The African Association of Public Administration and Management (AAPAM) is the professional association in public administration in the African continent. It is a strategic partner of IIAS.
The 39th AAPAM Roundtable Conference took place on November 6-9 in Gaborone, Botswana. It was hosted by the Ministry for Presidential Affairs, Governance and Public Administration from the Government of Botswana, in collaboration with the University of Botswana. It focused on the theme of “Innovation, Resourcefulness, Integration and Inclusivity: Fundamentals for the Transformation of Governance and Public Administration in Africa to achieve the Agenda 2063 and Sustainable Development Goals”. 541 delegates from 29 countries participated in the conference.
Dr. Najat Zarrouk, Director of the Africa Local Government Academy, received the AAPAM Gold Medal Award. Five organizations received an AAPAM Innovative Award. The Gold Award went to the Ministry of Planning for Monitoring and Administration of Egypt, for the project Egyptian Birth and Death Registration System.
Dr. Steve Troupin represented the IIAS at the Conference. He delivered a message of solidarity on behalf of IIAS during the opening ceremony, highlighting the 2019 events of the IIAS Group. He presented a research paper co-authored with Bacha Kebede Debela (President, Ethiopian Public Administration Association) entitled “Environmental Change and Policy: Challenging Received Wisdom in Ethiopia”. He provided an analytical overview of all papers presented in the African Governance Track the 2018 IIAS Congress in Tunis, Tunisia. He presented the call-for-papers thereof for the IIAS-Lien 2019 Conference.