On 30 October 2014 British expert on governance reforms Goran Sumkoski ended his three days lecture course at the Academy of Public Administration under the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan.
The lecture series was part of a project to introduce a number of new courses, reflecting contemporary challenges in public administration, at the Academy with advisory support from an international expert. This project was supported by the British Embassy in Tashkent in cooperation with the United Nations Development Programme.
At the closing of the lecture series, Her Majesty’s Ambassador, George Edgar, said:
I recognise from my own experience as a British civil servant many of the issues and problems that you have been looking at over the last few days. I hope that Goran Sumkoski’s lectures and your discussions have given you useful insights into how the civil service can best perform its important role. I wish you all the best in your future work.
The lecture series included such topics as Public Administration, E-governance and Local Government and it was attended by the Master’s students of the Academy, giving them an opportunity to learn more about the work of public services and the role and importance of E-government.
The Rector of the Academy, Mr Abdujabbor Abduvakhidov, said:
Mr. Sumkoski has delivered very important lectures and they were very knowledgeable. I would like to thank UNDP and British Embassy Tashkent for their support in running this project.
This event ended with a Certificates Award Ceremony to those who attended the lecture series.
UN Resident Coordinator Mr. Stefan Priesner, said:
I would like to thank firstly Mr. Abduvakhidov for inviting us here, secondly Ambassador Edgar for the British Embassy’s assistance that made this event possible and thirdly Mr. Sumkoski for delivering very interesting and insightful lectures.