In August 2005, the African Management Development Institute Network (AMDIN) was launched in the RSA through the Launching Conference of AMDIN with the Support of the African Union Commission and NEPAD Secretariat. It is reported that the initiative was under the guidance and authority of the Committee of African Ministers of Public Service. During the conference, the Draft AMDIN Constitution was adopted and later amended in 2006 and 2007.
The overall objective of AMDIN is to facilitate the optimal functioning of African Management Training and Development Institutions by:
- Advocating for a conducive policy environment;
- Strengthening the collective capacity of Management Training and Development Institutions through sharing of resources and exchange of knowledge; and
- Developing relevant skills of management, faculty and other employees
Taking into consideration the need for an AMDIN Council meeting PALAMA was requested to host the meeting on 3 February 2012. The Council is intended to deliberate on crucial issues such as the review of the AMDIN constitution and preparation for the election of new Council members.