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The Association holds other arrays of programmes, activities and events to professionalise public administration and management in Africa including public talks and participation in national, continental and global initiatives like the United Nation Public Service Forum (UNPSF), Africa Public Service Day (APSD) and United Nations Committee of Experts on Public Administration (CEPA) Sessions among others.


Research and Consultancy


The association endeavours to foster the discovery of new and innovative knowledge and skills through research in various aspects field of public administration, management and development. AAPAM brings together several practitioners and academics who conduct research on selected issues. 

The output benefits from both comparative approaches and inputs rich in theory and practice. Further, in collaboration with seasoned experts, AAPAM offers consultancy services to governments, corporate bodies, regional and international organization.



Seminars, Workshops and Short Courses


We welcome you to participate in our training programmes in the field of leadership, governance, management, administration, human resource and other related spheres. The Association conducts wide spectrum capacity development programmes regionally and continentally for senior and middle level practitioners and young professionals in the private and public sector through seminars, workshops and short courses. The National Chapters equally organize seminars and workshops for public servants, university and college students, professionals, business people and local communities. These training programmes also provide wide opportunities for networking and collaborations



Round Table Conferences

AAPAM organizes an Annual Roundtable Conference held in various countries across the continent. The Association also holds other conferences focusing on current critical issues in African public administration and management in order to increase the knowledge and skills of policy-makers and all stakeholders across the continent. The conferences are international platforms for sharing knowledge, networking and championing a common agenda towards development in Africa.

They bring together delegates from various countries across Africa, including: Ministers; High-level public functionaries drawn from Executive, Legislative and Judicial Arms of Government; Heads of national planning ministries/agencies/offices/commissions, Renowned academics and researchers; Civic leaders (from NGOs and Civil Society organisations); Representatives from banks and financial institutions, industry, donor agencies, United Nations, the African Union, and other international organisations. 


Past Round Table Conferences



  1. AUGUST - 1978

                VENUE: Freetown, Sierra Leone                  

                THEME: African Public Services: Prospects for t he 1980's


  1. AUGUST - 1979

                VENUE: Nairobi, Kenya

                THEME: A Profile of the African Public Service in the 1980's


  1. SEPTEMBER - 1980

                VENUE: Victoria, Seychelles      

                THEME: African Public Services and Public Policy in the1980's


  1. DECEMBER - 1981

                VENUE: Salisbury, Zimbabwe    

                THEME: Personnel Development Management and Utilisation in a Performance Oriented African Public Service in the 1980's


  1. NOVEMBER - 1983

                VENUE: Arusha, Tanzania           

                THEME: The Changing Ecology of Public Administration and Management in Africa


  1. DECEMBER -1984

                VENUE: Blantyre, Malawi           

                THEME: Public Enterprises Versus Privatisation: Which Way For Africa


  1. DECEMBER - 1985

                VENUE: Accra, Ghana   

                THEME: Food Crisis in Africa: Policy & Management Issues


  1. DECEMBER - 1986

                VENUE: Maseru, Lesotho           

                THEME: Policy and Management Issues in the Transport Sector


  1. DECEMBER - 1987

                VENUE: Gaborone, Botswana  

                THEME: African Crisis, Structural Adjustment and Impact on Responses by Public Administration and Management in Africa


  1. NOVEMBER -1988

                VENUE: Kampala,Uganda           

                THEME: Human Resource Development and Employment: Policy and Management Issues


  1. DECEMBER - 1989

                VENUE: Victoria, Seychelles

                THEME: Towards Enhancing Entrepreneurship in African Public and Private Sectors


  1. DECEMBER - 1990

                VENUE: Abuja, Nigeria 

                THEME: Mobilising the Informal sector and NGO's for Recovery Development: Policy and Management Issues


  1. DECEMBER - 1991

                VENUE: Mbabane, Swaziland   

                THEME: Ethics and Accountability in African Public Services


  1. DECEMBER -1992

                VENUE: Arusha, Tanzania           

                THEME: Managing Science and Technology Policy in Africa


  1. JANUARY - 1994

                VENUE: Banjul, The Gambia      

                THEME: Political Pluralism and Good Governance in Africa: Implications for the Public Service


