The African Union (UA) and the 8th Pan-African Conference of Ministers in charge of Public Administration / Public Service recognizes and rewards the success of the workforce and their private and nonprofit sector partners that have successfully developed innovative solutions, in terms of service delivery, combating corruption and governance-related challenges. The prize program provides opportunities for knowledge sharing, training, partnerships, and possible replication of successful initiatives across the continent. The theme of the 2018 edition of AAPSIA is “Combating Corruption: A Sustainable Path towards Africa’s Transformation”.



All finalists will be invited to attend the Award ceremony where a first prize will be awarded to each of the three winners.

  • Part of the first prize will be for publicity or the marketing of a case  study that presents each winning project
  • All winners of the different categories will be awarded a trophy
  • The finalists will each receive a certificate of acknowledgement of the success of their project.


  • The project should come from or have been mostly developed in Africa.
  • Projects should provide direct benefits to citizens in their own country, region or across Africa.
  • Prizes are open to individuals or units within government services, para-public organizations and public-private partnerships.
  • The project should work within the public sector and should still be existent for at least 1 year.
Eligible Regions: Open for All

Application Process

  • A project can only be registered within one category.
  • The submission should be stacked rather than bound.
  • Submissions should be done in English, Portuguese, French or Arabic.
  • The submission form should be fully filled with as much information as possible.
  • Handwritten submissions are not recommended. In the event that it would be impossible to do otherwise, writing should be readable.
  • Submissions may be sent by post mail, fax or e-mail through the address mentioned below.
  • No support material or supporting document is required in the application phase. The judges will
    need them during the verification stage.
  • Samples (videos, publications, CDs / DVDs) will not be returned.
  • Prices are not transferable.
  • Judges and their associates will not participate in the discussions or will respond to any correspondence related to submissions or to their decisions.
  • The information provided in this submission form and during the verification process is legally binding.
  • The AU or the Secretariat will not bear any cost, including posting and participating in the prize ceremony
  • Mailing address:
    • Department of Political Affairs
      African Union Commission
      Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
      P.O. Box 3243
      Roosevelt Street
  • E-mail:
    [email protected]
    Ms. Florence Nyagah, AU-STC8 Subcommittee on Public Service and Administration Secretariat,


Application Deadline: August 7, 2018

Application ClosedOfficial link

For Further Queries

Mr. Issaka Garba Abdou, Senior political affairs officer (DPA), E-mail: [email protected]
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