SANPA Vice President Professor Akhlaque Haque has been selected to receive an award for his contributions to the American Society for Public Administration (ASPA). Dr. Haque is a professor of political science and public administration at UAB. ASPA has invited Haque to receive the award at its 2023 annual conference, which will take place March 20-24. The Donald C. Stone Service Award was created to honor members who have made significant contributions to society.
SANPA partner South Asian Institute of Policy and Governance (SIPG), North South University, organized a book launching ceremony for the following two books- Public Financial Management System in Bangladesh: A Review from a Governance Perspective and Insights on Trust, Inclusiveness, and Governance in South Asia. SANPA Honorary Member and SIPG Adviser Professor Salahuddin M Aminuzzaman authored the first book, and the second is a collaborative effort by SIPG faculty members and students.
Mr. Mohammad Muslim Chowdhury, Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) of Bangladesh, Dr. Nomita Halder ndc, Managing Director, Palli Karma-Sahayak Foundation (PKSF), and Professor Ishtiaq Jamil, University of Bergen and SANPA General Member commented on the books. Professor M. Ismail Hossain, Pro Vice-Chancellor, North South University, presided over the program. Several general members and EC members of SANPA also attended the event.
Lifetime Achievement Award
NEW PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION SOCIETY OF INDIA conferred the prestigious Mohit Bhattacharya Lifetime Achievement Award-2022 on Professor Prabhat Datta, SANPA EC Member, for his outstanding contribution to the public administration discipline.
SANPA Vice-chair honored
SANPA Vice-Chair, Professor Akhalque Haque, was honored as chief guest on the program on women’s rights as part of celebrating World Human Rights Day on 10 December 2022 at the Indian Institute of Management (IIM), Kashipur, India. As a Senior Fulbright Scholar, Professor Haque is now on an academic visit to IIM, Kashipur. Professor K M Baharul Islam, IIM, Kashipur Professor and SANPA Founding Member, is seen with him.
SANPA Chairperson and Honorary Members meeting with Director, SIPG Professor Tawfique M Haque and his team
Held on 5 December 2005, the meeting discussed some important issues to advance the objectives and aspirations of SANPA and SIPG and eventually agreed to adopt a joint-action plan for 2023. Under the joint action plan, both organizations planned, among other activities, to host an international conference, conduct research and publish a research journal.
The SANPA team included in the meeting: Professor Habib Zafarullah, University of New England and SANPA Chairperson; Professor Ahmed Shafiqul Huque, University of McMaster and SANPA Honorary Member; Professor Ishtiaque Jamil, University of Bergen and SANPA Honorary Member; Dr. Mohammad Mizanur Rahman, SANPA Secretary-General.
The members of the SIPG team were: the Director, Professor Sk. Tawfique M Haque; Asso Professors Dr. Rizwan Khair and Dr. M Mahfuzul Haque; Asstt. Professors Dr. Hasan M. Baniamin and Dr. Akram Hossain.
SANPA Chairperson and Honorary Members visited SANPA Secretariat at SIPG, North South University
SANPA inked MoU with SIPG, NSU
SANPA and South Asian Institute of Policy and Governance (SIPG), North South University, signed a Memorandum of Understanding on 23 June 2022. SANPA Chairperson Professor Habib Zafarullah and SIPG Director Professor Sk. Tawfique M. Haque represented the respective side. SANPA Treasurer Dr. Mahfuzul Haque and EC Member Dr. K M Kabirul Islam were present. At the same time, Professor Salahuddin M Aminuzzaman, Adviser, SIPG, Professor Syeda Lasna Kabir, Professor Rizwan Khair, Professor Mahfuzul Haque, and Dr. Hasan M. Baniamin joined the event on behalf of SIPG. A good number of public administration academics were also present.
Both SANPA Chair and SIPG Director expected that the partnership would deliver tangible results in public administration and governance research and advocacy. Professor Habib Zafarullah appreciated the Director, SIPG, for his keen interest in forging the partnerships.
SANPA Chairperson meeting with IUB Pro-VC
Professor Habib Zafarullah, Chairperson, SANPA, had a meeting with the Independent University, Bangladesh (IUB) Pro Vice-chancellor Professor Niaz Ahmed Khan. SANPA Treasurer Dr. Mahfuzul Haque, EC Member Dr. K M Kabirul Islam, and Secretary-General Dr. Mohammad Mizanur Rahman also attended the meeting.
South Asian Network for Public Administration (SANPA) was established on the 8th day of the month of November in 2020 as a network of knowledge community to foster research, knowledge production, capacity building, knowledge dissemination, and strengthening regional and international partnerships in areas of Public Administration in South Asia and beyond.