CALL FOR PAPERS: The First Philippine Public Policy Conference

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The Center of Policy and Executive Development (CPED) of the University of the Philippines-Diliman National College of Public Administration and Governance (NCPAG), together with the Philippine Public Policy Network (PPPN), will organize the two-day Inaugural Conference and Organizational Meeting on 21-22 November 2019 to be held at the International Center for Public Administration, UP NCPAG. Likewise, CPED will receive and review abstracts of conference papers until May 15, 2019.

The scope of discussions captures the theme of the conference, “Towards Adaptive Public Policy-Making in Anxious Times”. The same call for papers is being sent out by PPPN Interim President and UP NCPAG Dean Ma. Fe Villamejor-Mendoza, Ph.D., to practitioners, policymakers, academics, and students. Dean Mendoza envisions the conference as a platform for multi-disciplinary discussion, collaboration, and learning to discuss public policy challenges in a rapidly changing global environment brought about by the emergence of the fourth industrial revolution and the shift of geo-political forces.  For which reason, conference papers should delve on current issues, such as programs on poverty, inflation, Tax Reform for Acceleration and Inclusion (TRAIN) law, federalism, war on drugs, among others, that influence policy as a discipline, an evaluative measure, and an innovation.  Abstracts of the conference papers will be accepted until May 15, 2019.

The PPPN will also hold its first organizational meeting during the two-day event. The PPPN commits to become the country-based network of public policy scholars under the umbrella of the Asia-Pacific Public Policy Network (AP-PPN).

At the core of the initiative is CPED’s direct coordination with institutions and organizations to participate in the conference and constitute a dynamic “marketplace of ideas” where public policy converges stakeholders to embody policymaking that responds to issues, processes, and implementation.  CPED welcomes interested participants to contact Ms. JJ Somera at 920-1353 or, particularly on the format of abstracts of conference papers and registration details.  Updates on the Philippine Public Policy Network (PPPN) Inaugural Conference and First Organizational Meeting will be posted on the CPED and NCPAG Facebook pages.

For more details, please download the aide-memoire.