President’s Welcome Letter
Dear members of the Korean Association for Public Administration,
The Korean Association of Public Administration(KAPA) will hold its 2022 Summer International Conference in Yeosu, Jeollanam-do. With the main theme of “Green, Digital, COVID 19: Rethinking Public Administration in an Era of the Great Transformation,” more than 700 papers will be presented by renowned scholars and practitioners. Above all, this year’s conference will be an ‘arena of collective intelligence’ with the participation of major government entities, public institutions across various fields, and international organizations such as WHO (World Health Organization), magnifying the significance of this meeting.
In the middle of these challenges, the KAPA as the most preeminent intellectual community and researchers are asked to generate realistic and sustainable solutions. In order to do so, we will discuss future governments going beyond the ‘legacy government,’ and new forms of collaborative governance. Also we will consider opportunities and challenges inherent in digital governance, the new direction of a sustainable green transition, and the resilience of our society after the pandemic. Most importantly, it will be a time of essential reflection, reaffirming the importance of public values in an era of great transformation.
Sook Yeon, Won
The President, Korean Association of Public Administration