The overall objective is to contribute to the development of the capacity of the Public Service managers and leaders especially human resource managers to effectively manage performance in the public service. The workshop will be integrated in the 34th Roundtable of the AAPAM not only to enable human resource managers benefit from the experts provided by the Roundtable but also to enable the leadership and management of the public service benefit from the input of the human resource managers.
Expert Group Meeting on “Strategies for Attracting the best talent in the Public Service in Africa”, Crossroads Complex, Lilongwe, Malawi, 14 to 18 November, 2011
In connection with the 33rd Annual AAPAM Roundtable Conference, this Expert Group Meeting is being organised jointly with APS-HRMnet and AAPAM. UNDESA and the APS-HRMnet will work with AAPAM during its 33rd Roundtable Conference and organise discussion panels and an Expert Meeting on “Attracting the best talent in the Public Service in Africa”. One of the issues to be discussed during the Expert Group Meeting is how to attract the best talent in the public service in African countries to serve in local governments especially in rural areas.
The main objective is two fold: to highlight the challenges related to attracting high performing public servants to serve in local governments especially in rural Africa and to propose strategies for attracting the best talent to boost improvement in the delivery of public service at local level. The Expert Group Meeting will provide a forum for sharing information and knowledge as well as providing advice to policy formulators (especially human resource managers in the public service) and policy makers (especially Ministers responsible for public service and local government ) on the elements of policies and strategies that should be instituted in the public service to attract the best human resources to serve at local level for effective implementation of government policies and programs especially those related to the achievement of the MDGs and other internationally agreed development agenda.
POWER POINT PRESENTATIONS
The Division for Public Administration and Development Management of the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (DPADM/UNDESA) is organizing a training workshop in collaboration with the Government of the United Republic of Tanzania in Arusha, Tanzania from 23 to 27 February 2009, at the Arusha International Conference Center, to launch the African Human Resources Management Network - APSHRMnet.
The idea to establish this Network was born in Cape Town (South Africa) during the International Public Management Association for Human Resources (IPMA-HR) Conference in April 2007. Following the meeting in Cape Town, a selected group of human resource managers established a Working Group and met at various meetings organized by DPADM/UNDESA in Mbabane (Swaziland) in September 2007, in Kampala (Uganda) in April 2008 and finally in Accra (Ghana) in October 2008.
This workshop marks the culmination of the work of the UNDESA and a selected Group of Human Resource Managers of the African Association for Public Administration and Management (AAPAM), Ethiopia, Kenya, Lesotho, Malawi, South Africa, Swaziland, Tanzania, and Uganda to establish the network through which professional management of human resources in the public sector in Africa can be institutionalised to sustain capacity development.
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AAPAM Roundtable Conference in Swaziland, September 2007