The United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UN DESA) and the International Association of Schools and Institutes of Administration (IASIA) are organizing an African Regional Workshop for the Review of the Standards of Excellence for Public Administration Education and Training. The workshop will take place from 9 am to 12 noon New York time and 4pm to 7pm Nairobi time on 13 September 2023. The purpose of the event is to gather inputs from Africa on the review and/or update of the Standards of Excellence for Public Administration Education and Training which were originally established in 2008 before the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development was adopted by 193 Member States.
While the Standards are still relevant today, they do not refer to recent inter-governmental agreements and to the insights from the work undertaken by UN DESA/DPIDG and IASIA in the area of public administration education and training. Accordingly, UN DESA, through its Division for Public Institutions and Digital Government (DPIDG) and its Project Office on Governance (UNPOG), and IASIA have established in 2023 a Task Force to review and/or update the Standards of Excellence for Public Administration Education and Training.
All schools of public administration, networks, academia and representatives of international and regional organizations, including all actors and stakeholders, are invited to attend this event.