AAPAM appreciates the many facets of the Public Service and has thus established various networks, in order to effectively reach these facets. These networks include;

a) AAPAM Young Professionals Network (AAPAMYPN)

b) Africa Public Sector Human Resource Managers’ Network (APS-HRMnet).



In the implementation of any country’s development programme, the Civil Service relies on the critical link constituted by the middle level public servants - consisting of the young civil servants and those progressing towards the top of the civil service hierarchy.

As a result AAPAM constituted the Young Professionals Network whose membership includes young public/civil service professionals (who have entered the public/civil service in the last five years and who are 35 years or less).

• The Programme sponsors Young Professionals in the public service to participate in high level public sector conferences - where they lobby for issues concerning young/new public sector professionals.

• Aims to forge a link between the older more experienced public sector managers and build capacity among the younger generations of public servants

• The Network aims to address the unique challenges faced by young professionals entering the civil service - give them the necessary skills, ethics, values and techniques to mould them into respected professionals and upcoming leaders.


Africa Public Sector Human Resource Managers’ Network (APS-HRMnet)

APS-HRMnet was established as a recognition to the need for the development of competent and professional human resource managers in Africa’s public sector. The overall objective of the APS-HRMnet is to provide human resource managers in the public sector in Africa with a networking platform for advocacy, human resources management professional development, information and knowledge sharing to enhance organizational and individual capacity for effective performance in the public sector.

AAPAM houses the Secretariat and the Network is sponsored by the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UNDESA), the Commonwealth Secretariat, the United Nations Development Program and the various African governments.

APS-HRMnet Activities:

  • Research, publications, education and training on human resource management in the public sector in Africa
  • Organization for certification of human resource managers in the public sector
  • Networking nationally, regionally and internationally
  • Providing advisory services to governments and undertaking advocacy activities in various aspects of human resource management

APS-HRMnet Constitution