Indonesian Asscociation for Public Administration (IAPA) in Bahasa is known as Asosiasi Ilmu Administrasi Negara/Publik Indonesia. IAPA has been established since July 6, 2010 in Bandung, West Java.
In the first period (2010 – 2013), IAPA was chaired by Prof. Dr. Asep Kartiwa (Universitas Padjadjaran), with Deputy Prof. Dr. Sangkala (Universitas Hasanuddin), and Secretary General Dr. Sintaningrum. The Secretariat of IAPA was located on Jalan Bukit Dago Utara Nomor 25 Bandung, West Java.
During the first period, IAPA there were a number of programs accomplished, e.g. Konferensi Administrasi Negara (Public Administration Conference) III at Universitas Padjadjaran in 2010, Konferensi Administrasi Negara IV at Universitas Hasanuddin in 2011, the IAPA Annual Conference at Universitas Brawidjaja in 2012, and IAPA Annual Conference at Universitas Indonesia at the latest, following by formation of a number of IAPA regional committees. Beside those conferences, IAPA has already accomplished the Kerangka Kualifiasi Nasional Indonesia (KKNI, Indonesia National Qualification Framework)-based curriculum taken into effect to all levels of degree program (S-1/Bachelor, S-2/Master, and S-3/Doctorate) in public administration, including general framework of coursework programs established at national level.
Since August 1, 2013 the first period expired and Prof. Dr. Eko Prasojo (Universitas Indonesia) has been elected for Chairman of IAPA for the next period (2014 – 2017) since October 22, 2013. The succession of committee was taken into effect on November 14, 2013, followed by promulgation of IAPA Chairman Decree Number 001/Ka.IAPA/Kep/KP/2014 on January 9, 2014 concerning establishment of IAPA Committee Period 2013 – 2016 in Bandung. Prof. Dr. Sangkala (Universitas Hasanuddin) remains as the Deputy as well as Dr. Sintaningrum (Universitas Padjadjaran). The Secretary General is Dr. Lina Miftahul Jannah (Universitas Indonesia).
The next period of IAPA is going to continue routine platform programs such as IAPA Annual Conference. A number of primary programs would be studies conducted working groups, dissemination of resulted studies especially publishing works, “Indonesia Melayani (Serving Indonesia)” movement, and technical assistances to several local governments would also be conducted.
To strengthen network of productive partnership among scholars and higher education institutions, IAPA Headquarter has responded initiative of formation of IAPA regional committees, for instance, a newly IAPA Committee of Papua – Maluku established in Jayapura on March 3, 2014 chaired by Septinus Saa, M.Si (Universitas Cendrawasih).