A Nigerian public administrator, and Director of Studies and Head, Department of Computing and Information Management Studies, Nigeria Administrative Staff College (ASCON), Lagos, Mr. Dada Joseph Olugbenga, has been elected Vice President of the African Association for Public Administration and Management. (AAPAM) at the recently concluded 41st Round Table Conference with the theme: “African Renewal in the Era of Sustainable Development: Shared Responsibility for Strengthening the Institute of Technology in Cape Town, South Africa.

AAPAM is a premier international professional organization that promotes best practice 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. The AAPAM is governed through the General Assembly, the executive committee, the council and the secretariat.

Prior to this election, Mr. Dada had served AAPAM in various capacities including: Vice President for West Africa and Council Member.

For this election, he will serve as a member of the executive committee and a member of the council of AAPAM.

Mr. Dada has a BA in Economics from the University of Maiduguri in 1991, an MS in Environmental Resource Management from Lagos State University in 1999 and a Postgraduate Diploma in Corporate Management from the Nigeria Institute of Management in 1996. He is also a National Institute (mni) member of the prestigious National Institute for Policy and Strategic Studies (NIPSS), Kuru, Jos.

His work experience transcends the public and private sectors of the economy, having served as a management consultant/trainer for various multilateral, bilateral, national and subnational organizations. His areas of interest include Development Management, Organizational Development, Project Management and M&E, Leadership, Public Sector Reforms, Performance Management, Resource Consulting, Environmental Management.

Mr. Dada has attended numerous conferences, seminars and workshops in and outside of Nigeria and has made scholarly contributions to books, academic journal articles and has submitted over 40 peer-reviewed papers internationally and locally.