Commonwealth Foundation appoints Anne Therese Gallagher as Director-General
Following a rigorous selection process and approval from its 46 member states, Anne Therese Gallagher AO has been announced as the new Director-General of the Commonwealth Foundation, the Commonwealth’s agency for civil society. Ms Gallagher will assume the role in June 2019 at the Foundation’s offices in Marlborough House, London.
Statement from the Secretary-General regarding Brunei Darussalam
The Commonwealth Secretary-General has urged the government of Brunei to reconsider and revoke implementation of its proposed punishments under its proposed new Penal Code, that took effect on 3 April 2019.
New CAPAM Executive Committee Appointments
CAPAM is pleased to announce that the new Executive Committee was appointed during the CAPAM Board of Directors meeting held 23 January 2019:
President – Mr Daniel Watson (Canada),
Vice-president – Ing Dr Nana Ato Arthur (Ghana),
Treasurer – Mr Franz Manderson (Cayman Islands).
To learn more about the Board of Directors visit:
Latest Commonwealth Innovations Review
The December 2018 Special Biennial edition of the Commonwealth Innovations Review (CIR) is now available...
Presentation from the CAPAM 2018 Biennial Conference are now available
CAPAM 2018 Biennial Conference photo gallery
Visit our photo gallery to see visual highlights of the CAPAM 2018 Biennial Conference!
CAPAM 2018 International Innovations Awards Winners Announced
The Commonwealth Association for Public Administration and Management (CAPAM) is pleased to announce that the 2018 International Innovations Awards (IIA) winners have been selected...
CAPAM General Members Meeting
Call for Nomination for the CAPAM Board of Directors
Special Hotel Rate Deadlines near for the CAPAM 2018 Biennial Conference!
Special conference hotel rates have been negotiated...
The 2018 IIA Finalists have been selected!
CAPAM is pleased to announce the finalists for the 2018 International Innovations Awards.
Registration is now open for the CAPAM 2018 Biennial Conference!
CAPAM is delighted to announce that registration has now opened for the CAPAM 2018 Biennial Conference in Georgetown, Guyana! We invite all of those interested in public service management and administration to attend this exciting event.
Announcing the 2018 IIA Semi-finalists!
CAPAM is pleased to announce the semi-finalists for the 2018 International Innovations Awards.
Commonwealth Associated Organisations meet with Foreign Ministers during Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting 2018
CAPAM Founder, Hon Zola Skweyiya Passes Away
IIA submission deadline extended to 24 April 2018!
The International Innovations Awards submission deadline has been extended to 24 April 2018. To access the guidelines and find out how to apply visit...
Guyana President is Keynote Speaker at CAPAM 2018 Biennial Conference
CAPAM is thrilled to announce that Brigadier David Granger, President of the Co-operative Republic of Guyana will be the keynote speaker for the CAPAM 2018 Biennial Conference on 22-24 October in Georgetown, Guyana.
CAPAM Vice President, Prof Margaret Kobia, PhD, MGH appointed as Cabinet Secretary, Public Service, Youth & Gender Affairs - Kenya
CAPAM congratulates Professor Margaret Kobia, PhD, MGH on her appointment as Cabinet Secretary, Public Service, Youth & Gender Affairs - Kenya. Prof Kobia has been a staunch supporter of our organisation, and we are delighted for her accomplishment.
CAPAM Conference relevant to Guyana’s ‘green’ agenda
CAPAM CEO Ms Gay Hamilton (left) and Permanent Secretary of the Department of Public Service, Mr Reginald Brotherson hold a press briefing for Guyana’s hosting of the CAPAM 2018 Biennial Conference.
CAPAM 2018 Biennial Conference – Call for Abstracts and Papers/Presentations
The Commonwealth Association for Public Administration and Management (CAPAM) invites submissions from academics, senior public servants and consultants with expertise in public service innovation for inclusion in the CAPAM 2018 Biennial Conference programme.
The CAPAM 2018 International Innovations Awards are now open!
The CAPAM 2018 Biennial Conference is headed to Guyana!
Apolitical and University College London are offering a prestigious £10,000 scholarship to future government leaders
Would you like to be paid £10,000 to study public administration at one of the most renowned institutions in the world?
Seeking Permanent Secretary for the Ministry of Infrastructure and Transport, Fiji
• Chief Executive role
• Leading Major Transformation
• Key role in Fiji’s Economic and Social Development
OECD Observatory of Public Sector Innovation (OPSI) Call for Innovations and Innovation Award
The OECD Observatory of Public Sector Innovation (OPSI) has announced a new Call for Innovations and Innovation Award to crowdsource innovative projects and initiatives from governments and government partners around the world.
Three CAPAM Board members nominated to the UN Committee of Experts on Public Administration
CAPAM President, Tan Sri Dr Ali Hamsa, Vice-President Prof Margaret Kobia and Director Mrs Bridget Katsriku selected to the United Nations Committee of Experts on Public Administration (CEPA)...
The World Bank’s Bureaucracy Lab is seeking applications from upcoming, current or recent graduate students
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Learn about SmartGov Discovery in CAPAM's new Incubator
SmartGov Discovery is envisaged as an intelligent advisor on public administration and management practices across the Commonwealth.
CAPAM General Members Meeting
CAPAM Members are cordially invited to attend the Commonwealth Association for Public Administration and Management (CAPAM) General Members Meeting which will be held on Saturday, 29 April 2017 at 8:30 am.
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.
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 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.