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- Home | AfSAE
African Society of Association Executives UPCOMING EVENTS VIRTUAL AAS3 ASSOCIATIONS ADVANCE AFRICA AWARDS JOIN OUR COMMUNITY Join the growing number of association management professionals from across the African Continent. Become a Member Upcoming AfSAE Events Associations Advance Africa Awards Sep 24th, 2021 (16:00 - 18:00) (GMT+2) Kigali, Kigali City, Rwanda Awards Page 3rd AfSAE Africa Associations Summit Sep 23rd - 24th, 2021 Kigali Convention Center, Kigali City, Rwanda View Event Associations Africa Events AfSAE Association Summit 1 (AAS1) Organised by the African Society of Association Executives (AfSAE) in partnership with the Kenyatta International Convention Centre (KICC). Read more AfSAE Association Summit 2 (AAS2) In the post-Covid-19 pandemic world, it is only those Associations that demonstrate agility and adaptability that will survive 2020 and beyond. Read more Rwanda Association Workshop Premised on the veritable platform of AfSAE’s goals of education, advocacy, networking, and as a voice of the association profession in Africa. Read more Ghana Association Workshop Associations have the unique ability to enhance the personal and professional lives of individuals in virtually every business sector. Read more Association Meeting Needs (ICCA Survey 2021) The survey was conducted by ICCA in 2021 in collaboration with the African Society of Association Executives (AfSAE), the Asia-Pacific Federation of Association Organizations (APFAO), and the European Society of Association Executives. View Survey Find Us on Social Media
- AfSAE Summit 1 (AAS1) | AfSAE
AFSAE SUMMIT (AAS1) Over 100 association executives drawn from seven African countries showed up in Kenya’s capital Nairobi on 21 to 22 October 2019, for the inaugural Africa Association Summit (AAS1). The 2-day Summit was organised by the African Society of Association Executives (AfSAE) in partnership with the Kenyatta International Convention Centre (KICC). AfSAE is a professional community of association executives and the voice of the association profession in Africa. AFSAE Summit (AAS1) Gallery 1/1
- AfSAE Summit 2 (AAS2) Virtual | AfSAE
AfSAE Virtual Africa Associations Summit (AAS2) Building Better Together The year 2020 has emerged as the most redefining year for Associations not only in Africa but across the world. The Covid-19 pandemic has not only changed how associations conduct their business activities but has redefined how these activities will be conducted into the future. In the post-Covid-19 pandemic world, it is only those Associations that demonstrate agility and adaptability that will survive 2020 and beyond.
- Webinars | AfSAE
- Rwanda Association Workshop | AfSAE
Out of gallery Eighty-Nine (89) association professionals and nonprofit managers in Rwanda, Kenya and Nigeria successfully completed the certificate course training in association management offered by the African Society of Association Executives (AfSAE). Gathered in Rwanda’s clean capital Kigali, the highly anticipated association training and development workshop was sponsored by the Rwanda Convention Bureau (RCB) and facilitated by AfSAE. The training took place at Ubumwe Grande Hotel. Premised on the veritable platform of AfSAE’s vision of education, advocacy, networking, and as a voice of the association profession in Africa, the 3 days training was the most intense that the society has conducted since it was founded in 2016. Mr. Gregg Talley, CAE, FASAE, President and CEO of Talley Management Group, Inc. and Jeffers Miruka, AfSAE President and CEO of the African Association Management Company (AFAMCO) facilitated the training. The workshop was intertwined with several group discussions and short presentations from participants, all aimed at maximizing learning and promoting networking. Delegates were disallowed from sharing the same tables with similar faces during the training to foster free interactions. The prestigious certificate program in association management course, that leads to a Certified Association Executive (CAE) credential is a product of the American Society of Association Executives (ASAE) also known as the Center for Association Leadership. This was made possible through a grant of program license and faculty status agreement between ASAE and AfSAE. The courses covered included; essential practices in association management, effectively managing volunteer committees and task forces, membership development, communication and public relation, and developing your leadership potential. The first course of the program, essential practices in association management was first offered during Meetings Africa 2018 in Johannesburg, South Africa, in June 2018 in Kigali, Rwanda and in February 2019 in Accra Ghana. It’s the intention of AfSAE to spread this training in Africa as it promotes the association management profession in the continent and give voices to associations, equipped the AfSAE president. Frank Murangwa, Director of Destination Marketing at the Rwanda Convention Bureau, while closing the training, said that associations have made his organisation set new targets for revenues earned from hosting business events from $74 million in 2018 to $88 million in 2019. With events such as Transform Africa Summit (TAS) and International Conference on AIDS and STIs in Africa (ICASA 2019) lined up, Rwanda is well positioned to be a force to reckon with as a business events destination in Africa. 1/1
