AAPAM Newsletter No. 76

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AAPAM Newsletter No. 74

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Citizen Engagement in Africa

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AAPAM 34th Roundtable Conference

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The Network facilitates activities that address the unique challenges faced by young professionals entering the civil service giving them the necessary skills, ethics, values and techniques that will mould them into highly respected professionals, the future leaders of tomorrow.

Since its conception the programme has sponsored Young Professionals in the public service to participate in high level public sector conferences/meeting where they can advocate for issues relating to young/new public sector professionals.  To date the programme has seen the sponsorship of ninety six (96) young professionals from 18 countries to attend high level conferences across Africa.




UPCOMING EVENTS: AAPAM Young Professionals Conference

Venue: Kenya School of Government (KSG) Nairobi, Kenya

Date: 15th- 17th September 2014



This year AAPAM in partnership with the Ministry of State for Public Service, the Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports, the Ministry of the East African Community, the Public Service Commission and the Kenya Association for Public Administration (KAPAM) and will draw 200 participants from East Africa to be a part of the first Young Professionals Network Conference

The theme of the conference is:  “Leadership, Game changers: The Future of Africa’s Public Administration Sector”

Goals of the conference


You can read more about the conference on our Aide Memoire and you can Register here.

Conference Venue: Kenya School of Government 


Kenya School of Government previously known as the Kenya Institute of Administration (KIA) is a leading provider of Learning and Development programs in the Public Sector.   The Institute was established by the Kenyan Government in 1961, to promote professionalism and best management practices mainly in the Public Service. It is situated along Lower Kabete Road, Nairobi (15 Kilometers from Nairobi Central Business District). The school has expansive and serene gardens and there is ample parking space. The school provides first-class conference facility equipped with an amphitheater with a capacity of 400 persons in one sitting. AAPAM had the opportunity to hold its 31st Roundtable Conference in the school and it received remarkable approval from the delegates who attended the conference due to the Ultra-modern conference facilities, high level logistical support and extended generous hospitality to the delegates. For further details visit www.ksg.ac.ke

Key Information


Participation Fees

All participants shall pay registration fees at the following rates

•             Participants from Kenya                                                - US$ 450

•             Others                                                                        - US$ 500


This may be done through our AAPAM Account whose details are as follows:

AAPAM A/C FCY 1103297694

Kenya Commercial Bank

Milimani Branch

P.O. Box 69695, Nairobi

Tel: +254 20 2629650/+254 712366787



All delegates shall be expected to show evidence of payment on the day of the conference or it may be sent to AAPAM via email at  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  or  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  . All receipts will be issued on the first day of the conference.

Registration fees is exclusive of accommodation and travel expenses (air ticket/bus fare to and from Nairobi)

What’s included?

  • Ticket to the Closing Dinner inclusive of food and drinks.
  • Transport to and from the Hotels to the Conference Venue to the airport.
  • Attendance to all Conference Sessions
  • Morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea
  • Delegate Kits.


Once you register online (Registration Form sent to  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  or  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  ) there will be acknowledged via email with confirmation of your requirements filled according to yourRegistration Form.

Cancellation and refund policy

All cancellations must be notified in writing to  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  or  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Refund of registration fees

Cancellations before 27th August 2014 will incur a US$100.00 cancellation fee

Cancellations after 27th August 2014 and before 3rd September 2014 will receive a 50% refund of fees paid

Cancellations after 3rd September 2014 will receive no refund

Appropriate behavior is expected of the delegates and AAPAM reserves the right to revoke the privileges of anyone behaving in an inappropriate manner.

Accommodation & Travel

Kenya offers a wide range of Accommodation options. Delegates are responsible for booking their own accommodation for the length of the conference. To ensure that you receive the AAPAM rate, please book with the contacts listed below. Once you have booked your venue, register these details online; your check in and departure date and the name of the venue you are staying in.

However delegates whom choose to stay in places other than those below will have to prepare their own travel arrangements.

