Archive of Activities

Regional Forum on Reinventing Government in Asia

September 8, 2006

WEDNESDAY, 6 SEPTEMBER 2006

9:00-09:30 

Opening Ceremony

Mr. Kim Ho-young

Acting Director, United Nations Governance Centre

H.E. Dr. Lee Yong-sup


Minister of Government Administration and Home Affairs, Republic of Korea

Mr. Guido Bertucci, Director

Division for Public Administration and Development Management, United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs

Mr. G. Shabbir Cheema,

Principal Advisor, Division for Public Administration and Development Management, United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs

09:45-10:00

Group Photo and Coffee Break

10:00-11:30

Session I: Public Sector Capacity and Innovations

Introduction by Chair: H.E. Dr. Sarath Amunugama, Minister of Public Administration and Home Affairs of Sri Lanka

Context Presentation

Dr. Pan-suk Kim, Associate Dean and Professor of Public Administration, Yonsei University, Republic of Korea

Country Experiences

Laos , Malaysia, Mongolia , Republic of Korea , Singapore , Thailand

11:30-11:45

Coffee Break

11:45-13:00

Continuation of Session I, Session Summary,

13:00-14:30

Lunch

14:30-16:00

Session II:  Building Trust for Service Delivery and Access

Introduction by Chair: Dato' Haji Yaacob Hussin

Director General Malaysian Administrative Modernization and Manpower Planning Unit (MAMPU), Malaysia

Context Presentations:

Dr. M. Ramesh , Lee Kwan Yew School of Public Policy,

National University of Singapore

Mr. Rehman Sobhan, Chairman, Centre for Policy Dialogue, 

Bangladesh

Country Experiences:

Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Indonesia , Japan , Myanmar , Pakistan

16:00-16:15

Coffee Break

16:15-17:30

Continuation of Session II, Session Summary

19:00-

Dinner hosted by Minister of Government Administration and Home Affairs,Republic of Korea

 

 

THURSDAY, 7 SEPTEMBER 2006

09:00-10:30

Session III: Accountability, Transparency, and E-Governmen

Introduction by Chair: Dr. Kuk-Hwan Jeong, Senior Research Fellow, Korea Information Society Development Institute, Korea

Context Presentations:

Mr. Jak Jabes, Practice Team Leader & Regional Coordinator, Governance Team, UNDP Regional Centre in Bangkok, Thailand

Dr. Gerald Zhiyong Lan, Professor, School of Public Affairs, Arizona State University, USA

Country Experiences:

Brunei , Cambodia , China , Philippines , Republic of Korea

10:30-10:45

Coffee Break

10:45-12:00

Continuation of Session III, Session Summary

12:00-13:30

Lunch hosted by Chairman of Presidential Committee on Government Innovation & Decentralization, Republic of Korea

13:30-15:00

Session IV:  Decentralization and Local Governance: Bringing Government Closer to People

Introduction by Chair: Mr. Hassan Mehmood Yousufzai, Chief Economist, Planning and Development Department Government of North West Frontier Province (NWFP), Pakistan

Context Presentations:


Mr. Tatsuro Niikawa, Doshisha University, Kyoto, Japan

Dr. Siripurapu Kesava Rao, Principal, Administrative Staff College of India

Country Experiences:

Republic of Korea , India , Nepal , Pakistan , Sri Lanka , Vietnam

15:00-15:15

Coffee Break

15:15-16:30

Continuation of Session IV, Session Summary

17:00-19:00

Tour of the Korean Government Innovation Hall

Central Government Complex, Seoul

19:00-

Dinner hosted by Minister of Information and Communications, Republic ofKorea

 

 

FRIDAY, 8 SEPTEMBER 2006

09:00-09:20

Introduction to the Working Groups: Mr. G. Shabbir Cheema, Principal Advisor, Division for Public Administration and Development Management, United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs

09:20-10:30

Initiation of the Working Groups

Group I: South Asia

Resource Person: Mr. Rehman Sobhan, Chairman, Centre for Polic Dialogue, Bangladesh

Group II : South-East Asia

Resource Person: Dr. Syed Ahmad Bin Hussin, Director, Center for International Studies, Universiti Sains Malaysia

Group III : North and East Asia

Resource Person: Dr. Kong Dongsung, Professor of Sungkyunkwan University, Republic of Korea

10:30-10:45

Coffee Break

10:45-12:00

Continuation of Working Group Discussions

12:00-13:00

Lunch hosted by Administrator of Public Procurement Service, Republic ofKorea

13:00-14:30

Working Group Presentations and Discussion of Results

Chairperson: Mr. Guido Bertucci, Director, Division for Public Administration and Development Management, United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs

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