- Upcoming: AfSAE Summit 3 (AAS3) Virtual | AfSAE
AfSAE SUMMIT (AAS3) Theme: Enhancing Partnerships, Growth and Opportunities for Associations in a Post-Pandemic Africa Dates: 23rd and 24th September 2021
- Meetings Africa Training | AfSAE
MEETINGS AFRICA TRAINING AfSAE Workshop Out of gallery
- Ghana Association Workshop | AfSAE
GHANA ASSOCIATIONS WORKSHOP Associations have the unique ability to enhance the personal and professional lives of individuals in virtually every business sector. Because associations are indispensable to industries, professions, and society, it's vitally important that people who work in associations have a full understanding of their nature and history. At the end of this course, one will have a better understanding of how associations are organized, how the leadership and management functions work, the value of members, key principles for working with volunteers, and how one's role contributes to the organization's success. Out of gallery
- AfSAE History | AfSAE
History of AfSAE For several years an informal group of African Association Executives had gathered during Meetings Africa, under the auspices of the South African National Convention Bureau (SANCB), and talked about the need and desire to connect themselves and build an infrastructure to enable them to stay connected throughout the year. At Meetings Africa 2015 the topic was brought forward during Association Day to create the African Society of Association Executives (AfSAE). The group present enthusiastically agreed and formed an “Establishment Committee” made up of the following individuals: The AfSAE Establishment Committee Jeffers Miruka, African Association of Agricultural Economists, Kenya Olubunmi Owoso, Commonwealth Association of Polytechnics in Africa, Kenya Ibrahim Bangura, African Bodybuilding & Physique Sports Federation, Sierra Leone Diran Onifade, African Federation of Science Journalists, Nigeria Peninnah Kabenge Aligawesa, Federation of Africa University Sports, Uganda Chidorum Nwakanma, International Associations of Business Communicators, Nigeria George Sunguh, Port Management Association for Eastern and Southern Africa, Kenya Musa Mabandla, South African Neuroscience Society, Kwa-Zulu Natal Brian Ssennoga, The Free Software and Open Source Foundation for Africa, Ghana Kelvin Esiasa, Zambian Society for Public Administration, Zambia Victoria Lugey, Union of the Catholic African Press, Ghana Samuel Nii Ardey Codjoe, Union for African Population Studies, Ghana Natalie Kensley, The Conference Company, Kwa-Zulu Natal Gregg Talley, Talley Management Group, Inc., USA Gary Grimmer, Gaining Edge, Australia The role of the Establishment Committee was to explore the possibility and options around the incorporation, formation, and management of an AfSAE. The Establishment Committee empowered an Executive Group to work through these issues and report back. The Executive Group Name Association Role 1. Jeffers Miruka African Association of Agricultural Economists President 2. Ibrahim Bangura African Bodybuilding & Physique Sports Federation Secretary 3. Peninnah Kabenge Federation of Africa University Sports Treasurer 4. Chidorum Nwakanma International Associations of Business Communicators Member 5. Kelvin Esiasa* Zambian Society for Public Administration Member 6. Brian Ssennoga The Free Software and Open Source Foundation for Africa Member 7. Diran Onifade African Federation of Science Journalists Member *Kelvin has since passed on The group met by conference call and in-person throughout 2015 and reported back to the full Establishment Committee. The conclusion was to formally incorporate in South Africa and launch at the 2016 Meetings, Africa. The Memorandum of Incorporation is available on the Members Only section of the website. At Meetings Africa the Establishment Committee was disbanded and the first Board of Directors was voted into place as a slate by the Association Executives present. Elections and rotation of the Board will commence immediately per the By-Laws.
- AfSAE Strategic Plan | AfSAE
AfSAE Strategic Plan Grid 2020-2023