13th Annual CPSI Public Sector Innovation Awards 2015
The Centre for Public Service Innovation in partnership with the North West Provincial Government will on Thursday, 7 May 2015 launch the Call for entries for the 13th Annual CPSI Public Sector Innovation, at Mmabatho Palms Hotel at 10:00 am.
The CPSI is an institution in the Ministry of Public Service and Administration established to identify, support, nurture, test and pilot innovative solutions in the public sector with a view to improve service delivery.
The role of the CPSI is primarily to function as an enabler, facilitator and champion for innovative ideas. This requires creating an enabling environment for the generation and rewarding of new ideas; facilitating engagements among public, private and non-governmental entities, with a view to establishing sustainable and mutually beneficial partnerships and championing the value of and need for innovation within the public service.
As part of its mandate, the CPSI holds the Annual Public Sector Innovation Awards programme which is now in its 13th year.
The call for entries for the 2015 edition of the Awards will be launched in partnership with the Office of the Premier in the North West Province and MTN Foundation and it is an official call for the Public Sector to make submissions of their innovative projects under the following categories:
Innovative Partnerships in Service delivery (i.e. government to government, private sector with government; CBO/NGO with government)
Innovative use of ICTs for effective service delivery
Innovative Service Delivery Institutions (i.e. schools, hospitals, clinics, courts, police stations)
Innovative Enhancements of Internal Systems of Government
The category winners will then compete for the coveted Public Sector Innovator of the Year Award.
The annual Public Sector Innovation Awards promote and encourage best practices in the public sector innovation and celebrate the successes of individuals and teams at all spheres of government. The programme also serves as a tool for expanding innovation and encouraging others to innovate for improved of service delivery.
The awards also serve as an important conduit for entry into the prestigious international awards programmes such as the United Nations Public Service Awards, the Common Wealth Association for Public Administration and Management (CAPAM) International Innovation Awards, the All Africa Public Sector Innovation Awards (AAPSIA) and the Africa Association for Public Administration Management (AAPAM) Awards.
Members of the media are invited and encouraged to attend as follows:
Date: 7 May 2015
Time: 10h00 am
Activity: Call for Entries Launch
Venue: Mmabatho Palms Hotel
RSVP should be forwarded to:
Ms Julia Ndlovu
Tel: 012 683 2867
Cell: 071 6722 466
Tel: 012 683 2800/2814
Cell: 076 422 3716
SOURCE: SOUTH AFRICAN OFFICIAL NEWS