CAG Announced Second Run of Pan-African Strong Nations for Africa Programme
December 5, 2023
- CAG participated in the 42nd African Association for Public Administration and Management (AAPAM) Roundtable Conference held in Livingstone, Zambia.
- CAG announced that it will conduct a second run of the Strong Nations for Africa Programme in 2024, in collaboration with AAPAM, following the successful conclusion of the inaugural run.
- Dean, CAG, participated in a plenary session speaking on the need to restore trust in government. In that regard, the Chandler Good Government Index (CGGI) is an important tool for governments to benchmark their performance, and to identify areas for improvement.
Livingstone (Zambia), 5 December 2023 – The Chandler Academy of Governance (CAG), in collaboration with the African Association for Public Administration and Management (AAPAM), will conduct a second run of the Strong Nations for Africa Programme (SNFAP) in 2024. This announcement was made at the 42nd AAPAM Roundtable Conference held in Livingstone, Zambia. The theme for the conference was ‘Building Resilient Societies in Africa through Effective Governance and Public Administration: An Imperative for the Realisation of the SDGs and Agenda 2063 Aspirations’. The conference was graced by Her Excellency Vice President of Zambia Mutale W. K.Nalumango, who was the Guest of Honour for the event.
This announcement follows a successful completion of the inaugural run of the Strong Nations for Africa Programme, which was held in Kenya and Singapore in August-September 2023. It brought together 21 senior government leaders from 11 countries across the continent, who were selected from over 200 applicants.
In addition, Mr Kenneth Sim, Dean, CAG, participated in a plenary session, emphasising the urgent need to build trust in governments. Low trust in governments has continued to be a worrying phenomenon in many parts of the world and directly affects the ability of governments to deliver programmes and policies for the benefit of its citizens. Building government capabilities is an important enabler for improving trust in governments.
In line with that theme, the plenary discussed a key finding from the Chandler Good Governance Index (CGGI), which was that strong government capabilities has consistently been strongly correlated to good national outcomes in areas like education, healthcare and environmental sustainability.
The CAG delegation also met with key partners at the sidelines of the conference, to reaffirm our partnerships and to discuss future areas of collaboration. These include Mr. Patrick Kangwa, Secretary to be, Cabinet of Zambia and Prof. Somadoda Fikeni, Chairperson of the Public Service Commission of South Africa.
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, research initiatives 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 the Chandler Academy of Governance (CAG)
The Chandler Academy of Governance (CAG) is the training arm of CIG. CAG complements and supports CIG’s work by designing and delivering training programmes that are practitioner-oriented, to equip government leaders with capabilities required to meet the realities and demands of public service work. CAG works with its panel of adjunct trainers and subject matter experts in the design and delivery of these programmes.
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