Free State Water Indaba 2009
Limpopo Water Indaba 2009
Mpumalanga Water Indaba 2009
5th World Water
Forum, 16 - 22 March 2009
International Water Week, 22 - 26 June 2009
MASIBAMBANE SCOOPS ALL AFRICA INNOVATION AWARD
The All Africa Public Service Innovation Awards (AAPSIA) was hosted on
Wednesday, 15 October 2008, as part of the sixth African Conference of Ministers
for Public/Civil Service.
The inaugural All Africa Public Sector Innovation Awards Ceremony marks a key
milestone in the journey to restore the historic innovative capacity of the
African continent. The All Africa Public Sector Innovation Awards is the
brainchild of the fourth African Conference of Ministers. AAPSIA is at the
centre of Africa's Broader Governance and Public Administration Programme. This
programme is aimed at building capacity in the public sector across the
The AAPSIA initiative is part of the bigger endeavour by the African ministers
to cultivate an enabling environment within the public sector for the
development and nurturing of innovative ideas and initiative. The express aim of
AAPSIA is the celebration of innovation in Africa and the awards celebrate
brilliance within the continents public sector that would otherwise remain
unknown and unacknowledged.
A total of 59 project entries for the 2008 awards were received under the
following categories: innovation service delivery; innovative partnership
between government, private sector and civil society; and innovative systems and
processes in governance.
Innovative service delivery improvement
The category recognises improved delivery of services and stakeholders external
to government, and improved internal efficiency within the public sector.
Innovative partnership between government, private sector and civil
The category recognises creative partnership that result in better co-operation
between government and other social partners for the purposes of service
Innovations in systems and processes of governance
The category applauds accountability, transparency and ethics in public service
The winners of the first AAPSIA awards were announced at the banquet of the
The Masibambane Water Sector Support Programme, South
Africa won the category for Innovative partnerships between government, private
sector and civil society.
The awards programme is the first Africa wide programme that celebrates
innovation in the African public sector.