CIG Engages African Leaders on Good Governance and Capability Building at AAPAM Conference

CAPE TOWN (SOUTH AFRICA), 9 December 2022— The Chandler Institute of Governance (CIG) participated in the African Association for Public Administration and Management (AAPAM) 41st Roundtable Conference held in Cape Town, South Africa. The delegation was led by Mr Kenneth Sim, Dean of the Chandler Academy of Governance and Deputy Executive Director of CIG.

The theme for the 2022 Conference was ‘Africa's Renewal in the Era of Sustainable Development: Shared Responsibility for Strengthening Institutions’ and was hosted by the University of the Western Cape. More than 500 political and public service leaders from over 30 African countries were present for the week-long conference.

Representing CIG, Dean Kenneth Sim addressed conference participants on the importance of building strong government capabilities in improving national governance, and shared insights from the Chandler Good Government Index. He also spoke on the need to reinvent learning in the public sector, as a way to uplift capabilities.

During the conference, CIG announced its collaboration with AAPAM to run the Strong Nations for Africa Fellowship Programme in 2023. The Fellowship 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 in governance.

During the conference, CIG also held bilateral meetings with senior public sector leaders from Egypt, Mauritius, Nigeria and South Africa.

Dean Kenneth Sim presenting CIG publications to Ms Yoliswa Makhasi, Director General of the Department of Public Service and Administration of South Africa.

About the 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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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.

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