University of Central Asia hosts delegates from Civil Service College Singapore

Date: 14 September 2011
Bishkek, Kyrgyz Republic, 14 September 2011 – The University of Central Asia (UCA) hosted a delegation from the Singapore Civil Service College (CSC) on a visit to Bishkek, Kyrgyz Republic from 5 to 6 September 2011.
 
The three-person delegation consisting of Mrs Tina Tan, Director of CSC International, Ms Wong Wai Cheng, Assistant Director, and Mr Edison Ngo, Manager, met with officials from the Prime Minister’s Office, Academy of Management, State Personnel Service under the President of the Kyrgyz Republic’s office and the National Agency for Local Self-Government. The purpose of the visit was to become familiar with the challenges facing the training and development of civil servants and to explore ways in which the College can collaborate by sharing Singapore’s experience.
 
“We are grateful to UCA for hosting and enabling our meetings with Kyrgyz government officials. We were pleased to learn that officials appreciated Singapore’s experience in developing an effective public service, its record in fighting corruption, and establishing one of the world’s best business environments. The Civil Service College will be exploring ways in which we can share Singapore’s experience with our friends in Kyrgyzstan,” said Mrs. Tan.
 
During their two-day tour, they also had meetings with the Aga Khan Development Network and other international organizations.
 
“Singapore can make a singular contribution to a better understanding of good governance in
the region, and we hope CSC will deepen its engagement with Kyrgyzstan,” said Dr Bohdan Krawchenko, UCA Director General.
 
UCA has an existing academic partnership with the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, National University of Singapore that supports students from Central Asia in the advanced study of public policy and public administration.