-06, 2017 in Fairmont Baku Hotel. The purpose of the conference is to discuss the current situation in the civil service and to enhance the exchange of experiences and best practices in civil service training.

The IIAS family is looking for an expert in civil service training to represent our organization at this conference.

The conference participants are expected to cover the topics on “Civil Service Training Institutions: strategies and practices”, “Improving the Quality of Public Service: Azerbaijan and international practice” and “Civil Service in the Context of Sustainable Development Goals”. The Conference will be divided into substantive sessions and working groups, providing the opportunity for the participants to focus on specific areas from their own perspective and national experiences.

The selected candidate is expected to share his/her knowledge and experience and make a presentation on one of the above-mentioned topics. Please be kindly informed that the United Nations Development Programme Project will cover all costs including accommodation, meal and travel costs.

Should you like to be a candidate and represent the IIAS family at the conference, please send us your CV and a letter in which you express your interest and commitment for the aforementioned tasks. The CV and the letter of interest should be sent to Bardhyl Dobra ([email protected]) at the latest by Friday 2 June at 12 noon (Brussels time).

Please contact us for any further information or question.

Dr. Sofiane Sahraoui

IIAS Director-General

We are happy to announce that Dr. Sofiane Sahraoui was appointed as the new Director general of the IIAS during the Council of Administration meeting in February 2017. He took his office on May 2nd, succeeding Mr. Rolet Loretan who is retiring.

Mr. Loretan has held this position since November 2006 and the IIAS is grateful for his commitment during those past ten years at the head of the Permanent administrative services of the Institute and we wish him all the best in this new chapter in his life.

Dr Sahraoui is a well-known figure in the IIAS Family. A Franco-Tunisian national, he worked at the Bahrain Institute of Public Administration (BIPA) for many years. He participated to the foundation of the MENAPAR Network and is sitting at the Board of Management of our International Association of Schools and Institutes of Administration (IASIA) as well as co-chair of its working group on “Public Policy and Decision-Making.” He was designated as General Rapporteur of the 2013 Congress of IIAS/IASIA and the 2017 IASIA/MENAPAR conference.

We have the pleasure to relay the following report “Can the skill-based approach change the future of the Lebanese civil service?

This report proposes a reading of the evaluation of the training program “Meetings of senior executives of the civil service” offered to senior Lebanese officials from 2010 to 2015. This program was jointly organised by the Institut des Finances Basil Fuleihan (IdF) and the Ecole Nationale d’Administration – France (ENA-France), in collaboration with the Institut Français du Liban (IFL) and the groupe Fransabank (GFB). The objective was to support senior civil servants in their professional career and to encourage them to respond to national emergencies while installing a reformist culture that promotes efficiency, transparency, cross-sector collaboration and quality of service. More than ever, these leaders are facing the various challenges of a managerial, administrative and financial nature that hamper the operational functioning of the State services and hinder the effectiveness of its actions.

We have the pleasure to relay the following report “Can the skill-based approach change the future of the Lebanese civil service?” .

 

For more information you can find the report at the following link: http://www.institutdesfinances.gov.lb/english/loadFile.aspx?pageid=6648&phname=FileFR 


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