Executive Committee

Dr. John Nakabago


Dr. John Nakabago is the President of African Association of Public Administration and Management (AAPAM), this appointment came following the general elections held at the 41st Roundtable Conference held in Cape Town, South Africa in December 2022. Dr. Nakabago has over 40 years of working experience in various capacities in the Public Sector, he currently serves as the Director Finance and Administration/ Secretary to Governing Council at the Uganda Management Institute (UMI). Dr. Nakabago has previously held leadership roles including Director - Project Implementation Unit – Ministry of Education and Sports, Uganda (1997 to 2006), Project Administrator - Ministry of Local Government (Uganda), 1991-1998, Principal Accountant, Coffee Marketing Board, Head of Management Accounting Division and Chief Accountant - Jubilee Ice Soda Works Limited (1986 to 1990), Head of the Accounts Department and Company secretary Accountant - Uganda Grain Milling Company Limited. 1981 – 1986. Dr. Nakabago holds a PhD in Business and Economic Sciences from the North West University (South Africa), Master of Business Administration and Bachelors of Commerce from Makerere University (Uganda)

Mr. Dada Joseph Olugbenga

Deputy President

Mr. Dada is the Director of Studies at the Administrative Staff College of Nigeria (ASCON). Before joining the Administrative Staff College of Nigeria (ASCON) in 1996, he worked in the private sector as a Marketer, ICT Consultant and Human Resource/Administrative Officer. A seasoned administrator, a public affairs and development management analyst of international repute, Mr. Dada has served as a Consultant/Resource Person to various international, regional and national organisations including the UNDP, COMSEC, ECOWAS and World Bank- sponsored Projects. Mr. Dada holds a B.ScHons (Economics) from the University of Maiduguri (1991), and an M.Sc (Environmental Resource Management) from the Lagos State University, Ojo (1998). In addition, Mr. Dada obtained a Graduate-Diploma (Corporate Management) in 1996, from Nigeria College of Administration and a Diploma (Data Programming and Processing), 1992 from the AusChris Computers, Kaduna.He has attended various conferences, seminars and workshops within and outside Nigeria. In addition, Mr. Dada has contributed to numerous academic books, journals and articles. He has presented over 30 peer-reviewed international conference papers. He is also a member of numerous professional bodies including, AAPAM, the Institute of Management Consultant of Nigeria (IMCON), the Nigeria Economic Society (NES) among others.

Sub Regional Vice Presidents

Prof Saleh El sheikh

Vice President, North Africa

Saleh Abdel Rahman, PhD (AKA Dr. Saleh EL-Sheikh) Currently, president of CAOA (Central Agency for Organization & Administration (at the level of Minister), in addition to being a tenure-track professor of Public Administration at Cairo University. • Head, civil service council. • PhD in Public Administration, School of Public Affairs and Administration (SPAA), Western Michigan University (WMU), Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA. • former, Vice-Minister of Planning, Monitoring and Administrative Reform. • Member of the Supreme Committee for Administrative Reform headed by the PM of Egypt. • Vice-head of the Executive Council of the Arab Administrative Development Organization (ARADO), (one of the Arab League regional organizations) • Deputy, head of the Executive Committee of the African Society of Public Administration and Administration (AAPAM) for North Africa • Former Advisor at the Ministry of Local Development for Decentralization and Capacity Building. • Member of the Egyptian National Committee for Governance, to facilitate the national report to the African Peer Review Mechanism, • Former Head of the Department of Public Administration, and Acting Vice-Dean of the Faculty of Economics and Political Science for Community and Environment Service Affairs, Future University in Egypt. • Former Director of the Public Administration Research and Consultations Center, Faculty of Economics and Political Science, Cairo University. • Member of several governmental committees such as the Administrative Reform Committee, New Local Administration Law Drafting Committee, Civil Service Law Committee, Member of several professional associations such as the Arab Administrative Development Organization and worked as a consultant to many international organizations such as UNWOMEN. • Participated in several conferences inside and outside Egypt and have published several research papers in the field of public administration, administrative reform, organizational development, decentralization and local reform. • As a university professor, has taught several courses and supervised lots of PhD and Master’s thesis.

