RANEPA will help develop public administration in Cuba
On September 17, the Presidential Academy signed a Memorandum of Cooperation with the Higher School of State and Government Cadres of the Republic of Cuba.
The signing ceremony was held at the Cuban Embassy in Moscow and attended by Cuba Deputy Minister for Higher Education Miriam Alpizar Santana, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Cuba Gerardo Penalver Portal and RANEPA Vice-Rector, Director of the Institute for Finance and Sustainable Development (IFSD) Andrei Margolin.
The MoC is aimed at developing and strengthening cooperation in public administration, advanced training of senior executives and entrepreneurship. “First of all, we plan to cooperate in advanced training of civil servants. There are Cuban schools working in the same field as our Academy, and we will begin more substantive cooperation with them. We will identify the programs that our Cuban colleagues are interested in, and will invite them to RANEPA for internships. Perhaps our professors will also go to Cuba,” Andrei Margolin said.
One of the areas for cooperation under the MoC is the training of managers for the digital economy and public administration. The Presidential Academy has significant experience in implementing such programs for state and municipal officials, developing their competencies in data management, digital transformation and public administration. The Center for the Training of Digital Transformation Executives at RANEPA Graduate School of Public Administration develops such programs and provides analytical and methodological support to commercial companies and public authorities.
The Memorandum will contribute to strengthening RANEPA’s partnerships with universities in Cuba, the exchange of experience and the formation of a common understanding of the digital development principles.