African Association for Public Administration and Management (AAPAM) The Association conducts wide spectrum training for senior and middle level practitioners and young professionals in the private and public sector through Seminars, Workshops and short courses. The trainings are in the field of leadership, governance, management, administration, human resource and other related spheres. The trainings are aimed at building capacity in the public sector The National chapters equally organize seminars and workshops for public servants, university and college students, professionals, business people and local communities. They also hold day seminars, and observe the Africa public service every 23rd of June.
The association endeavours to foster the discovery of new and innovative knowledge and skills through research in the field of public administration and management. AAPAM brings together several practitioners and academics who conduct research on selected issues. The output benefits from both a comparative approach and input that is rich in theory and practice.
Comprised of appointees by the Advisory Council. The purpose of the Panel of Judges is to act as the “external examiner? in the award process.
These are organized at the request of interested parties.
AAPAM organizes an Annual Roundtable Conference and periodically, other conferences focused on current critical issues in African public administration and management in order to increase the knowledge and skills of senior level policy-makers across the continent. The conferences are aimed at sharing knowledge, networking and championing a common agenda towards development in Africa. The themes of the conferences are identified based on prevailing challenges affecting public administration and management in Africa.
The Roundtable conference brings together senior African government officials to: enhance their knowledge of international best practices and awareness of global socio-economic successes, challenges and lessons learned; to find common solutions to public sector problems; enhance the profile of the public service within governments and the public; and develop public sector networks and public service delivery.
The AAPAM Roundtable has been held every year since 1978 in a different location. The conferences enlists the participation of 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 regional groupings.