The African Association for Public Administration and Management (AAPAM) in collaboration with the Government of Botswana through its Directorate of Public Service Management (DPSM) held its 39th Annual Roundtable Conference between 6 to 9 November 2018 at Fairgrounds Holdings in Gaborone, Botswana. The four-day international conference was hosted also in collaboration with other institutions like the University of Botswana and Botswana Public Service College (BPSC). The Government of Botswana was hosting an annual AAPAM conference for the third time having hosted the 1987 and 1997 Annual Roundtable conferences in the past.
CONTENT: About AAPAM, Historical Background, Mandate, Mission and Vision, Objectives and Core Values, Membership, Administrative Organs, AAPAM Programmes, Training, Applied Research, Consultancy, Inter-Country Visits, Conferences, AAPAM publication, AAPAM Special Events, AAPAM Networks, AAPAM Achievements, AAPAM Executive Committee, AAPAM Membership Form
Pursuant to the recommendations of the Inter-African Public Administration Seminar held in Botswana from the 3rd to the 9th of October, 1970 and recognizing the need for the development of competent administrators and managers for rapid economic and social development of the African continent and in order to promote the study, practice and status of the profession of Public Administration and Management and the adoption of adequate administrative and management practices and in recognizing the importance of co-operation among African States and institutions in the mobilization of resources for the achievement of these objectives;
This representative meeting of the public administrators, managers, institutes of public administration and university schools of administration and management assembled in Freetown, Sierra Leone hereby formally resolve this 6th day of November, 1971 to form the African Association for Public Administration and Management (AAPAM) and adopt this constitution.
Gender Mainstreaming in AAPAM
The world is moving towards gender mainstreaming in a bid to enhance development. A gender mainstreaming policy is therefore a powerful tool that gives men and women a platform to fully realise their potential in the process of development. AAPAM joins likeminded institutions that have embraced gender perspectives in its programmes, activities and projects.
I therefore urge all our partners, members (African Governments, Corporate and individuals) and National Chapters to draw from this policy when planning their activities, programmes and projects.
AGENDA 2063 is Africa’s blueprint and master plan for transforming Africa into the global powerhouse of the future. It is the continent’s strategic framework that aims to deliver on its goal for inclusive and sustainable development and is a concrete manifestation of the pan-African drive for unity, self-determination, freedom, progress and collective prosperity pursued under Pan-Africanism and African Renaissance The genesis of Agenda 2063 was the realisation by African leaders that there was a need to refocus and reprioritise Africa’s agenda from the struggle against apartheid and the attainment of political independence for the continent which had been the focus of The Organisation of African Unity (OAU), the precursor of the African Union; and instead to prioritise inclusive social and economic development, continental and regional integration, democratic governance and peace and security amongst other issues aimed at repositioning Africa to becoming a dominant player in the global arena.