  1. NOVEMBER - 1994

                VENUE: Nairobi, Kenya

                THEME: Mobilisation and Utilisation of Resources for Effective Performance in the Public Service


  1. MARCH - 1996

                VENUE: Cairo, Egypt     

                THEME: Civil Service Reform in Africa: Past Experiences and Future Trends


  1. MARCH -1997

                VENUE: Nairobi, Kenya

                THEME: Decentralisation as a Principle of Democratic Governance in Africa: Issues and Options


  1. NOVEMBER - 1997

                VENUE: Gaborone, Botswana  

                THEME: Preparing African Public Administration and Management for the 21st Century


  1. NOVEMBER - 1998

                VENUE: Nairobi, Kenya

                THEME: Public -Private Sector Partnership: the Path to Africa's Accelerated Development


  1. NOVEMBER - 1999

                VENUE: Kampala,  Uganda         

                THEME: Quality Management Assurances in Africa


  1. NOVEMBER - 2000

                VENUE: Victoria, Seychelles      

                THEME: Good Governance in Africa


  1. MARCH - 2002

                VENUE:  Abuja, Nigeria

                THEME: Managing Change in a Globalizing Economy


  1. NOVEMBER - 2002

                VENUE: Maseru, Lesotho           

                THEME: The African Public Service in the 21st Century


  1. APRIL - 2004

                VENUE: Banjul, The Gambia      

                THEME: The Role of Public Service in Poverty Reduction Strategies: Challenges and Solutions


  1. MARCH - 2005

                VENUE: Mombasa, Kenya          

                THEME: The Enabling State and the Role of the Public Service in Wealth Creation: Problems and Strategies for Development in Africa


  1. DECEMBER - 2005

                VENUE: Livingstone, Zambia     

                THEME: Harnessing the Partnership of the Public and Non-State Sectors for Sustainable Development and Good Governance in Africa: Problems. and the Way Forward


  1. DECEMBER - 2006

                VENUE: Arusha, Tanzania           

                THEME: Towards an Effective Delivery of Public Services in Africa


  1. SEPTEMBER - 2007

                VENUE: Mbabane, Swaziland   

                THEME: Political and Managerial Leadership for Change and Development in Africa


  1. OCTOBER - 2008

                VENUE: Accra, Ghana   

                THEME: Enhancing the Performance of the Public Service in a Developmental State


  1. SEPTEMBER - 2009

                VENUE: Nairobi, Kenya

                THEME: The World Economic Crisis: Challenges to the African Public Administration Systems


  1. NOVEMBER - 2010

                VENUE: Durban, South Africa   

                THEME: Repositioning the African Public Services for the Realization of National Visions


  1. NOVEMBER - 2011

                VENUE: Lilongwe, Malawi          

                THEME: Strengthening Citizen Engagement through Decentralization to Enhance Public Service Delivery in Africa


  1. NOVEMBER - 2012

                VENUE: Zanzibar, Tanzania        

                THEME: Performance Management for Improving Public Service Delivery in Africa


  1. NOVEMBER - 2013

                VENUE: Kigali, Rwanda

                THEME: Quality Leadership for Effective and Efficient Management of Public Service in Africa


  1. MARCH - 2015

                VENUE: Rabat, Kingdom of Morocco     

                THEME: Effective Partnerships for Citizen Centred Sustainable Development


  1. MARCH - 2016

                VENUE: Lusaka, Zambia

                THEME: Transforming Public Administration and Management (PAM) in order to contribute towards the Agenda 2063 within the context of the Sustainable Development Goals”.


  1. NOVEMBER - 2017

                VENUE: El Jadida, Kingdom of Morocco

                THEME: A Transformed Leadership: Managing National Resources to achieve the objectives of Africa Agenda 2063 and Sustainable Development Goals


  1. NOVEMBER - 2018

                VENUE: Gaborone, Botswana  

                THEME: Innovation, Resourcefulness, Integration and Inclusivity; Fundamentals for the Transformation of Governance and Public Administration in Africa to achieve the Agenda 2063 and Sustainable Development Goals.


  1. DECEMBER - 2019

                VENUE: Cairo, Egypt     

                THEME: Transforming Institutions in Africa for Sustainable Development.