The Minister of Public Service and Administration Collins Chabane will be one of the guest speakers at the annual conference of International Association of Schools and Institutes of Administration (IASIA) in Port Elizabeth next week.
Under the theme “Good governance: The Position of Students, Scholars and Practitioners,” the five-day conference starting on 30 June is being hosted by Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University at the Boardwalk Convention Centre.
It has attracted delegates from around the globe.
Other keynote speakers joining the South African Minister are Rolf Alter from the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) in Germany and Christopher Tapscott from the University of the Western Cape. Tapscott will address the conference on “Good governance from a developmental perspective”.
In addition, local government knowledge and experiences in Southern Africa, Latin America, and South Asia and in West and North Africa will be shared.
Three awards will be presented at the conference: the Pierre de Celles Award, the OP Dwivedi Award and the Donald C Stone Award. The Pierre De Celles Award is given to the author(s) of the best paper presented at the conference. It is named in honour of former IASIA Vice-President (North America), Pierre De Celles.
The OP Dwivedi Public Service Award was established in 2008, and is named in honour of Professor OP Dwivedi for his leadership and service to IASIA. This award honours a distinguished international scholar or practitioner to pay tribute to his/her significant contribution to public administration and to the advancement of public policy in the world.
The DC Stone Award was established in 2010, and is named after Professor Donald C Stone, Dean of the School of Public and International Affairs at the University of Pittsburgh, and one of the founding fathers of IASIA. This award honours a distinguished international scholar and/or practitioner for advancing the well-being of IASIA. To be eligible for the award, the individual must be recommended or sponsored by an individual and/or institution that are in some demonstrable way affiliated with IASIA.
The needs for and practice of education in Public Administration will be discussed in the forum of directors of schools and institutes and includes delegates from America, Germany, France, Brazil, China, Uganda and Bahrain.
Furthermore, nine working groups will discuss various aspects related to public administration and governance.
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