AAPAM’s Awards program was launched in 2005 and consists of five categories of awards:
- Gold Medal.
- Innovative Management.
- Best Student Essay.
- Excellence in the Teaching of Public Administration in Africa.
- Outstanding Contribution to Knowledge in Public Administration and Management.
The awards recognize persons and institutions in the public service that have made outstanding contributions in the field of Public Administration and Management in Africa. They also aim to set standards of excellence for others to aspire and enhance the image of Public Sector as a worthy domain for career pursuits.
The awards are usually supported by willing sponsor individuals and organizations who undertake to promote innovation in the continent.
The Gold Medal Award marks the exceptional achievement of an individual who has shown distinctive leadership, or has made a significant contribution to the advancement of excellence in public administration and management in Africa. Awarded bi-annually, the AAPAM Gold Medal is the highest honors accorded by AAPAM to outstanding public service.
Dr. John Mary Kauzya, Professor Extra-ordinary School of Public Leadership Stellenbosh University, was crowned the 2022 AAPAM Gold Medal Award winner during a wonderful cocktail hosted by the Government of Uganda.
Whereas the AAPAM Gold Medal is an award for Individual achievement, the Innovative Management Award is to recognize organizational achievement. It is intended to encourage creative managerial initiatives in Public Administration and Management in Africa. Entries’ are judged by a jury on five categories: Innovation, Relevance, Significance, Sustainability and Replication.
It is awarded annually and usually currently supported willing donors, organizations and individuals
Best Student Essay
As part of mentorship and succession training, AAPAM awards best Graduate and Post- Graduate students in an essay competition. Participate by sharing your ideas, proposals on how to enhance governance and public administration in Africa. Interested applicants must send a maximum of 500 words to the secretariat on email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org. Selected applicants will be featured in AAPAM publications and stand a chance to be awarded best student essay at the Annual Roundtable Conference.