The raison d’etre of any government is the pursuit of the happiness of its citizenry. This way, the government adds value to the quality of life of its people in all strata of society. One of the ways of doing this is via standardization. In recent times, interest in the fields of procurement, environmental management and social safeguards have increased. This has necessitated the need for concomitant capacity building in minimum benchmarks to decrease the negative consequences linked to the absence of standards in the tripartite areas of procurement, environment and social safeguards.
Center for Innovation in Procurement, Environmental and Social Standards is a World Bank sponsored center of excellence established at the Federal University of Agriculture, Makurdi, Benue State. CIPESS is funded by the World Bank for a 5-year period in the first glance under the Sustainable Procurement, Environmental and Social Standards Enhancement (SPESSE) project.
Procurement courses to be established by the Centre are aimed at developing human capacities that will fill the skills and knowledge gaps that exist in private and public sectors of our economy.
The recent global emphasis on rational use of natural resources has raised the need for increased environmental education and capacity building in the area.
Effective social standards systems are vital ingredients for healthy growth and development of the society and are invariably a measure of the effectiveness of social institutional structures and general impact of good governance.
To be a dynamic regional hub for expert training and research in public procurement, environmental and social standards based on global best practices.
CIPESS exists to produce a critical mass of highly skilled and fit-for-purpose professionals in the areas of Procurement, Environmental and Social Standards for sustainable development
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