Kindly include your travel Schedule as you register in terms of time of arrival and departure and Flight/Bus option. information Sheet.

VISA Information

Citizens of South Sudan are required to possess a valid Visa and Yellow Fever Immunization Card. Delegates will need to submit a personalized letter of invitation from AAPAM with their visa application.

Visas can be applied for in person or by post at the Kenyan High Commission based in the delegate’s home country.

Please note that AAPAM is not able to process visa applications and that Letters of Invitation will ONLY be issued to delegates who have been nominated to the conference.


Registration fees do not include insurance of any kind. It is strongly recommended that at the time you register for the Conference and book your travel you take out an insurance policy of your choice. The policy should include loss of fees/deposit through cancellation of your participation in the Conference, or through cancellation of the conference, loss of international/domestic air fares through cancellation for any reason, loss of tour monies through cancellation for any reason including airline or related services strikes within Kenya, failure to utilize tours or pre-booked arrangements due to airline delay, Force Majeure or any other reason, medical expenses (including sickness and accident cover), loss or damage to personal property, additional expenses and repatriation should travel arrangements have to be altered. AAPAM cannot take any responsibility for any participant failing to arrange their own insurance. This insurance is to be purchased in your country of origin.

Program and Speaker Highlights

The Conference is comprised of a be a three day Program that will include Sessions by nominated speakers, Presentations by Young Professionals, Team Building Activities and Dinner.

The Conference will serve a rich menu of sub-themes that will be delivered by carefully nominated speakers from both the public and private sector who will personalize their presentations. The conference will provide a platform for like-minded young professionals, engaged in the public service to re-think, re-define and re-imagine the future of the region.  To read more about the speakers click here.

The scope of the conference will cover the unique challenges faced by young professionals entering the civil service; give them the necessary knowledge, skills and techniques that will mould them into highly respected professionals, the future leaders of tomorrow.  It will also provide an opportunity for participants to reflect on their own strengths, challenges; and leadership aspirations in the company of like-minded emerging leaders. The conference will explore what is expected of a modern public sector leader and what it takes to become an effective leader. The conference will address these and other questions as well as delivering first hand, practical advice based on the experiences of leaders at the fore front of their industry.  For the Program Click here.



Conference Theme and Sub-Themes



The program is correct at the time of publishing.  The organizers reserve the right to delete, modify or alter items from the program or to delete, modify or alter any aspect of the Conference timetabling and delivery at their sole discretion and without notice.  Neither the host organization nor the organizers will accept any liability for any loss or inconvenience caused to any party consequent to such changes.

The conference organizers reserve the right to use any recordings whether audio or video and/or any photographs taken at any stage during the Congress for promotional, advertising or reporting of the Congress and/or its content at their sole discretion.


Sponsorship of this conference offers organizations an opportunity to market, network and showcase their products and services to the young demographic represented at the conference. Sponsors can direct their support to one or more of our programs:

  • The social program which includes a dinner
  • Advertising on print and media
  • Planning and Administration
  • Participate as a general conference sponsor

Key sponsorships sell out early. Kindly Download the Sponsorship Brochure for further details





AAPAM Young Professionals Network- Tanzania Chapter

The Tanzania Chapter held a one day workshop to launch the Young Professionals Network on the 31st of May 2013 at the Makumbusho Hall in Dar es Salaam. Mr. George Yambesi, the Permanent Secretary, President’s Office Public Service Management delivered the opening address at the workshop. In his address, Mr. Yambesi applauded the efforts that AAPAM and the Tanzania chapter had made to provide a networking forum for young professionals to dialogue and develop themselves for higher performance.

 Guest of Honor Permanent Secretary President’s Office Public Service Management Mr. George D. Yambesi giving a Speech to the Young Professionals during the Meeting.



YPN Participants                                      Ms. Juliana G. Masawe making an introduction statement


Group photo YPN members together with the guest of Honor after the launching of Tanzania YPN Chapter