AAPA 2022 Annual Conference – Call for Papers

AAPA 2022 Annual Conference – Call for Papers

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New Governance Challenges towards Sustainable Development Goals in Asia and the World

Call for Papers

Organiser: Asian Association for Public Administration (AAPA)
Date of the event: 3-4 December 2022
Location: Shanghai, China

The conference:

The world has been hit hard by the COVID-19 pandemic, which has had profound impacts on individuals, organizations, and societies. As a result, countries are now facing major setbacks in the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Though many countries and many cities are gradually recovering from the pandemic, COVID-19’s impacts may be long-lasting. To cope with the challenges, each country and each city may have to adapt their strategies and governance and introduce innovative solutions.
Governments around the world now face a set of open-ended problems which are complex, have multiple objectives, and require decision makers to balance competing interests and optimize benefits. How to plan cities so that public services become more equitable and affordable for all? How to enhance the capacity of officials and the performance of government? How can emerging technologies be used to solve these problems in different countries and cities? Decisions related to these issues will affect the lives of billions of people and shape the future of nations and our planet.
The conference focuses on developing theories, identifying good practices, and presenting new evidence regarding addressing challenges en route to achieving the SDGs. Both academicians and practitioners from Asia and other parts of the world are welcome to submit papers and panels to present your research, debate ideas, and discuss emerging issues, trends and challenges, as well as your solutions in public administration & policy and other fields. Through this event, we hope to develop and reflect on solutions and pathways for recovering from the pandemic and achieving the SDGs under new circumstances, create new theories of governance, and facilitate the exchange of intersectional and international knowledge.


The 2022 AAPA Annual Conference will be jointly hosted by the Asian Association for Public Administration (AAPA) and China Institute for Urban Governance, School of International and Public Affairs at Shanghai Jiao Tong University in collaboration with the International Institute of Administrative Sciences (IIAS). The United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UNDESA) will participate in and support the event through UNPAN and the Secretariat.

Important dates:

Abstract/Panel Proposal Submission Deadline: August 15th, 2022
Notification of Acceptance/Rejection to Authors: End of August, 2022
Young Scholar Paper Seminar: September 10th, 2022
Final Paper Submission Deadline and Online Registration: November 1st, 2022
Conference Check-in: December 2th, 2022
Conference Date: December 3th-4th, 2022
All presenters must register for the conference in order to have their presentation scheduled in the conference program.

To get more information about the conference and AAPA, please visit AAPA Conference website page. If you have other questions, comments, or concerns regarding conference submissions, please send an email to aapaoffice@163.com.

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