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01 April 2018
Venue: South Africa
Media Statement For immediate release
07 March 2018
O7 March 2018
NATIONAL SCHOOL OF GOVERNMENT ROUND TABLE DISCUSSION ON THE AFRICAN CHARTER
The National School of Government (NSG), which is the South African government's training organisation and Secretariat for the African Management Development Institutes' Network (AMDIN), is developing a course on the African Charter for Values and Principles of Public Service and Administration. The development of the curriculum content is done consultatively with inputs from experts in the field of Public Administration. The NSG, with the assistance of the European Union, convened a workshop in Durban (KwaZulu-Natal) on the 5 - 6 March 2018. The aim of the workshop was to solicit inputs from experts.
The key aim of the course is to enable the learners to gain conceptual and practical understanding of the African Charter for Values and Principles of the Public Service and Administration. It is expected that the learners will be equipped with the ability to apply these values and principles in the workplace. Ultimately the course is aimed at building effective and efficient public service institutions in Africa.
"The workshop was a watershed one in the ongoing transformation and redevelopment of the public service into a professional, dependable, knowledgeable and ethically grounded force, serving the people of Africa", said Prof Itumeleng Mosala, an academic and former Director General.
The workshop was the third one, following similar workshops in Uganda and Senegal. Experts who contributed to the development of the course during this workshop were from the Higher Education Institutions, KZN Training Academy and Government departments.
The African Charter for Values and Principles of the Public Service and Administration was adopted by the 16th Ordinary Session of the African Union Assembly on 31 January 2011 in Addis Ababa. It embodies the principles articulated by the AU Member States to bring about a public service of good governance, professionalism, integrity, ethical and moral conduct; responsiveness to the needs of the people as well as effective, efficient and responsible use of public resources...
Draft Curriculum on the African Charter
20 November 2017
AMDIN tested the draft curriculum on the African Charter on Values and Principles on Public Service and Administration in Uganda with English-speaking MDIs in November 2017, and with French-speaking MDIs in December 2017. This is the first time AMDIN is attempting to develop it's own curriculum for the continent, and as a multi-lingual programme. The curriculum is being developed with the assistance of the European Union, via the South African National School of Government.
COMMUNIQUE OF THE BIANNUAL GENERAL MEETING (BGM) OF AMDIN
21 September 2017
The Biennial General Meeting of AMDIN was convened on the 21 September 2017, in Accra, Ghana.
The BGM noted that the SOPSA Report was handed over to the African Union. The BGM resolved that the report should be launched at the highest levels of participating governments. AMDIN must continue to work as a think tank and support the implementation of the SOPSA report for the betterment of the lives of the people. The AU Commission indicated that it would transmit the report to the respective Ministers.
The AMDIN Journal was launched in Rwanda in June 2017, and a Call for papers was issued. A template will be developed to serve as a guideline on how to do interviews. The Journal will be a platform for sharing knowledge using the contributions from scholars and public servants (retired and those still within the service).
AMDIN received an unqualified audit findings for the 2015/16 financial year.
GIMPA moved for the adoption of the Constitution and Liberia seconded the motion. The new Constitution of AMDIN was adopted. The new Constitution of AMDIN did away with the portfolio of Treasurer and CEO, and created regional Vice Presidents and a Secretary General of AMDIN. The Constitution, also included the outgoing President in the new Executive.
Following the adoption of the Election Guide, the election was conducted under the auspices of the African Union and the Secretariat.
President :Mr Eduardo Chilundo from ISAP in Mozambique
Secretary General : Professor Richard Levin from the South African National School of Government.
Former Chair: Mr. Kofi Arkaah-Ocran from the Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration
Prof Essia from Cameroon for the Central Africa region.
Mr Gasamagera Rwanda respectively for the East Africa region.
Dr John Dzimba for the Southern Africa region.
Mr Azinwie Asongwe from Benin for the West Africa region.