President Aleth M. Mamauag and International Affairs Director Dr. Edmundo C. Gumpal presented a paper titled, “Public Administration of an Excellent Education and Research Program: The Case of CVPED in the Philippines” during the 2015 International Conference of the Asian Association for Public Administration with the theme, “Reform, Innovation and Sustainable Development: Asian Research, Theory and Applications” at the Xian Jiaotong University in China last January 9-10, this year. Also included in the said trip as co-presentor was University Director for Knowledge and Technology Management Dr. Dante M. Aquino. The said conference was jointly organized by the Asian Association for Public Administration (AAPA) and Chinese Association for Science.
CVPED or the Cagayan Valley Program on Environment and Development, which is more popularly known now as CCVPED is a research center based at ISU Cabagan and was established through ISU’s international linkage with the Leiden University in The Netherlands to provide strategic and multi-disciplinary education and research program on the sustainable management of natural resources and bio-diversity in Cagayan Valley.
During the said conference, Dr. Mamauag who was on assignment from CHED Commissioner Dr. Alex Brilliantes signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the AAPA President PAN SUK KIM for the Philippine Society of Public Administration.
The two associations agreed to cooperate and work mutually toward the regionalization and the globalization of AAPA and PSPA. The areas of cooperation, as contained in the MOU include any programs which are offered by either association and which are considered feasible for the development and strengthening of cooperative relationships between the two such as exchange and dissemination of academic information, exchange of personnel, joint research program, joint programs and/or joint seminars and trainings. RSGuingab