The Executive Director of the Department of Learning and Development at the Institute of public administration (BIPA) Ishaq Amin Al-kooheji stated that the institute is moving at serious and stable pace to strengthen its position as an international center by providing scientifically structured administration solutions that will contributes to current and future administrative issues at the local and international level in line with the latest international methodologies and practices and enhance life towards sustainability in various fields.
His statement came during the Institute’s participation in the joint International Conference held in Singapore between IIAS International Institute of Administrative Sciences, and the university of Nanyang Tech IIAS-Lien 2019 under the title of “Innovation and Governance .
Al-Kooheji indicated that the team from the Institute of public administration (BIPA) participated in the Conference as organizers comprised of Feisal al Khayyat, Ms. Dana Al Buaraki and himself, in order to organize and moderate number of key sessions at the Conference that addressed the experiences of countries in the matter of innovation in governance. He noted that that ( BIPA) puts its trust in its cadres and their administrative and leadership skills and believes that the Kingdom of Bahrain has talent and national capabilities who can participate in international forums and in different expertise.
Al- kooheji further added that the Institute for Public Administration had selected during its private meetings eight working papers from among 14 proposals for papers submitted from over nine different countries namely China, Greece, Spain, Slovakia, South Africa, India, Indonesia, Singapore and Belgium. He explained that the deliberation sessions, aimed to highlight best practices and methods associated with governance and creativity to come up with recommendations to contribute to the development of policies of Government work systems and adopt new technologies and labs for innovation in improving the performance of government institutions to reach sustainable development goals for the year 2030.
Al-Kooheji indicated that the working papers that were presented in the workshop touched upon multiple topics as creating balance between theory and practical application in relation to government practices in various countries around the world, and the role of technology in reaching the best model of governance in the public sector. They also looked at strengthening the role of laboratories of innovation in reaching the goals of sustainable development, and different ways for innovation in governance and ways to grab the attention of public to the alternative Government practices, building on the experiences of various Governments that participated in the Conference papers.