Dr. Msiska is the current President of AAPAM. He is also the Director General of the Zambian Atomic Energy Agency (ZAMATOM). Previously he served as the Secretary to the Cabinet and Head of Public Service- Zambia. Prior to this appointment in 2012, he worked in various national and international positions like Permanent Secretary for the Public Service Management Division, Permanent Secretary for Public Administration, Deputy Secretary to the Cabinet responsible for Civil Service Reforms, Project Director -United Nations Development Programme and Executive Director Namibian Institute of Public Administration among others. He was also a Consultant to the World Bank, UN Economic Commission for Africa (ECA), United Nations and UN World Health Organization (WHO). He has been a member of many technical working groups in Africa. Dr. Msiska holds a Master’s degree in healthcare from the Royal Tropical Institute in the Netherlands and is a medical practitioner with bachelor’s degrees in medicine and surgery from the University of Zambia.
Mr. Benchaaboun is a graduate of the National School of Telecommunications of Paris. He was first appointed as the Minister of Economy and Finance in August. In October 2019, he was re-appointed as the Minister of Economy and Finance and was in addition assigned the portfolio of the Reform of the Administration. Previously he has served as the Chief Executive Officer of the Banque Centrale Populaire (BCP), General Manager National Agency for the Regulation of Telecommunications (ANRT), Deputy General Manager Banque Centrale Populaire (BCP) and Director of the Administration of Customs and Indirect Taxes amongst others. He brings to AAPAM a rich wealth of experience gained from several senior positions in the private sector, most notably as Director of the Industrial Division of Alcatel Alsthom Group in Morocco. He is an active member of associations and various institutions. In the past, he has served as the president of the Confédération Internationale des Banques Populaires (CIBP) from 2012 to 2015 and President of the French-speaking telecommunications regulatory network from 2005 to 2006. In April 2010, Mr. BENCHAABOUN was awarded by His Majesty the King the "Ouissam Al-Arch", an order of knighthood
Vice President, North Africa
Ms. Ghada is the current Deputy Minister of Communications and Information Technology for Institutional Development in the Arab Republic of Egypt. Previously she was the Deputy Minister of Planning for Administrative Reform. She has also worked in numerous national and international posts including, Advisor to the Prime Minister for Follow-up and Information Technology, Chief of staff at the Cabinet of ministries, Deputy for Institutional and Human Development at the Ministry of Communication and Information Technology (MCIT), advisor to the Minister of State for Administrative Development for Institutional Development, United Nations for Development Program (UNDP) National Coordinator for Result Based Management (RBM) Project, Expert in the African task force for restructuring the free trade area for Common Market for East & West Africa(COMESA) and its affiliated institution, Technical Office Director of H.E. the Minister of State for Administrative Development among others. Similarly, Ms. Ghada has served as a board member and committee member in numerous local, national and international committees. She holds a Master degree in marketing at the ÉcoleSupérieureLibre des Sciences CommercialesAppliquéesanda B.Sc. in Electrical Engineering from Cairo University. Likewise, she has obtained a diploma in National Security from Nasser Academy for military sciences.
Vice-President, West Africa
Mr. Dada is the Director of Studies at the Administrative Staff College of Nigeria (ASCON). Before joining the Administrative Staff College of Nigeria (ASCON) in 1996, he worked in the private sector as a Marketer, ICT Consultant and Human Resource/Administrative Officer. A seasoned administrator, a public affairs and development management analyst of international repute, Mr. Dada has served as a Consultant/Resource Person to various international, regional and national organisations including the UNDP, COMSEC, ECOWAS and World Bank- sponsored Projects. Mr. Dada holds a B.ScHons (Economics) from the University of Maiduguri (1991), and an M.Sc (Environmental Resource Management) from the Lagos State University, Ojo (1998). In addition, Mr. Dada obtained a Graduate-Diploma (Corporate Management) in 1996, from Nigeria College of Administration and a Diploma (Data Programming and Processing), 1992 from the AusChris Computers, Kaduna.He has attended various conferences, seminars and workshops within and outside Nigeria. In addition, Mr. Dada has contributed to numerous academic books, journals and articles. He has presented over 30 peer-reviewed international conference papers. He is also a member of numerous professional bodies including, AAPAM, the Institute of Management Consultant of Nigeria (IMCON), the Nigeria Economic Society (NES) among others.
