- ABOUT AGPA
- ANNUAL CONFERENCE
- JOINT SEMINAR
- AGPA STUDY GROUP
On November 19-22, 2017, the Asian Group for Public Administration (AGPA) Annual Conference was held in Xiamen, China. 150 experts and academics from 11 countries including China, Indonesia, Japan, Korea,Philippines and so on participated in the Conference.
This Annual Conference was jointly host by Ministry of Human Resources and Social Security of P.R.China and Xiamen University, and was organized by Chinese Academy of Personnel Science, School of Public Affairs, Xiamen University and Xiamen Municipal Bureau of Human Resources and Social Security. The theme of the Annual Conference is Internationalization of Human Resources and Management of Skilled Migrants. Two subthemes are 1) Policy Choice of Human Resources Internationalization; 2) Good Practices of Skilled Migrants Management and Reform. During the conference, AGPA-EGPA Special Session on Asia-Europe Dialogue: Public Policy on Active Aging, the China-Japan-ROK Roundtable on Civil Service System Modernization and Special Panel of AGPA Study Group on the Role of Public Governance in Fulfilling SDGs were also held.
The Conference had received more than 40 abstracts. Four well-known experts delivered keynote speech at the plenary session. More than 40 participants delivered presentations at the parallel sessions and special panels. Five experts served as the general rapporteur and assistant rapporteurs.
During the Opening Ceremony, on behalf of Ministry of Human Resources and Social Security of China, Ms. Xiao Yanqian, the Deputy Director General of Department of International Cooperation of the MOHRSS delivered welcome speech. IIAS Director General Mr. Sahraoui, and AGPA President Jiang Wu also delivered welcome speeches. Two AGPA Vice Presidents, Mr. Agata Koichiro from Japan and Mr. Eko Prasojo from Indonesia delivered welcome addresses.
The AGPA Steering Committee Meeting was held on November 19.
Co-organized by IIAS and Korea Institute of Public Administration, a roundtable meeting was held in Seoul, Korea on December 10, 2011 to discuss regional and global cooperation in the field of public administration.
At the meeting, Korean participants expressed their interest in applying for corporate membership of IIAS and AGPA and take part in the academic activities. Kyung Bae Park, who works for Central Officials Training Institute of Korea, said that he is delighted to get a better understanding of AGPA and would like to carry out cooperation project and training program with its members in the future. Hwang-Sun Kang of the Korean Association for Policy Study inquired about AGPA book project and Hie Shin Hwang of KIPA asked about membership expansion in Asia. They hope that AGPA will serve as a platform for them to conduct cooperation with academic institutions in other Asian countries.
The Opening Ceremony
The First Vice President of IIAS,
President of AGPA,
President of the Chinese Academy of Personnel Science
Prof, Dr. WU Jiang
The Director-General of IIAS, Mr. Rolet Loretan
Past President of IIAS, Prof, Pan Suk KIM
The President of IASIA, Mr. Michiel de Vries
Head of School of Humanities and Social Sciences of NTU, Prof, Alan Chan
On September 26-29, 2013, the 2013 Asian Group for Public Administration (AGPA) Annual Conference was held in Singapore. 65 experts and academics from 16 countries including China, India, Japan, Korea, Nepal and Indonesia participated in the Conference. Led by President Jiang Wu, a delegation of 5 participants from CAPS attended the Conference. The Conference had received 61 abstracts and 28 full papers. 33 participants delivered presentations at the plenary session and parallel sessions. Four experts served as the general rapporteur and assistant rapporteurs. AGPA President Professor Jiang Wu awarded certificates to all the speakers and rapporteurs of the Conference.
This Annual Conference was jointly organized by Chinese Academy of Personnel Science (CAPS) and Nanyang Technological University of Singapore. The theme of this Annual Conference is Local and Regional Cooperation and Public Governance. The Conference consisted of one plenary session with 3 keynote speeches and 3 parallel sessions on 3 sub-themes. At parallel session 1, 9 participants made presentations on the sub-theme of Intergovernmental Relationships and Quest for Models of Government Cooperation. At parallel session 2, 11 participants made presentations on the sub-theme of Good Governance and Cross-border/Cross-regional Cooperation. At parallel session 3, 10 participants made presentations on the sub-theme of Good Practices on Better Public Service Delivery in Asia.
