The African Association for Public Administration and Management (AAPAM) announces a call for submissions for the AAPAM Innovative Management Award. This award is a continental wide award to honor institutions, organizations and ministries that have made exceptional and longstanding contributions to the public.
The AAPAM Innovative Management Award seeks to recognize contributions based on 5 criteria:
1. Innovativeness: That the entry is genuinely innovative within the public sector; innovation being in the form of a successful experiment; the implementation of effective organizational change; the translation of new ideas into practice; or harnessing new technology. The project should thus not have been carried out anywhere in Africa
2. Relevance: That the innovation has relevance with the main functions of the organization and spells out clearly the impetus for the change; purpose and objectives of the change; positive outlook for the future; potential implications for other organizations.
3. Significance: That the benefits of the innovation, either actual or potential, are significant; significance can be local as well as national and should not be valued simply on the ground of size and scale of benefits.
4. Sustainability: The innovation has been implemented for a considerable period of time, and has shown evidence of being institutionalized and self-sustaining with local resources.
5. Replication: The innovation has the potential of universal appeal, replication and transfer. Whether the innovation contains elements that can be adopted elsewhere to solve more or less similar problems in more or less similar organizations and country setups.
The winners and other leading entries will be extensively publicized, including features in the AAPAM newsletter and the organization website.
To apply for the AAPAM Award for Innovative Management, applicants must fill in the Entry form and send it by e-mail to: firstname.lastname@example.org before the 28th April 2017.
For all needed information and guidance, attached here is the Conditions, Procedures and Rules of completion document.
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