Vice-President, South Africa
Ms Mosalakatane has a passion for empowering individuals, organisations, and communities. In the past twelve years, she has successfully carried out consultancy projects for public and private sector organizations, non-governmental and international organizations in Botswana and other SADC countries. Currently, she is the Director General of Directorate Public Service Management of the Republic of Botswana. Prior to this, she worked as Managing Director and Principal Consultant for BothoPele Management Consultants (Pty) Ltd, Country Director (Botswana) for the Institute of Development Management (IDM); Organisation Development Manager, Head of Personnel and Employee Relations and Human Resource Director respectively for the Botswana Housing Corporation (BHC). She also had a 1 year stint working as Consultant for the Southern African Development Community (SADC) besides serving in several corporate boards and committees including; IDM, Botswana Telecommunication Corporation (BTC), Tertiary Education Council (TEC) now Human Resource Development Council (HRDC), Public Enterprise Evaluation and Privatisation Agency (PEEPA), Botswana Productivity Association, Botswana Excellence Foundation, National Development Bank, and Technical Committee on the rationalization of HRDC, Botswana Qualifications Authority (BQA) and Botswana Examination Council (BEC). Ms.Mosalakatane holds a Degree in Social Sciences plus a Master of Science Degree in Human Resource Development from the University of Botswana and the Manchester University in the UK respectively
Vice-President, East Africa
Mr. Nakabago is the current Director Finance and Administration and Secretary to Governing Council Uganda Management Institute (UMI).He brings on board, over 37 years wealth of experience in various capacities in the public sector (including Government ministries and other public institutions). Currently, he is undertakinga Doctorate Studies in Business Management at the North West University of South Africa. He holds a Master of Business Administration (Finance) and a Bachelor of Commerce (Finance) degreeboth from Makerere University, Kampala.He has also undertaken an Administrative Officers Law Course from the Law Development Center, Kampala, 2013. Mr. Nakabago is a formidable AAPAM champion in Uganda and the East Africa region. He is versed on financial and management matters.
Dr. Owino is the Principal Secretary State Department for Industrialization, Kenya. Before joining State Department for Industrialization he was Principal Secretary State Department for Youth and Genders Affairs. He has also served in various capacities in the Kenyan public service including as an Assistant Secretary, Senior District Officer, Senior Assistant Secretary, Undersecretary, Acting Deputy Secretary and Director (National Cohesion and Values) . Dr. Owino holds a Doctor of Philosophy (Peace and Conflict Studies), Master of Business Administration (Strategic Management) and Bachelor of Arts (2nd Class Upper Division)from Masinde Muliro University of Science and Technology, Kenya Methodist University and University of Nairobi respectively. He also possesses a Certificate in Guidance and Counseling from University of Nairobi.
George Kojo Scott is the current Secretary General of the African Association for Public Administration and Management (AAPAM). He has previously served in the Public Service of Ghana in different capacities including Chief Director (Permanent Secretary) in the Ministry of Environment, Science & Technology and the Ministry of Aviation Ghana. He was also for many years a part-time lecturer of Post-Graduate course in Public Administration and other training programs at the Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration (GIMPA). In AAPAM, Scott has led the Association in hosting several Annual Roundtable Conferences and other capacity development programs including international workshops, seminars and trainings in a number of African countries. He has further participated and made presentations in several international conferences. Currently, he also serves at the United Nations Committee of Experts on Public Administration on an observer status. George Scott has authored three books; co-edited four recently published AAPAM books; and contributed widely in internationally accredited journals.
The AAPAM council support the Executive Committee and Secretariat in running the Association. It is made up of National Chapter chairpersons, management development institutes and higher learning institutions’ representatives, corporate and individual members’ representatives. 2019-2021 Council Members All National Chapters Chairpersons National Chapters chairpersons are AAPAM’s national focal points. They lead the Association inimplementing its objectives, mission and vision in the various African countries. Representatives of Corporate Members 1. Uganda Management Institute (UMI) 2. Kenya School of Government (KSG) 3. Lesotho Institute of Public Administration and Management(LIPAM) 4. Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration(GIMPA) 5. Schoolof PublicManagement and Administration (SPMA)- University of Pretoria 6. Djibouti National School of Public Administration 7. National School of Administration, Tunisia Representatives of Individual Members 1. Dr.TeferiHaileMichael Director, Addis Center for Sustainable Development Kotebe Metropolitan University Addis Ababa, Ethiopia 2. Dr. Finlay SamaDoh P.O. Box 6618 Yaounde, Cameroon 3. Mrs. Gertrude Mpaka Dar-es Salaam, Tanzania 4. AbouMeizar Director Djibouti National School of Public Administration Djibouti
This is the technical and administrative organ responsible for the day to day running of the Association’s. It is headed by a Secretary General supported by the secretariat staff.The Secretariat is located in Nairobi, Kenya. It is the implementation wing of the Association charged with the responsibility of carrying out all the programmes, activities and events of the Association.