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African Journal of Public Administration and Management (AJPAM)

African Journal of Public Administration and Management

Vol. XXV No. 2. January – June 2018

Chief Editor Prof. Malcolm Wallis, Associate Editors Dr. Obuya Bagaka, Dr. Mataywa Busieka, Dr. Florence Wachira,Prof. Gabriel Ukertor

Muddling Through A Web of Reforms: Botswana’s Attempts to Transform the Public Service Through The New Public Management (NPM) Paradigm by Dorothy Mpabanga, University of Botswana
Security Sector Reforms with Special Reference to the Police Service in Kenya by Elizabeth Owendi Ocholi
Integrated Financial Management System (IFMIS) In Malawi: A Case of a Failed Public Sector Reform Initiative by Professor Lewis Dzimbiri
Public Sector Reforms during a crisis period: The case of Rural Local Authorities capacity building in Zimbabwe by David Mandiyanike and Norbert Musekiwa
Towards a “Whole of Government” Approach Experiences of the Integrated Results Based Management System in Botswana by Lillian Mookodi and Gape Kaboyakgosi
E-Government for better Government in Developing Countries by Naome Rajah and Dorothy Mpabanga
Participatory Geographic Information Systems, Knowledge Objects and Community Emancipation in Support of Public Sector Reform by Dr. Mulalu I. Mulalu
Technology and the Nature of Active Citizenship: The Case of Botswana by Molefe B. Phirinyane

African Journal of Public Administration and Management

Vol. XXV No. 1. July – December 2017

Chief Editor Prof. Malcolm Wallis, Associate Editors Dr. Obuya Bagaka Dr. Mataywa Busieka

The Nigerian Federalism and Sustainable Model For Inter-Governmental Relations: Lessons From The Ebola Virus Epidemic By Mike Opeyemi Omilusi and Jm Oluwaleye
Impact of Government Policy on Sustainable Tourism Development in Zambia by Syed Ali
New Public Management: Is it Relevant in Nigeria? by Chioma Nwamaka Momah
Rethinking the Place of Bureaucracy in Public Sector Management in Africa in 34 the 21 st Century: The Nigerian Experience by Augustine Nduka Eneanya
Economic Integration: The Impact of Conflict on Economic Development of Africa by Julie Muia Mutunga
Real World Evaluations in Nigeria that made a difference by Bala Ibrahim Sambo

African Journal of Public Administration and Management (AJPAM)

Vol. XXIV No. 2. July – December 2016

Chief Editor Prof. Malcolm Wallis, Associate Editors Dr. Obuya Bagaka, Dr. Mataywa Busieka

Promoting Sustainable Development in Africa: The Role of Civil Society and the Importance of Access to Information Regime by A. Arko-Cobbah and Basie Olivier
Decentralization and Local Economic Development in Uganda by Yasin Olum
Enhancing Service Delivery in Namibia through Public Sector Reform over the Last 25 Years: A Case Study of Namibia by Charles Keyter
Harnessing Resource Capacity to Finance Growth and Development in Africa: The Kenyan Experience between 2003 -2012 by Patrick Mumo Muinde and Nura Mohamed
Reviewing and Re-Visioning Vocational Training Policy in a Fragile and Conflict-Affected State: The Case for Mobile Training in South Sudan by Nick Waterman
Leading Reform and Organisational Change: The Botswana Public Service Experience by Bashi Mothusi, Mogopodi H. Lekorwe and Maubrey Pitso

