Dr. Kalam Innovation in Governance Academy (KIGA) has organized 3 editions of the Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam Summit & Awards on Innovation in Governance with the third edition being held on 28th February 2019. This year, the Chief Guest was the Hon’ble Vice President of India Shri M. Venkaiah Naidu. As a part of the Summit, the Academy has hosted 100 most innovative public services personnel, including IAS, IPS officers, PSU leaders, business body leaders & administrative studies related researchers along with academicians.

The Summit is a step in the direction of exploring how cutting-edge technology, out-of-box thinking, can transform the role and impact of governance in India and across the world. It is an international conclave of policy makers, civil service officers, NGOs, media and academia who are dedicated to the task of governance and its dimensions. During the summit, plenary discussions and lectures are also conducted on various topics related to Sustainable Development, Transparent Governance, Corporate Governance and Social Responsibility, and Future Leadership and Development.

Drawing from the lessons and examples of the conclaves and its board of advisors, as a next step, KIGA aims to conduct short-term academic courses in the domain of public policy, governance, public administration and management to enable innovative thinking and action towards solving critical developmental challenges.

KIGA is initiating a 12-week Certificate Course (spanning mostly over weekends) in Innovative Public Policy & Governance covering a mix of in-class lectures and training sessions as well as workshops and field visits. This academic program is targeted to government officials, mid-career professionals working in think tanks, government departments and public policy divisions of corporate organizations, community leaders, development workers and higher education students of public policy, public administration, and management including researchers and PhD students. The selection of meritorious applicants is done through a rigorous application procedure under a defined admission criterion. We aspire that these candidates, equipped with the right policy are able to bring a positive change to the national ecosystem, operating from their respective positions of influence and work on the vision of Dr. Kalam to bring in innovations in their ecosystem which can help the nation.

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