Coordinated and organized by CAPS, 20 Chinese academics and government representatives participated in this Annual Conference. In academic exchanges during the Conference, Chinese participants took an active part and played an important role. Chinese participants gave their presentations in every session of the Conference. Among the 33 speakers, 7 of them were Chinese. In the meantime, 4 Chinese experts served as moderators and discussants at parallel sessions. Among them, Professor Jiannan Wu, Associate Dean of School of Public Policy and Administration of Xi’an Jiaotong University served as one of the rapporteurs. Professor Changzheng Dai, Dean of the School of International Relations at UIBE delivered a keynote speech at the plenary session.
The CAPS also edited a 10-minute video to promote AGPA by reviewing the establishment, academic events and the past two Annual Conferences. The video was played at the beginning of the Conference and was well-received.
To highlight contributions made by President Jiang Wu to AGPA in the past 3 years since he took the position as the Coordinator, the AGPA Steering Committee proposed and finally decided to change the title of “AGPA Coordinator” into “AGPA President”.
IIAS Director-General Mr. Rolet Loretan, the IIAS past President Professor Pan Suk Kim and Alan Chan, Dean of the College of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences from Nanyang Technological University of Singapore Professor attended the opening ceremony and delivered welcome addresses. Professor Jiang Wu, as IIAS first Vice-president and AGPA President, attended the opening ceremony and delivered a speech to summarize the Conference at the closing ceremony.
The Steering Committee Members
The Opening Ceremony
Prof. Geert Bouckaert, President of the IIAS
Prof. Wu Jiang, President of AGPA
Eko, Prasojo, Vice-minister of State Apparatus and Administrative Reform of Indonesia
Dr. Kuntoro Mangkusubroto, Chairman of UKP4 (President of Delivery Unit)
Prof. Ma Baobin, Professor of Jilin University
On August 27-29, 2014, the 2014 Asian Group for Public Administration (AGPA) Annual Conference was held in Jakarta. 95 experts and academics from 13 countries including China, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, India and Philippines participated in the Conference.
This Annual Conference was jointly organized by Chinese Academy of Personnel Science (CAPS) and Office of the Vice President, the Ministry of Administrative Reforms, the National Institute of Public Administration and Universitas Indonesia. The theme of this Annual Conference is Enhancing Public Trust and Governance through Innovative Public Administration in Globalized and Regionalized Asian Countries. The Conference consisted of 3 sub-themes: The Complexity of Structure and Proliferated Actors in Improving Public Trust and Governance: Building Cooperation and Competition; The Paradox of Globalization, Regionalization and Decentralization in Search of Accountable, Responsible and Effective Governance; and Opportunities, Challenges, Learnings and Innovations in Asian Public Service. Meanwhile, these was also a special panel for IIAS Study Group on Efficiency, Effectiveness and Governance.
The Conference had received 83 abstracts and 60 full papers. Three well-known experts delivered keynote speech at the plenary session. 54 participants delivered presentations at the parallel sessions. Four experts served as the general rapporteur and assistant rapporteurs.
During the Opening Ceremony, IIAS President Geert Bouckaert, AGPA President Jiang Wu, IASIA President Michel de Vries, and Vice-minister of State Apparatus and Administrative Reform of Indonesia Eko Prasojo delivered welcome speeches. Dr. Kuntoro Mangkusubroto, Chairman of UKP4 (President Delivery Unit) attended the conference and made a keynote speech. Director-General Mr. Rolet Loretan participated in the closing ceremony and delivered an address.
The AGPA Steering Committee Meeting was held on Aug 27. The meeting approved AGPA Regulations, and re-elected Steering Committee members and President. The Steering Committee unanimously re-elected Prof. Jiang Wu as the President in his second term. Ms. Ying Xiong from Chinese Academy of Personnel Science was appointed as Executive Secretary of AGPA.