Dr Nicholas Francis Ayamga

Vice-President, West Africa

Dr. Nicholas is a public administration and governance scholar and practitioner with impressive practical and research experience in leadership and management, development policy, institutional analysis, performance management and human capital development. He is a Deputy Director (Administration) on secondment from the Office of the Head of Civil Service in Ghana to the Parliament of Ghana, where he provides technical support to the Office of the Clerk to Parliament/Office of the Head of the Parliamentary Service, in the areas of strategic planning, performance management and institutional reforms. At the Office of the Head of Civil Service, where he worked for approximately 14 years, Dr. Ayamga was involved in the development of human resource management policies for the Ghana Civil Service as well as strategic planning and performance management. He is an Adjunct Lecturer at the University of Ghana (Business School) and the Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration (GIMPA). Dr. Ayamga holds a Ph.D. in Advanced Policy Studies from the National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies (GRIPS), Tokyo, Japan.

Ms Yoliswa Makhasi

Vice-President, South Africa

Yoliswa Makhasi is an activist bureaucrat who started her career in the public sector in 1996. She currently serves as Director General of the Department of Public Service and Administration since March 2020 She is an activist, an Executive Coach and public policy specialist who has grown up in different ranks in the public sector. Her academic credentials include Masters Degree in Philosophy (MPhil) in Coaching Management from University of Stellenbosch (2019); Masters Degree in Public Policy and Management from University of Manchester (UK) (2005); Bachelor of Arts Degree from Vista University (PE). She has also obtained a number of certificates mainly from Wits University & Gordon Business School (GIBS) on project management, leadership, financial management, government communications etc. In 2021 she completed a certificate program on Innovation from INSEAD as well as Public Policy Analysis from London School of Economics. Yoliswa has worked in different roles w ithin the public sector from operations, management and political/ strategic levels . Through her executive coaching practice s he coa ches young female professionals as part of giving back .

Mr. Ayoub J. Kilabuka

Vice-President, East Africa

Mr. Ayoub is the Director of Corporate Services at Tax Revenue Appeals Board which is affiliated with the Ministry of Finance and Planning in the United Republic of Tanzania. Mr. Ayoub is also a Publicity Secretary at AAPAM Tanzania Chapter elected May 2021. Before joining Tax Revenue Appeals Board, Mr. Ayoub was a Manager for Human Resources and Administration at Tanzania Veterinary Laboratory Agency, under Ministry of Livestock and Fisheries for three years. He also worked with National Social Security Fund in Tanzania. Previously, he started his career under President’s Office, Ethics Secretariat. Mr. Ayoub holds a Master degree in Science of Human Resources Management from Mzumbe University, and a Bachelor Degree of Public Administration (Human Resources Management) from Mzumbe University.

Amos Njoroge Gathecha

Vice-President Headquarters

Mr. Amos, EBS, is the Principal Secretary in State Department for Public Service in the Ministry of Public Service, Gender and Affirmative Action. He graduated from the University of Nairobi (UON) with a Masters of Arts degree in International Studies in 2007 and holds a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science and Philosophy from the same university. He is also an alumni of the National Defence College. Mr. Gathecha is a seasoned administrator with vast experience in Public Sector Management spanning over 33 years. Prior to his appointment as the Principal Secretary, he served as the Principal Administrative Secretary at the National Treasury. Mr. Gathecha was the Secretary, National Governments Projects Implementation where he served as the Secretary to the National Development Implementation and Communication Coordination Committee (NDICCC). He also served as the Head of Secretariat of the National Development Implementation and Technical Committee (NDITC) and, was the Liaison Officer between the Cabinet Office, Presidential Delivery Unit, NDICCC and NDITC. In his illustrious career in the Public Service, Mr. Gathecha was also the Head of Secretariat, National Identity Information Management System (NIIMS) popularly known as Huduma Namba where he coordinated the registration of 37.7 million Kenyans for the Huduma Namba in 45 days in 2019. Previously, Mr Gathecha also served as Secretary Internal Security where he managed issues pertaining to the National Security Advisory Committee (NSAC). His assignment also entailed, among other duties, monitoring and evaluating security in all the 47 counties. Mr. Gathecha has worked as County Commissioner in Embu and Nakuru and prior to that, served as District Commissioner in West Pokot, Maragua, Bomet, Lugari and Marsabit. One of his key achievements is chairing the Security Committees which prepared for international programmes. The Committees organized the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD XVI) held at the Kenyatta International Conference Centre (July, 2016), the Tokyo International Conference on African Development Summit (August, 2016) and the Second High Level meeting (HLM 2) of the Global Partnership for effective Development Cooperation (GPEDC) 28th Nov – 1st Dec, 2016.

