CPSI hosting the 2014 UNPAN-SADC workshop: 10 & 11 September 2014
A network of UN Public Administration Network (UNPAN) Portal country coordinators from SADC Countries met for two day in Johannesburg to engage on knowledge sharing and innovation for improved service delivery.
The CPSI is one of 33 global Online Regional Centres that upload documents, events and announcements related to public administration and financial management onto the portal. CPSI is responsible for the SADC region and annually hosts a coordinating workshop where representatives can share best practices and solve challenges.
The first part of the workshop was dedicated to SADC-UNPAN business and included feedback on performance, quality control and a discussion on ways to increase contributions to the portal by member states. The second part focussed on capacity development where knowledge management (through the Portal) was linked to public sector innovation. Four sessions were dedicated to a shortened version of the CPSI’s Leading Innovation in the Public Sector course that is also on offer by the National School of Government. Presentations will be uploaded to the UNPAN portal or can be downloaded from the links below:
Lydia Phalwane - UNPAN Portal & Progress Report
- UNPAN, KM and Innovation
CPSI's Annual Innovation Conference
This year the CPSI conference was held in Cape Town, the 2014 World Design Capital.
Conference proceedings is posted on the Conference page.
The theme of the conference was: Building an innovative state machinery for maximised service delivery impact
Minister Chabane meets with the CPSI
As part of his endeavour to meet as soon as possible with all his Portfolio Institutions and their staff, Minister Chabane, accompanied by Deputy Minister Dlodlo and the Director General of DPSA, Mr Mashwahle Diphofa, was received by the CEO of CPSI, Ms Thuli Radebe.
The Minister reflected on the critical role that the CPSI should play in addressing the very well-known service delivery challenges and by providing “out-of-the-box thinking to find sustainable innovative solutions”. He further emphasised the role of the institutions in his portfolio to ensure a productive public service where staff are motivated, supported, focussed and working efficiently and effectively.
The Minister committed to identifying and eliminate those projects and programmes in the Portfolio that do not clearly and substantially support the mandate and to strengthen those that do. He expects the Portfolio Institutions to collaborate closely to deliver on the commitments of the new Administration.
Minister Chabane, Deputy Minister Dlodlo and the CEO of CPSI, Ms Thuli Radebe
OpeniX: Gauteng's Premier Innovation Exchange
OpenIX is a South African platform, developed by The Innovation Hub, that delivers tangible solutions to persistent challenges, and connects leading African researchers and technology entrepreneurs with imminent commercial opportunities.
Challenges are posted by government and private sector partners, and reflect a strategic need defined through a rigorous process. Appropriate solutions are then sourced from the extensive innovation community linked to the platform.
Technology Offers are vetted late stage R&D or prototypes posted by researchers and entrepreneurs looking for co-development partners, licensing and commercial opportunities. Click on the image above for more information.