Professional Associations

To assist with your networking efforts, you are encouraged to engage with one or more professional associations that may be in alignment with your career aspirations.

African Association for Public Administration and Management (AAPAM)
Established in 1971, this organization provides senior government officials with opportunities for exchanging ideas and experience, to promote the study of professional techniques and encourage research in particular African governance and administrative problems. Membership is made up of 500 individuals and 50 corporate members.

POB 60087
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Phone: 511953
Fax: 21029

Association of Management Development Institutions in South Asia (AMDISA)
The Association of Management Development Institutions in South Asia (AMDISA) was established in 1988, with the initiative of leading management development institutions in the SAARC region. It is the only association which networks management development centers across seven nations and promotes partnership between business schools, business leaders and policy administrators for enhancing the quality and effectiveness of management education in South Asia. AMDISA provides multiple ways by which member-institutions collaborate within the region.

Association of Management Development Institutions in South Asia
1228, Road #60
Jubilee Hills, Hyderabad
500 033, India
Phone: +91-40-23546091/2/3
Fax: +91-40-23544801

Association of Pacific Rim Universities
The Association of Pacific Rim Universities (APRU), formed in 1997, is a consortium of leading research universities in the Pacific Rim. APRU aims to foster education, research and enterprise thereby contributing to the economic, scientific and cultural advancement in the Pacific Rim. APRU embodies a commitment to global academic and research standards in both its objectives and guiding principles.

APRU recognizes that its activities can be powerful catalysts for expanding educational, economic, and technological cooperation among the Pacific Rim economies. In this regard, the association seeks to promote dialogue and collaboration between academic institutions in Pacific Rim economies so that they can become effective players in the global knowledge economy.

Association of Public Treasurer of the US & Canada
The Association of Public Treasurers of the US & Canada was founded in 1965 and represents 2,000 public treasury and finance officials in local, county and state/ provincial governments throughout North America. The Association provides educational seminars and conferences, publications, policy and legislative information, and technical assistance to members. The Association works closely with affiliated state associations and universities; national associations; and municipal leagues in an effort to provide the most up-to-date and accurate information to its members.

Caribbean Centre for Development Administration (CARICAD)
CARICAD was established by an Agreement signed by CARICOM member states in 1980 as a regional inter-governmental organization to assist governments in upgrading their managerial capabilities for public policy analysis, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of public sector reform programs.

Caribbean Centre for Development Administration
1st Floor, Weymouth Corporate Centre
Roebuck Street, St. Michael
Barbados, West Indies
Phone: 246-427-8535
Fax: 246-436-1709

Commonwealth Association for Public Administration and Management (CAPAM)
The Commonwealth Association for Public Administration and Management (CAPAM) is dedicated to strengthening public management and consolidating democracy and good governance throughout the Commonwealth. CAPAM achieves this through the exchange of experience among its extensive network of senior elected and appointed public officials, academics, and representatives of non-governmental organizations and the private sector.

1075 Bay St., Suite 402
Toronto, Canada
Phone: +1 416 920 – 3337
Fax: +1 416 920 – 6574

Foreign Policy Association
The Foreign Policy Association is a non-profit organization dedicated to inspiring the American public to learn more about the world. Founded in 1918, the Foreign Policy Association serves as a catalyst for developing awareness, understanding of, and providing informed opinions on global issues. Through its balanced, nonpartisan programs and publications, the FPA encourages citizens to participate in the foreign policy process.

There are many ways you can reach us. Please contact us via mail, phone or fax at:

Foreign Policy Association
470 Park Avenue South
New York, NY 10016
Phone: (212)481-8100
Fax: (212) 481-9275
E-mail: [email protected]

International Association for Feminist Economics (IAFFE)
The International Association for Feminist Economics is a non-profit organization advancing feminist inquiry of economic issues and educating economists and others on feminist points of view on economic issues.

Bucknell University
Lewisburg, PA 17837
Phone: 570-577-3637
Fax: 570-577-3451

International Public Management Association for Human Resources (IPMA-HR)
IPMA-HR represents the interests of over 5,000 human resource professionals at the Federal, State and Local levels of government. IPMA-HR provides information and assistance to public sector HR professionals in order to help them do their jobs better. Many public agencies have experienced layoffs and budget cuts, and our mission is to provide them with cost effective tools.

International Public Management Association for Human Resources (IPMA-HR)
1617 Duke Street
Alexandria, VA 22314
Phone: 703-549-7100
Fax: 703-684-0948

International Society for Ecological Economies (ISEE)
ISEE is a nonprofit, member-governed, organization dedicated to advancing understanding of the relationships among ecological, social, and economic systems for the mutual well-being of nature and people. ISEE and its regional societies provide an international forum so that we might all better understand these issues.

International Society for Ecological Economies
Heide Scheiter-Rohland
Burk and Associates, Inc.
1313 Dolley Madison Blvd. Suite 402
McLean, Virginia 22101 USA
Phone: 703-790-1745
Fax: 703-790-2672

Korean Association for Public Administration (KAPA)
Since 1939, we have been the nation’s most respected society representing all forums in the public service arena. We are advocates for greater effectiveness in government – agents of goodwill and professionalism – publishers of democratic journalism at its very best – purveyors of progressive theory and practice and providers of global citizenship. We believe that by embracing new ideas – addressing key public service issues – and promoting change at both the local and international levels, we can enhance the quality of lives worldwide.

Secretariat: Rutgers University-Newark
Secretariat Contact: Marc Holz
[email protected]

Latin-American Center for Development Administration (CLAD)
CLAD is an international organization of intergovernmental character, made up by twenty three Latin American and Caribbean countries, and by Spain, with the mission of promoting the technical co-operation and public officials training as well as the reflection, the debate and the exchange of experiences and researches related to State reform and public administration modernization.

Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development
The OECD groups 30 member countries sharing a commitment to democratic government and the market economy. With active relationships with some 70 other countries, NGOs and civil society, it has a global reach. Best known for its publications and its statistics, its work covers economic and social issues from macroeconomics to trade, education, development and science and innovation.

OECD Washington Center
2001 L Street, N.W., Suite 650
Washington, DC 20036-4922
Phone: 202-785-6323
Fax: 202-785-0350

Urban Affairs Association
The Urban Affairs Association is the international professional organization for urban scholars, researchers, and public service providers. UAA exists to encourage the dissemination of information about urbanism and urbanization, support the development of university education, research, and service programs in urban affairs, and provide leadership in fostering urban affairs as a professional and academic field.

Urban Affairs Association
David Maola
Executive Director
College of Human Services, Education and Public Policy
Center for Community Research and Services
University of Delaware
Newark, DE 19716