AAPAM has made tremendous strides towards attaining its stated goals and objective; key areas of achievement include:
1.Publications and Literature on Public Administration and Management
Through consultancy and research, roundtable conferences, seminars and workshops, AAPAM has published literature on diverse topical areas including the recent publication on “Citizen Engagement, Decentralization and Service Delivery in Africa”. Literature can be accessed at AAPAM Resource Centre; this is freely available to members for research activities and utilization.
2.Providing a knowledge hub in Africa
AAPAM has successfully established a Resource Centre that provides its members and non members with current, relevant and useful publications on diverse topical areas in leadership, governance, public administration and management domains amongst others.
These publications are prepared as a result of consultancy and research, roundtable conferences, seminars and workshop, etc. The Centre provides an ideal spectrum wealth of knowledge by bringing together the works of experts, practitioners, scholars, and academics who conduct research in various areas.
Housed at the Secretariat offices, the Resource Centre is open to all during the secretariat office hours. Individuals may also access the resource centre details online via our website.
3.Promotion of Recognition of Innovation in Africa’s Public Sector.
AAPAM’s awards have become a focal point in the calendar of public administrators in Africa and have seen an increase in prestige and recognition since their inception.
4.Encouraging Cross-Generational Transfer of Knowledge and Skills in Africa Public Sector
Since the programme began in 2006, over 100 Young Professionals have been facilitated to attend high level public sector conferences and forums. The participation of the young professionals has also helped to provide a valuable forum for the professionals, who are tomorrow’s leaders, to interact with their Heads and Administrators of Public Service on a one on one level, an opportunity which is as valuable as it is rare.
5.Facilitating Formation of International and Continental Networks and Associations
•The African Management Development Institutes Network (AMDIN) – 2005
•The Association of African Public Services Commissions (AAPSC) – 2008
•The African Public Sector Human Resource Managers Network (APS-HRMnet) - 2009
6.Promoting African Development
AAPAM is among the few Trans-Africa organizations that promote the agenda of the African Union (AU) and NEPAD for Africa’s development. AAPAM brings together African experts and professionals to discuss Africa’s development challenges. It has contributed towards development of highly qualified African professionals in Public Administration and Management.
7.Advancing Gender Mainstreaming Policies
AAPAM is committed to achieving gender mainstreaming together with its partners and members. To this end, the Association has developed a gender policy that aims at promoting gender equality and equity through its programmes, projects, systems and activities.