AAPAM and CIG Sign MOU to Improve Governance through Collaboration on Capability Development

Joint Press Release between the African Association for Public Administration and Management (AAPAM) and the Chandler Institute of Governance

SINGAPORE and NAIROBI (KENYA), 14 September 2022— The Chandler Institute of Governance (CIG) and the African Association for Public Administration and Management (AAPAM) entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on 14 September 2022, establishing a partnership between two organisations that share a commitment to improve national governance by promoting good practices and excellence in public administration.

Through this MOU, both organisations will commit to continual sharing of expertise, knowledge and information, with a view to deepening and broadening collaboration in the areas of training, research and knowledge exchange. In particular, both organisations envision a close partnership in the design and delivery of public sector capability development programmes and cross-sharing of experts and best practices to improve governance in Africa and around the world.

The MOU was signed by Dr George K. Scott, Secretary General, AAPAM; and Mr Kenneth Sim, Dean, Chandler Academy of Governance and Deputy Executive Director, CIG.

“On behalf of the AAPAM executive committee, council and secretariat, I am honoured to witness this momentous collaboration with the Chandler Institute of Governance. Through this MOU, AAPAM reaffirms its commitment to building the capacity of public servants in the continent by equipping them with skills and competencies to address the evolving needs of the citizens. The AAPAM fraternity will stand to benefit from the joint programmes focusing on research, capacity building, exchange programmes and numerous opportunities which this MOU underscores. We look forward to a fruitful collaboration.”
Dr George K. Scott
Secretary General, AAPAM

Mr Kenneth Sim, Dean, Chandler Academy of Governance and Deputy Executive Director, CIG, expressed CIG’s strong support for the partnership between both organisations:

“We are honoured to establish an institutional partnership with AAPAM, which has been a leader in strengthening the management and administrative capabilities of African public administration for over five decades. We look forward to a closer collaboration to jointly deliver training programmes, exchange best practices and lessons learned to improve national governance in Africa and around the world.”
Mr Kenneth Sim
Dean of the Chandler Academy of Governance, and
Deputy Executive Director of Chandler Institute of Governance

About African Association for Public Administration and Management

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.

For more news and information, visit https://www.aapam.org/home/  or follow AAPAM on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn

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.

For more news and information, visit https://www.chandlerinstitute.org/ or follow CIG on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn @ChandlerINST


For media clarifications, please contact:

Dominic GABRIEL (Mr)
Communications Manager
Chandler Institute of Governance
Email: Dominic.Gabriel@Chandlerinstitute.org

Xin Ping SIN (Ms)
Head, Programmes
Chandler Academy of Governance
Email: Xinping.Sin@Chandleracademy.org

Julie MUIA (Ms)
Programme Officer
African Association for Public Administration and Managment
Email: julie@aapam.org