The African Association for Public Administration and Management (AAPAM), in partnership with the Department of Public Service and Administration (DPSA), the Stellenbosch School of Public Leadership, and the University of Pretoria, launched a 3-day and 7th edition of the Research Seminar on Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) 2030 and the African Union (AU) Agenda 2063 on Tuesday.

The seminar is expected to deliberate on the research outputs of the partner institutions from China, Kenya, Zimbabwe, Uganda, Zambia, and Tanzania over the next two days. The seminar provides a platform for experts, researchers, and practitioners to exchange views, ideas, and best practices on sustainable human resource management in the public service.

The seminar is organised under the theme “Leveraging Sustainable Human Resource Management to Enhance Africa’s State Resilience in Times of Crises.”

The COVID-19 pandemic has exposed the weaknesses and vulnerabilities of some African states, highlighting the need for resilient systems that can adapt to changing circumstances. For this reason, this year’s seminar focuses on the role of human resource management in enhancing state resilience during crises.

The Director-General of the DPSA, Ms Yoliswa Makhasi, is expected to address the Seminar today in her capacity as the Vice President of AAPAM.