African Association Elects Nigerian As Deputy President
The African Association for Public Administration and Management (AAPAM) has elected a Nigerian Public Administrator, Mr Dada Joseph Olugbenga as its Deputy President.
Mr Olugbenga who is also the Director of Studies and Head, Computer and Information Management Studies Department, Administrative Staff College of Nigeria (ASCON) in Lagos was elected at the just concluded 41st Roundtable Conference themed: “Africa’s Renewal in the Era of Sustainable Development: Shared Responsibility for Strengthening Institute of Technology,” in Cape Town, South Africa.
Prior to this election, he served AAPAM in various capacities as Vice President, West Africa, and Council member.
By this election, Mr Olugbenga will serve as an Executive Committee Member and Council Member of AAPAM.
He holds a Bachelor degree in Economics from the University of Maiduguri in 1991, a Master’s degree in Environmental Resources Management from the Lagos State University in 1999 and a Graduate Diploma in Corporate Management from the Nigeria Institute of Administration in 1996.
Mr Olugbenga is also a Member of the National Institute (mni) from the prestigious National Institute for Policy and Strategic Studies (NIPSS), Kuru, Jos.
His work experience transcends the private and public sectors of the economy, having served as a Management Consultant/Trainer to various multi-lateral, bilateral, national and sub-national organisations.
His areas of interest cover Management of Development, Organisation Development, Project Management & M&E, Leadership, Public Sector Reforms, Performance Management, Resource Consulting and environmental management.
Mr Olugbenga has made scholarly contributions to books, academic journal articles and has presented over 40 peer-reviewed papers at the international and local levels.
The African Association for Public Administration and Management (AAPAM) is a premier international professional organization that promotes best practices and excellence in public administration and management in Africa through research, publications, training, seminars, consultancy, conferences and awards.
It was established in 1971 in Freetown, Sierra Leone. AAPAM is governed through the General Assembly, Executive Committee, Council and Secretariat.