Preparations for the 41st AAPAM Annual Roundtable Conference are taking place in the backdrop of a global pandemic that has ravaged the world for the past two years. The COVID-19 pandemic is, without a doubt, the defining global health crisis of our time and the greatest challenge since World War II. The global spread of the virus overwhelmed health systems disrupted the global economy and led to widespread social disruption.
It is evident that the importance of long-term national capacity development through institution-building, human resource development and confidence-building among the national actors, is fundamental to disaster management as well as the attainment of the Sustainable Development Goals and Agenda 2063. It is for this reason that the 41st Roundtable Conference will focus on strengthening institutions.
This Roundtable conference will convene to reflect, dissect and discuss issues related to transforming African public administration institutions as a shared responsibility with a view to realise the following objectives:
- To discuss and agree on how to prepare institutions for the 4th Industrial Revolution (4IR). 6 | P a g e
- To inquire into with a view to understand the role the African Peer Review Mechanism (APRM) in accelerating sustainable African institutions and good governance promotion in Africa.
- To confirm and reaffirm the centrality of public administration in the evolving African Regional Integration Agenda.
- Demonstrate that digital transformation of institutions is a veritable tool for the achievement of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
- Validate and encourage delegates to efficiently deploy public sector institutions for the economic empowerment of people living with disabilities, women and the youth.
- Discuss and agree on how to actualise sustainable development in Africa through remodelling local governments and institutions.
- Discuss the COVID-19 pandemic crisis and the critical role of innovations and technological breakthroughs in building resilient public service institutional capacities including systems able to deliver essential public services during disruptive crisis.
- Share experiences from practical Case Studies