AAPAM and CIG Launch Strong Nations for Africa Fellowship Programme
December 6, 2022
Joint Press Release between the African Association for Public Administration and Management (AAPAM) and the Chandler Institute of Governance
CAPE TOWN (SOUTH AFRICA), 6 December 2022 — The African Association for Public Administration and Management (AAPAM) and the Chandler Institute of Governance (CIG) – a non-profit organisation based in Singapore – announced their intent to run the Strong Nations for Africa Fellowship Programme at AAPAM’s 41st Roundtable Conference held in Cape Town, South Africa. This fellowship programme reflects a shared vision and joint commitment of both organisations to support African public sector leaders as they build strong nations, on the foundation of good governance, for the next generation.
Targeted at mid-career public service leaders, the programme aims to nurture a community of African public sector leaders who are committed to improving the quality of national governance in their countries, and to provide a platform for propagating good practices and practical tools, drawn from within Africa and around the world.
Through this programme, participants will be introduced to four broad themes that are anchored in what it means to build strong nations. The programme will be delivered through two residential segments, each approximately one week long, one of which will be held in Kenya and the other in Singapore. Fellows will also be expected to attend a few days of online training held between both residential segments.
In addition to lectures and expert sharing sessions, the programme will feature facilitated discussions and curated learning journeys. In doing so, we leverage the participants’ own deep practitioner experience to jointly discuss and develop actionable policies and programmes to address the challenges facing Africa, and to capitalise on untapped opportunities within the continent.
The expected start date of the programme is in May 2023, with applications opening in March 2023.
More information on the fellowship programme, including the applications process, participant selection criteria and programme fees, will be shared in due course. If you are interested to find out more, please register your interest at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will be in contact once details are firmed up.
About the Chandler Institute of Governance (CIG)
The Chandler Institute of Governance (CIG) is an international non-profit organisation, headquartered in Singapore. We believe in a world where citizens have a deep sense of trust in their governments and public institutions, and where nations are governed by principled, wise leaders supported by an effective civil service. Trust and effective governance serve as a strong foundation for national development and prosperity. CIG supports governments in building government talent, leadership and public service capabilities through training programmes, knowledge products and advisory work. We are not affiliated with any national government or political party, and we do not represent any partisan or commercial interests.
About African Association for Public Administration and Management (AAPAM)
The African Association for Public Administration and Management (AAPAM) is a premier international professional organization that promotes best practices and excellence in public administration and management in Africa through research, publications, training, seminars, consultancy, conferences and awards. AAPAM membership includes African governments, private sector, civil society, international organizations, practitioners, academicians and young professionals. AAPAM operates mainly but not exclusively in Africa. Founded close to fifty years ago, AAPAM has led efforts to strengthen the administrative and management capacities of African public administration. AAPAM is governed through the General Assembly, Executive Committee, Council and Secretariat.
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Julie MUIA (Ms)
African Association for Public Administration and Management
Dominic GABRIEL (Mr)
Chandler Institute of Governance
Xin Ping SIN (Ms)
Chandler Academy of Governance