What's New

CAPAM regretfully announces that Trinidad and Tobago has withdrawn as host country of the CAPAM 2016 Biennial Conference due to economic circumstances beyond their control. As a founding supporter of CAPAM in 1991, Trinidad and Tobago remains strongly committed to CAPAM and its work despite the current challenges. The CAPAM executive and Board of Directors are considering several options, and are confident that a new partner and venue will be in place imminently. Stay tuned for an announcement on a new location and dates once arrangements have been finalized.

CAPAM is very proud to convey the news that, Esther Bryan, Quilt of Belonging’s founding artist and coordinator, has been awarded the Governor General’s Meritorious Service Medal, to honour her service to Canada. More »

27 Nov 2015 - In what has been a true breakthrough for gender equality in the Commonwealth, Patricia Scotland of Dominica was elected new Secretary-General - the first woman to hold the post. Malta’s Prime Minister Joseph Muscat made the announcement at a press conference during the Commonwealth summit. More »

For the first time in postal history, 27 postal administrations within the Commonwealth have come together for a genuine postage purpose to produce a unique stamp sheet to mark the 50th anniversary of the Commonwealth Secretariat and the role as HM The Queen as Head of the Commonwealth. More »

The Commonwealth Association for Public Administration and Management (CAPAM) invites submissions from academics, senior public servants and consultants with expertise in public service innovation for inclusion in CAPAM’s 2016 Biennial Conference programme. In an initial stage, submissions should take the form of abstracts for the presentation of papers, workshops, case studies, colloquia, etc. More »

CAPAM launches the 2016 International Innovations Awards (IIA) that culminate in award presentations to winners on the final day of the Biennial Conference. The IIA offer recognition to public servants for their tireless efforts and accomplishments in making government function better. For 2016 the IIA feature exciting new categories, and all commonwealth countries are encouraged to provide a submission for these prestigious awards. More »

The September 2015 edition of the Commonwealth Innovations Review (CIR) is now available... More »

Academics, senior public servants and consultants from around the Commonwealth are invited to submit articles for CAPAM's quarterly publication, the Commonwealth Innovations Review (CIR). For more information, please reference the CIR Submission Guidelines. More »

CAPAM offers numerous categories through which organisations may take advantage of sponsorship opportunities. Become a CAPAM sponsor… More »

Presentations provided for the 2014 Biennial Conference and International Innovations Awards are now available... More »


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