Indonesia’s achievements were re-inscribed at an international event, this time coming from the 2019 IIAS Congress in Singapore. Dean of FIA UI Eko Prasojo received the Braibant Award 2019 award on Thursday, June 20, 2019, and was listed as the third person in Asia who received a similar award, after Akira Nakamura (2010) and Pan Suk Kim (2016). The award was given by the World Administration Institute (IIAS) at the 2019 Braibant Award.
Not all personal can win this prestigious award. Through rigorous and lengthy selection, there are no doubt only a handful of experts and practitioners of world public administration. One of the stages that must be passed by the candidate recipients, they presented the Braibant Lecture in front of world administration experts at the IIAS conference. The conference was attended by approximately 400 experts from 50 countries in the world.
The name The Braibant Lecture was taken from Guy Braibant, former president of IIAS and an important figure in the development of Public Administration.
In his presentation at the 2019 IIAS Congress in Singapore, Eko Prasojo emphasized the importance of determining the right policy direction for the development of governance in Asia and globally through public administration reform.
“Where should we go after this? that is how we balance democracy with meritocracy, look for a middle point between Western public administration and non-West to achieve results-oriented democracy, and build trans-national administration, “he said.
According to him, public administration reform plays an important, strategic role, and is even a prerequisite in strengthening the quality of democracy to realize public welfare.
He added, public administration is an enabling factor in the development of the nation and state.
“We must take the positive side of Western and Asian Values to face the challenges of global governance in this all-round era,” he explained.
The award was presented directly by Prof. Dr. Geert Bouckaert, President of IIAS, at a congress entitled “Effective, Accountable and Inclusive Governance” held at Nanyang Technological University (NTU) Singapore in front of more than 400 academics and foreign practitioners.
This congress is held every year to examine various challenges and opportunities in managing governance in various parts of the world. In addition, this congress is a forum for exchanging ideas to combine economic dynamism with social justice for all people, both developed and developing countries.