The Association of Public Affairs (APA) envisions to be a catalyst in building society’s capability for informed debate on public policy through creating a knowledge-empowered active (youth and student) citizenry in Singapore and beyond. Its mission is to be the premier Singapore tertiary student association, leading a ‘whole-of-Singapore-tertiary-students’ effort to promote the theory and practice of public and international affairs for the betterment of society.
Its strategies are:
(1) to apply public and international affairs theory to practice, and propose holistic policy solutions to policymakers, sensitive to policy context and tradeoffs;
(2) to conduct outreach to Singapore’s tertiary students (Junior Colleges, ITEs, Polytechnics and Universities) to educate on public policy to raise the baseline of civic awareness;
(3) to empower Singaporeans to shape their own future through a democracy of deeds.
Whilst APA primarily works on Singaporean issues and pitches solutions to Singaporean policymakers for impact, it endeavours to improve the general theory-praxis collaboration in public and international affairs, and is committed to solving common wicked policy problems across countries, developing and developed. APA members are learners of public policy, and aspire to be the non-partisan student voice of progress, justice and rationality in Singapore through integrity and professionalism in our speech and deeds.