The International Public Policy Association (IPPA) and the Public Administration Association of Nepal (PAAN) came together on June 29, 2023, to sign a momentous Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) at a signing ceremony held in Toronto, Canada. The MoU represents a significant step towards strengthening cooperation and collaboration between the two prominent organizations.
The signing ceremony, attended by distinguished guests and officials, saw Mr. Krishnahari Baskota, President of PAAN (Nepal), and Mr. Phillip Zitone, General Secretary of IPPA (France), affix their signatures to the agreement. This landmark event marked the official beginning of a partnership aimed at fostering mutual growth and knowledge exchange in the field of public policy and administration.
The MoU outlines various areas of cooperation, including joint research projects, academic exchanges, and the sharing of best practices in public administration. By pooling their expertise and resources, IPPA and PAAN are set to contribute significantly to advancements in public policy formulation and implementation on both regional and global scales.
Both organizations expressed their enthusiasm for this strategic alliance, which is expected to open doors for cross-border collaborations, capacity building, and networking opportunities for their respective members. The partnership is poised to play a crucial role in promoting good governance, innovation, and sustainable development in the public sector.
With the MoU now in effect, IPPA and PAAN are determined to work closely together to make substantial contributions to the enhancement of public administration practices and the achievement of common goals in the realm of public policy.