The International Conference on Capacity Development during Public Administration Reforms (PAR)
The International Conference on Capacity Development during Public Administration Reforms (PAR) was held in Baku, Azerbaijan on July 9-10, 2015. The conference was organized within the framework of the project “Support to the Civil Service Commission under the President of the Republic of Azerbaijan in implementation of the Institution Reform Plan within the comprehensive Institutional Building Programme”, funded by the European Union and implemented by UNDP Azerbaijan.
The objective of joint Conference organized by UNDP Azerbaijan, Civil Service Commission (CSC) and the Regional Hub of Civil Service in Astana (ACSH) was to familiarize participants with the benefits and the challenges of Capacity Building during PAR, as well as to provide a platform for international and local experts to exchange their views and experiences on the issue.
The Conference dealt with four important topics vital for effective capacity building of civil servants:
- Regional platforms as a tool of the capacity development of civil servants;
- Cultural change in civil service as a result of Public Administration Reforms;
- Return on investment of capacity development of civil servants;
- Establishment of the civil service training centers in the framework of PAR.
ReSPA Director, Mr. Suad Music has delivered keynote speech on Regional platforms as a tool of the capacity development highlighting the relevance of (regional) networking in the International relations, benefits that individuals, institutions and administrations might get out from regional exchange of experience and suggesting systematic approach to planning and assessing value of social learning from networks or communities of practice. In addition to presented ReSPA experience, work of other Regional platforms has been presented as well, such as NISPAcee (Slovakia), Estonian Center for European Partnership (Estonia) and UN Asia and Pacific Training Center fro ICT and Development (Republic of Korea). More closer exchange and collaboration between these and other Regional initiatives should follow.
Presentation of Mr. Music might be opened/downloaded here in pdf.