Our Newsletters

Newsletter 83rd

Features

  1. Promoting Peaceful and Inclusive Societies for Sustainable Development Training
  2. Building Accountable and Inclusive Institutions: Challenges and Opportunities for the African Youth.The Second Edition of the African Forum of Territorial Managers – Sadia, Kingdom of Morocco. Organization Development (OD) in Africa.
  3. Transforming Performance Management Competency to Ensure Inclusive Service Delivery. Ibrahim Governance Weekend: Public Service in Africa. The 2018 United Nations Public Service Forum – the Hallmark of Global Public Service Synergy. Africa Public Service Day (APSD)- Kenya- Public Service Innovations Award. The New Public Management Model, Leveraging Women in African Public Service. Mrs. Bridget Jubilee Katsriku- AAPAM Vice-President West Africa and the immediate past Chairperson of the Public Services Commission of Ghana. Milestones in the Ethiopian Public Administration: The Conclusion of KU Leuven and Ambo University Partnership. Policy Proposals for Cabinet.Technical Meeting on the organization of the 5 Edition of the All-Africa Public Service Innovation Awards (AAPSIA) and Reporting Guidelines on the Implementation of the African Charter on Values and Principles of Public Service and Administration. The African Leaders of Tomorrow (ALT) Scholarship program. 5 APS-HRMnet Annual Capacity Building Conference held from 27 to 31 st August 2018.
  4. Innovative Leadership for Organizational Growth and Excellence.The 2nd Roundtable Conference on Equity/Burden Sharing in Trade-Induced Industrialization, Intra-Africa Trade and Integration.

Newsletter 82nd

Features

  1. AAPAM 38 th Annual Roundtable Conference – El, Jadida, Kingdom of Morocco. UCLG-Africa Regional Information and Knowledge Resource Centers validation Workshop.
  2. A Decade of Debating Public Administration and Management Issues in an Era of Multiple Challenges and Constraints. Governance for Implementing the Sustainable Development Commitments in Africa Symposium. Home grown solutions to Service Delivery in Africa: AAPAM Innovative Management Award (IMA).
  3. African Leaders of Tomorrow (ALT) Scholarship Programme Post-Graduation Interview. Health and Safety in the Workplace.

Newsletter 81st

Features

  1. South Sudan Association of Public Administration and Management (SSAPAM) Elects New Executive Committee Members.
  2. Africa Celebrates the 6th Continental African Public Service Day (APSD) in Kigali, Rwanda Africa. The Human Resource Seminar- 2nd Edition.
  3. Invitation to The 38th Round-table Conference. AAPAM participated in the UN-Habitat 26th General Council held in Nairobi Kenya. AAPAM partners with Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI) East Africa Regional Center.
  4. The African Union Specialized Technical Committee on Public Service, Local Government, Urban Development and Decentralization (AU-STC 8) Second Ordinary Session in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

African Association for Public Administration and Management (AAPAM) Conference Proceedings

Young Professionals Conference

15 TH – 17 TH SEPTEMBER 2014
KENYA SCHOOL OF GOVERNMENT, NAIROBI
THEME: “LEADERSHIP, GAME CHANGERS: THE FUTURE OF AFRICA’S PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION SECTOR”

The Government and the people of the Republic of Zambia, were delighted to host the African Association for Public Administration and Management (AAPAM) 37 th Roundtable Conference (RTC) from 29 th February to 4 th of March 2016 in Lusaka, Zambia. The theme of the conference was “Transforming Public Administration and Management (PAM) to contribute towards the Agenda 2063 within the context of the Sustainable Development Goals”. This was the second-time Zambia hosted an AAPAM Annual Roundtable conference. Zambia had earlier on in December 2005 hosted the 27 th RTC in Livingstone. The AAPAM conferences have been held annually for over thirty-seven years. The conferences are continental platforms to enhance knowledge, skills and experience of public administrators and managers through sharing of best practices. The conferences also serve as forums for networking and championing development within the continent. The rich mix of stakeholders and delegates attending the AAPAM conferences is a grand potential for addressing the current global socio-economic and political challenges. Consequently, AAPAM premised the 37 th RTC theme on the African Union Agenda 2063 and the Global Sustainable Development Goals. The theme for the 37 th RTC formed the first part of a three-year arch-theme on Transforming Public Administration in Africa. The 37 th RTC aimed at helping the actors in the local, national, continental and global arena to effectively drive the development agenda albeit from the public administration and management fronts. It is evident that Public administration and management is the nerve center for realization of such visions, hence the need for transformation. This report gives an insight to the proceedings of the conference. It highlights conceptual and theoretical issues in public administration and management regarding their contribution towards the achievement of Agenda 2063 and the SDGs. It also captures the voices and deliberations at the conference with an aim of sharing knowledge and skills to stimulate and encourage the stakeholders and managers in public administration to contribute towards the development of the continent.

