Volume 10, Issue 3 – August 2012

The mission of the United Nations Public Administration Network (UNPAN) is to promote the sharing of knowledge, experiences and best practices throughout the world in sound public policies, effective public administration and efficient civil services, through capacity-building and cooperation among the United Nations Member States, with emphasis on south-south cooperation and UNPAN's commitment to integrity and excellence.


UNPAN NEWS HEADLINES

Workshop on the "Next Stage in Open Government Data: Using Data for Transparency, Accountability and Collaboration"
DPADM/DESA, in cooperation with the Centre for Public Service Innovation (CPSI) of the Ministry of Public Service and Administration, South Africa, will organize an international capacity building workshop entitled "Next Stage in Open Government Data: Using Data for Transparency, Accountability and Collaboration", in Cape Town, South Africa, on 10-12 October 2012. The workshop will provide a platform to discuss issues surrounding open government data and enable participants to develop national strategies for publishing government data, implementation plans for publishing data and guidelines for monitoring and evaluating open data initiatives.

IN THIS ISSUE
News from CLAD
News from CAFRAD
News from CPSI
News from DPADM
News from EROPA

News from ICAP


News from RCOCI

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NEWS FROM CLAD
Latin American Center for Development Administration (CLAD)
http://www.clad.org

Recent Publications

- Reforme's Bulletin
  http://www.clad.org/ultimos-boletines-reforme
- Ricorep's Bulletin
  Red de Instituciones de Combate a la Corrupción y Rescate de la Ética Pública (RICOREP)
  http://www.clad.org/ultimos-boletines-ricorep

NEWS FROM CAFRAD
African Training and Research Centre in Administration for Development
http://www.cafrad.org

Conference Information

Problems of Audit, Control and Evaluation of State Institutions, Social and Economic Policies in Africa
Date: 29-31 October 2012
Location: Rabat, Morocco
E-mail: cafrad@cafrad.org
URL: http://www.cafrad.org/Workshops/Rabat29-31_10_12/index_en.html

NEWS FROM CPSI
Centre for Public Service Innovation
http://www.cpsi.co.za

Conference Information

The 6th CPSI Public Sector Innovation Conference, 2012

Date: 22-23 August 2012
Location: East London, Eastern Cape Province, South Africa
E-mail: Lydia.Phalwane@cpsi.co.za
URL: http://www.unpan.org/Events/BrowseEventsbyCalendar/tabid/94/mctl/EventDetails/ModuleID/1532/ItemID/2157/language/en-US/Default.aspx?selecteddate=8/22/2012

NEWS FROM DPADM
Division for Public Administration and Development Management
http://www.unpan.org/DPADM

News

Launch of Handbook Titled "Information and Communication Technologies in Parliamentary Library"

The handbook titled "Information and Communication Technologies in Parliamentary Library" which is prepared by the DPADM project office, the Global Centre for ICT in Parliament was successfully launched and distributed to participants on 8 August, 2012, at a training session on strategic management of ICT in parliamentary libraries.
Participants also took part in the 28th Inter-Parliamentary Union and the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA) Pre Conference of Library and Research Services for Parliaments on the theme of "Parliamentary libraries – empowering parliaments and citizens" on 9 and 10 August, 2012. The training and pre conference were organized by DPADM through DESA, , the Library of the Parliament of Finland and the IFLA Section on Library and Research Services for Parliaments.

The Handbook is available in pdf and ePub formats on the Global Centre for ICT in Parliament website at http://www.ictparliament.org/handbook-libraries

Conference Information

Next Stage in Open Government Data: Using Data for Transparency, Accountability and Collaboration
Dates: 10-12 October 2012
Location: Lagoon Beach Hotel, Milnerton, Cape Town
URL: http://www.unpan.org/sa2012

2012 Global Forum on E-Government: Smart E-Government for a Better Future
Dates: 18-19 October 2012
Location: Seoul, Republic of Korea
URL: http://www.unpan.org/Events/BrowseEventsbyCalendar/tabid/94/mctl/EventDetails/ModuleID/1532/ItemID/2257/language/en-US/Default.aspx?selecteddate=10/18/2012

NEWS FROM EROPA
Eastern Regional Organization for Public Administration
http://www.eropa.org.ph

EROPA 2012 Conference
Dates: 28 October - 01 November 2012
Location: Jakarta, Indonesia
URL: http://eropa2012.org

NEWS FROM ICAP
Institute of Public Administration in Central America
http://www.icap.ac.cr

Conference Information

XII Reunión de la Red Virtual del ICAP: Red de Productores Documentales de Centroamérica, Panamá y República Dominicana
Dates: 19 September 2012
Location: Heredia, Costa Rica
E-mail: cria@icap.ac.cr
URL: www.icap.ac.cr

ICAP Informa Sobre la Realizacion del Seminario Regional
Dates: 9 - 11 October 2012
Location: San Salvador, El Salvador
E-mail: fmejia@icap.ac.cr
URL: www.icap.ac.cr

El ICAP Informa Sobre La Realizacion del Taller de Evaluacion
Dates: 29 - 30 October 2012
Location: San José, Costa Rica 
E-mail: fmejia@icap.ac.cr
URL: www.icap.ac.cr

NEWS FROM RCOCI
Regional Cooperation Office for City Informatization (RCOCI)
http://www.rcoci.org

Recent Publications:
Asia-Pacific City Informatization Bulletin, Summer 2012, Issue 34
Governance Asia-Pacific Watch, July 2012, Issue 128
Governance Asia-Pacific Watch, June 2012, Issue 127
Governance Asia-Pacific Watch, May 2012, Issue 126

UNPAN Newsletter is published quarterly by the United Nations Public Administration Network (UNPAN).

Editor: Candace Hosang, UNPAN Managment Unit, Division for Public Administration and Development Management, Department of Economic and Social Affairs, United Nations, 2 UN Plaza-Room DC2-1719A

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