Commonwealth Day Message by Her Majesty the Queen, Head of the Commonwealth
In her Message for Commonwealth Day 2017, the Head of the Commonwealth, Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, reflects on this year’s theme of ‘A peace-building Commonwealth’ and the onward journey of The Queen’s Baton Relay.
CHOGM 2018 to take place week of 16 April 2018 in London and Windsor
Secretary-General: Commonwealth Summit will reinforce a true global partnership
The 2018 Commonwealth Summit will cement the shared aims of good governance, sustainable growth, and inclusive social and economic development, Secretary-General Patricia Scotland said today.
Commonwealth Youth Council Pays Courtesy Call on CAPAM President
Mr Kishva Ambigapathy, Chairperson of the Commonwealth Youth Council recently paid a courtesy call on CAPAM President, Tan Sri Dr Ali Hamsa.
Learn How to Hold a CAPAM Event in Your Country/Region
CAPAM has created a downloadable pamphlet on how partners and interested parties could work with CAPAM to hold a collaborative event in their country or region.
CAPAM President Tan Sri Dr Ali Hamsa Prepares for CAPAM’s Strategic Planning Process
CAPAM is currently engaged in a strategic planning process as an opportunity for organisational renewal and to establish its future priorities.
CAPAM Board of Director Member Mr Deodat Maharaj Interviewed
CAPAM Board of Director member Mr Deodat Maharaj, Deputy Secretary-General of the Commonwealth Secretariat is interviewed about the past and future purpose of the Commonwealth of Nations.
Latest Commonwealth Innovations Review
The December 2016 edition of the Commonwealth Innovations Review (CIR) is now available...
CAPAM recognizes the 25th anniversary of the Commonwealth of Nations’ Harare Commonwealth Declaration
CAPAM recognizes the 25th anniversary of the Commonwealth of Nations’ October 1991 Harare Commonwealth Declaration in Zimbabwe, which laid the groundwork for CAPAM’s genesis. The Declaration pledged, in part, that its members would work with renewed vigour on priority areas such as “democracy, democratic processes and institutions that reflect national circumstances, the rule of law and the independence of the judiciary, just and honest government”. Armed with this clear direction, and with increasing recognition that public service administrators and managers could benefit from frequent information exchange, the late Sir Kenneth Stowe chaired the pan-Commonwealth Steering Committee of founding members that would ultimately lead towards the formation of CAPAM.
CAPAM 2016 Biennial Conference presentations now available!
CAPAM is pleased to provide presentations from our Plenary, Session and International Innovation Awards (IIA) finalists at the 2016 Biennial Conference.
CAPAM 2016 International Innovations Awards Winners Announced
The Commonwealth Association for Public Administration and Management (CAPAM) is pleased to announce that the 2016 International Innovations Awards (IIA) winners have been selected.
2016-18 CAPAM Board of Directors Announced - Hon Tan Sri Dr Ali Hamsa Appointed CAPAM President
Get The CAPAM Events App!
The CAPAM 2016 Biennial Conference mobile app is now available to download!
CAPAM recognises the passing of Arthur Stevenson on 16 June 2016
CAPAM’s first Executive Director, Arthur Stevenson, passed way on 16 June 2016. Mr Stevenson led the organisation from 1994-2004 and was a galvanising force for inspiring participation in this new collective. We mourn his death and continue to be thankful for his early efforts and commitment.
Mr Stevenson’s obituary can be accessed at The Toronto Star.
Call for Nominations for the CAPAM Board of Directors
On behalf of the Nominating Committee, this notice serves to recruit nominees for a two-year term commencing following the 2016 GMM and ending at the next CAPAM Biennial Conference in 2018.
CAPAM 2016 Biennial Conference Programme and Schedule is now Available!
CAPAM 2016 Biennial Conference attendees will experience a full and informative programme that coincides with the Sixth Commonwealth Forum of Public Service Ministers and the International Blue Ocean Strategy Conference.
2016 IIA Finalists Announced
The 2016 International Innovations Awards finalists have been selected. Thanks to the many individuals and teams who submitted applications for sharing your excellent work.
International Conference on Blue Ocean Strategy
Malaysia will be hosting the International Conference on Blue Ocean Strategy at the Putrajaya International Convention Centre (PICC) in Putrajaya, Malaysia from 16 to 18 August 2016 with the theme, Transforming Nations through Creativity and Innovation.
Held just before the CAPAM 2016 Biennial Conference in the same location, this three-day conference will give an opportunity for participants to share knowledge and ideas of how to inject creativity and innovation in the formulation and implementation of national policies and initiatives.
New Venue, New Date – CAPAM 2016 Biennial Conference in Putrajaya, Malaysia, 18-20 August, 2016
CAPAM is pleased to announce that a new venue for its 2016 Biennial Conference has been confirmed. This premier event will take place in Putrajaya, Malaysia from 18-20 August 2016 under the theme “Innovation: A Public Service Imperative”. CAPAM’s President, Tan Sri Dr Ali Hamsa, demonstrated leadership and commitment in offering to support the event in Malaysia for a second time.
CAPAM 2016 Biennial Conference Venue Change
CAPAM regretfully announces that Trinidad and Tobago has withdrawn as host country of the CAPAM 2016 Biennial Conference due to economic circumstances beyond their control. As a founding supporter of CAPAM in 1991, Trinidad and Tobago remains strongly committed to CAPAM and its work despite the current challenges.
The CAPAM executive and Board of Directors are considering several options, and are confident that a new partner and venue will be in place imminently. Stay tuned for an announcement on a new location and dates once arrangements have been finalized.
Quilt of Belonging Founding Artist, Esther Bryan Recognised For Her Contribution
CAPAM is very proud to convey the news that, Esther Bryan, Quilt of Belonging’s founding artist and coordinator, has been awarded the Governor General’s Meritorious Service Medal, to honour her service to Canada.
An historic moment – Patricia Scotland to be first woman Secretary-General
27 Nov 2015 - In what has been a true breakthrough for gender equality in the Commonwealth, Patricia Scotland of Dominica was elected new Secretary-General - the first woman to hold the post. Malta’s Prime Minister Joseph Muscat made the announcement at a press conference during the Commonwealth summit.