The International Association of Schools and Institutes of Administration (IASIA), in collaboration with the Instituto Universario de Lisboa, recently organised the 2019 IASIA Conference in Lisbon, Portugal.
IASIA is an international association, whose mission is to strengthen administrative capacity building around the world, to advance excellence in public administration education and training, and to conduct, discuss, and disseminate cutting-edge scholarly research and "smart practices" on governance and administration.
Six staff members of the School for Public Management and Administration (SPMA) at UP attended the conference, namely Prof Gerda van Dijk, Prof Natasja Holtzhausen, Dr Onkgopotse Madumo, Dr Tyanai Masiya, Dr Adrino Mazenda and Dr Michel Tshiyoyo. The conference theme was ‘Public administration’s missions and goals for the achievement of the sustainable development goals (SDGs)’. The SPMA staff presented papers ranging from public sector debt management and ethics to leadership, to public participation and food security.
From left to right: Dr Onkgopotse Madumo, Prof Natasja Holtzhausen, Dr Tyanai Masiya,
Prof Gerda van Dijk, Dr Tyanai Masiya, and Dr Adrino Mazenda