Eng. NOUNDJEU Faustin Clovis

Vice President AAPAM Central Africa

Mr. Faustin Clovis Noundjeuis a Civil Engineer, who currently serves as the Deputy General Manager of the Cameroon Real Estate Corporation. After his postgraduate studies from(1975-1980) at Ecole nationale Supérieure Polytechnique de Yaounde and at l’ INSA de Lyon, he was recruited in 1980 to the Ministry of Town Planning and Housing in Cameroon. He has held several positions at the Cameronian public administration such as Director of Town planning (1995-1998), Director of Cadre de vie at the Ministry of the City (1998-2000) ; and finally Technical advisor at the Ministry of Urban Development and the Housing (2008- 2010). Mr. Noundjeu has supervised several studies and particularly the strategy of the development of the urban sector in Cameroon (2008-2011) and the strategic plan of the development of SIC (2015-2016). He has also served as a lecturer on urban engineering in several academic institutions such as Ecole des Travaux Publics de Yaoundé (1984-1990) ; École Nationale Supérieure de Yaounde (1998- 1990) and currently at the University of Yaounde I since 2011. He has given several lectures at AAPAM annual conferences and he is certified expert in building and public works. M. Noundjeu has similarly participated in several studies and organized seminars on the management of local development in Cameroon.

The Council

The AAPAM council support the Executive Committee and Secretariat in running the Association. It is made up of National Chapter chairpersons, management development institutes and higher learning institutions’ representatives, corporate and individual members’ representatives. 2019-2021 Council Members v All National Chapters Chairpersons National Chapters chairpersons are AAPAM’s national focal points. They lead the Association inimplementing its objectives, mission and vision in the various African countries. Representatives of Corporate Members 1. Uganda Management Institute (UMI) 2. Kenya School of Government (KSG) 3. Lesotho Institute of Public Administration and Management(LIPAM) 4. Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration(GIMPA) 5. Schoolof PublicManagement and Administration (SPMA)- University of Pretoria 6. Djibouti National School of Public Administration 7. National School of Administration, Tunisia Representatives of Individual Members 1. Dr.TeferiHaileMichael Director, Addis Center for Sustainable Development Kotebe Metropolitan University Addis Ababa, Ethiopia 2. Dr. Finlay SamaDoh P.O. Box 6618 Yaounde, Cameroon 3. Mrs. Gertrude Mpaka Dar-es Salaam, Tanzania 4. AbouMeizar Director Djibouti National School of Public Administration Djibouti

Prof. George Kojo Scott

Secretary General

George Kojo Scott is the current Secretary General of the African Association for Public Administration and Management (AAPAM). He has previously served in the Public Service of Ghana in different capacities including Chief Director (Permanent Secretary) in the Ministry of Environment, Science & Technology and the Ministry of Aviation Ghana. He was also for many years a part-time lecturer of Post-Graduate course in Public Administration and other training programs at the Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration (GIMPA). In AAPAM, Scott has led the Association in hosting several Annual Roundtable Conferences and other capacity development programs including international workshops, seminars and trainings in a number of African countries. He has further participated and made presentations in several international conferences. Currently, he also serves at the United Nations Committee of Experts on Public Administration on an observer status. George Scott has authored three books; co-edited four recently published AAPAM books; and contributed widely in internationally accredited journals.

The Secretariat

This is the technical and administrative organ responsible for the day to day running of the Association’s. It is headed by a Secretary General supported by the secretariat staff. The Secretariat is located in Nairobi, Kenya. It is the implementation wing of the Association charged with the responsibility of carrying out all the programmes, activities and events of the Association.