Transforming Public Administration and Management in order to contribute towards the Agenda 2063 within the context of the Sustainable Development Goals

Report of the37th Roundtable Conference of the African Association for Public Administration and Management (AAPAM)

Hosted by
The Republic of Zambia
29th February- 4th March, 2016

The Government and the people of the Republic of Zambia, were delighted to host the African Association for Public Administration and Management (AAPAM) 37 th Roundtable Conference (RTC) from 29 th February to 4 th of March 2016 in Lusaka, Zambia. The theme of the conference was “Transforming Public Administration and Management (PAM) to contribute towards the Agenda 2063 within the context of the Sustainable Development Goals”. This was the second-time Zambia hosted an AAPAM Annual Roundtable conference. Zambia had earlier on in December 2005 hosted the 27 th RTC in Livingstone. The AAPAM conferences have been held annually for over thirty-seven years. The conferences are continental platforms to enhance knowledge, skills and experience of public administrators and managers through sharing of best practices. The conferences also serve as forums for networking and championing development within the continent. The rich mix of stakeholders and delegates attending the AAPAM conferences is a grand potential for addressing the current global socio-economic and political challenges. Consequently, AAPAM premised the 37 th RTC theme on the African Union Agenda 2063 and the Global Sustainable Development Goals. The theme for the 37 th RTC formed the first part of a three-year arch-theme on Transforming Public Administration in Africa. The 37 th RTC aimed at helping the actors in the local, national, continental and global arena to effectively drive the development agenda albeit from the public administration and management fronts. It is evident that Public administration and management is the nerve center for realization of such visions, hence the need for transformation. This report gives an insight to the proceedings of the conference. It highlights conceptual and theoretical issues in public administration and management regarding their contribution towards the achievement of Agenda 2063 and the SDGs. It also captures the voices and deliberations at the conference with an aim of sharing knowledge and skills to stimulate and encourage the stakeholders and managers in public administration to contribute towards the development of the continent.

Pursuant to the recommendations of the Inter-African Public Administration Seminar held in Botswana from the 3rd to the 9th of October, 1970; And recognizing the need for the development of competent administrators and managers for rapid economic and social development of the African continent; And in order to promote the study, practice and status of the profession of Public Administration and Management and the adoption of adequate administrative and management practices; And in recognizing the importance of co-operation among African States and institutions in the mobilization of resources for the achievement of these objectives; This representative meeting of the public administrators, managers, institutes of public administration and university schools of administration and management assembled in Freetown, Sierra Leone hereby formally resolve this 6th day of November, 1971 to form the African Association for Public Administration and Management (AAPAM) and adopt this constitution.
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In line with AAPAM’s mission to promote and spearhead Best Practice, Excellence and Professionalism in Public Administration and Management in Africa, this gender policy aims to promote gender equality and ensure its achievement in AAPAM programmes, projects, systems and activities. AAPAM is committed to achieve gender equality together with its partners, including African governments, management development institutes, universities and training institutions, other institutions and corporate bodies and individual members of the Association. Inspired by the Fourth World Conference on Women in Beijing (1995), AAPAM’s gender equality policy is guided by the African Union Gender Policy (2009), the Protocol to the African Charter on Human and People’s Rights on the Rights of Women in Africa (2003); the Solemn Declaration on Gender Equality in Africa (2004); the Southern African Development Community (SADC) Declaration on Gender and Development (1997) as well as the Millennium Development Goals, particularly MDG3 on Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment. AAPAM stands against all forms of discrimination based on gender as these constitute violations of human rights and pose barriers to the achievement of development objectives.
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The challenge is to undertake innovation in the public sector and change without un-duly destabilizing the current system. This is where the work of Govindarajan (2010) is helpful in leading change. He emphasizes the need to ensure that current operations are sustained while identifying change levers and planning a transformed future. How then to be successful is the task in effective leadership which authors like Kouzes and Posner (2007) and Kotter have developed into an art. For example Kotter articulates eight (8) points in leading which includes casting vision, forming a guiding coalition and communicating the plan effectively. What makes life difficult in managing change in public services is that the principal agents namely, our political masters and the typical public servants, we have to work it are risk averse and that for good reason. Neither wants to risk failure in the full glare of the public. That makes innovation in public service twice more difficult. Thus change and innovation in public service does not come easy even though the change drivers may look the same- strategy, organizational climate, strategic leadership, entrepreneurship and organizational resources (Marr, 2009).
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