Warm greetings from the African Association for Public Administration and Management (AAPAM) Executive Commitiee and Secretariat. It is my hope that you are all in good health and are keeping safe. Since early March 2020, the COVID-19 pandemic has ravaged African countries compromising already fragile economics and undermining essential service delivery to citizens who have never needed these services more! It is our hope that you have remained steady in your commitment to enhance service delivery in the continent and have adopted to the agile and innovation approaches to service delivery that have proven necessary for this period. As an organization we continue to reaffirm our commitment towards building professional resilient public servants who are capable of steering African countries through the darkest of times with tenacity.