10 August 2021
Category : Interview
# PublicExpertise: based on exchange, not on superiority
We interviewed Fernando Sánchez-Beato, a sociologist at the National Institute of Public Administration in the Ministry of Territorial Policy and Public Function who has worked on two FIIAPP-managed cooperation projects in Chile and Peru. This is part of FIIAPP’s #PublicTalent programme, which is active in more than 100 countries.
What would you highlight about your contribution to the mission to improve the lives of people and the planet?
What I am most proud of is having taken each mission as a personal challenge, analysing the objectives and conditions of the project in depth and having given my best. Although it is difficult to know to what extent, our mission has contributed to the general aim of improving the lives of people and the planet, beyond having personally contributed with the maximum interest and motivation to achieve the proposed goals.
What is the main value of the public sector for you?
Without a doubt, ethics. Ethics is the foundation on which transparency and democratic quality have to be built.
What have you learned from this experience?
I have learned many valuable things – that it is not based on superiority but on sharing experiences, that one never stops learning, that the search for solutions must begin with history, the actors and the cultural codes of the country to which they are going to be applied.
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