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Regional Con for Africa Schools of Gov.

Regional Conference for Schools of Government in Africa

Advancing Africa’s Public Service Excellence: United in pursuit to realize capable institutions and transformed leadership.

About the Regional Con

  1. Conference objective is to elucidate the barriers to transformation in the service delivery in the wake of continued capacity development by MDIs. Specifically, conference will:
  1. Discuss the current state of MDIs in Africa.
  2. Identify challenges and barriers faced by MDIs in realization of its mandate and discuss ways to overcome them.
  3. Explore innovative ways by MDIs to enhance the capacity of senior public administrators to effectively deliver services to citizens.
  4. Discuss the potential benefits of Africa Government in utilizing MDIs for Public Sector Capacity Development for realization of Agenda 2063.
  5. Discuss collaborative and innovative strategies to be employed by African MDIs for enhancing the efficiency, effectiveness, and citizen-centric public service delivery.
  6. Discuss evolving role of MDIs in digital era.
Advancing & Strengthening Regional MDIs
Transformed Public Service Leadership
Building Resilient and Responsive Public Institutions
Excursion and Experiential Learning Indoor/ Outdoor


Expected Participants

Chairpersons and Commissioners of Public Service Commissions
Commissioners of Commissions and Independent Offices
Heads of Regulatory and Enforcement Agencies
Heads of Devolved Governance Institutions
Heads of Higher Learning Institutions
Head of MDIs
Senior officials in Ministries and agencies dealing with Capacity Development
Public administration and development management scholars from the academia.
Representatives of Multilateral and Bilateral Development Agencies
Development and Governance Agencies- African Union (AU), The Eastern and Southern African Management Institute (ESAMI), Microsoft, CAFRAD, ENA, Regional Economic Communities (RECs), the African Development Bank (ADB), the Economic Commission on Africa (ECA), United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), World Bank etc.

The participation/conference inclusive of conference package, certificate, lunch and refreshments; exclusive of travel and accommodation fee will be as follows: 

  1. Kenyan delegates – USD 400
  2. Other Nationalities – USD 500
  3. Ph.D. candidates – USD 200


Registration Fees

Regional Conference Timetable

Title: Regional Conference for Schools of Government in Africa

Theme: Advancing Africa’s Public Service Excellence: United in pursuit to realize Capable Institutions and Transformed Leadership

Mombasa, Kenya on 16-19 July, 2024

4:00 – 7:00 pmArrival and Registration
7:00 -9:00 pmReception to be hosted by PS State Department of Public Service
End of Day One
Opening Ceremony
8:30 amAll participants seated
8:45 am 
  1. Chief Guest arrives
  2. National Anthem
9:00 am
  1. Prayer
  2. Welcome Remarks by DG Kenya School of Government
  3. Remarks by Chairman of the KSG Council
9:30 – 10:00 am 


  1. Conference Sponsors
  2. PS State department of Public Service
  3. Host Governor
  4. AMDNI Presidency
  5. Cabinet Secretary Ministry of Public Service, Performance and Delivery management
  6. Chief Guest
10.30 -11.00Conference Photo Session
Health Break 
Sub-Theme 1: Advancing & Strengthening MDIs
11.00– 12.15 pm

Role of MDIs in developing the Capacity of Public Servants: 

  1. Achievements, challenges and way forward
  2. Realization of the National Agenda
  3. Realization of Africa Agenda 2063

Presentation by

  1. East Africa: One MDI (15 Min)
  2. Central Africa: One MDI (15 Min)
  3. West Africa: One MDI (15 Min)
  4. Southern Africa: One MDI (15 Min)
  5. North Africa: One MDI (15 Min)



12:15 – 1:15 pmPlenary



1.00 – 2.00 pmLunch
2:00 – 3:00 pm

Role of MDIs as a Government think-tank: Experience Sharing: Policy-oriented, problem-solving and policy advice to Government

Presentation by:

  1. One MDI
  2. One Research Institution



3:00 – 4:00 pmPlenary 



5:00 – 5:30 pmHealth Break
4:30 – 5:30 pm

Leveraging the power of collaboration in Public Sector Capacity Development. Presentation by:

  1. AMDIN: Building capacity of capacity builders
  2. UNDESA: Standards of excellence for MDIs
  3. World Bank: Support for MDIs
  4. AAPAM-Pursuing Capable MDIs for transformed leadership 



5.30 – 6.30 pmPlenary



7.00 – 9:00 pmGala Dinner to be hosted by Cabinet Secretary Ministry of Public Service, Performance and Delivery management
End of Day Two
Sub-Theme 2: Transformed Public Service Leadership
8:30 am – 9:30 am

Public Service of the Future: Role of MDIs in responding to emerging issues

  1. Public Sector Reforms 
  2. Public Sector Innovations 
  3. Digitization of Government Services

Presentation by 



9:30 – 10: 30 amPlenary 
10:30 – 11:00 amHealth Break
11.00 – 12.00 pm 

Ethical Rectitude and Leadership in the Public Service

  1. Role of MDIs in institutionalization of values-based leadership 
  2. Role of MDIs in fighting corruption in the Public Service

Presentation by Public Service Commission, Kenya

12:00 – 1:00 pmPlenary 
1.00 – 2.00 pmLunch
2:00 – 3.00 pm

Mainstreaming Public Sector Productivity

  1. Role of MDIs in driving productivity 
  2. Role of MDIs in performance and delivery management

Presentation by Malaysia 

3.00 – 4:00 pmPlenary  
4:00 pmHealth Break
End of Day Three
Day 4
Sub-Theme 3: Building Resilient and Responsive Public Institutions
8:30 am – 10:30 am

Case studies on the contribution of MDIs. 

Presentation by

  1. China National Academy of Governance (CNAG)
  2. Institut National de service Public (INSP), France formerly known as Ecole National d’Administration (ENA)
  3. United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UN DESA)
  4. Two (2) African Regional MDIs
10:30 – 11: 00 amHealth Break 
11:00 – 12:30 pmPlenary 
12.30 – 2.00 pmLunch Break 
2:00 – 4:00 pm

Way Forward

  1. Presentation of Conference Communique
  2. Discussion
  3. Next Summit
4:00 – 4.30 pm 

Closing Statement by Chief Guest

  1. National Anthem 
  2. Official closure
430 pmHealth Break 
End of Day Four
Day 5: Excursion
07:30 am

Leave KSG Mombasa Campus 

  1. Group 1: Kwale: Diani – Watamu island
  2. Group 2: Kilifi: Various sites
09.00 am

Delegates received by Host Governor

  1. Address by Host Governor
  2. Refreshment
10:00 amLeave for sites 
1.00 pmLunch  
2.00 pmMore sites visit  
3.30 pmReturn to KSG Mombasa Campus 
End of Day Five and departure
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