Who we are, What we do
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.
From the Center Leader’s Desk
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.
Frequently Asked Questions
The SPESSE project is aimed at enhancing sustainable human capacity development in Procurement, Environmental and Social standards in public and private sectors in Nigeria and its regions to support governance, increase transparency, competition, equal opportunity, sustainability along with environmental and social standards and management.
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. Sustained capacity building, education and research are critical factors that will foster professionalization in procurement that stimulates efficiency in government spending, transparency, long term value for money among others.
Our courses are designed to improve the competence of those aiming to develop a career in environmental standards as well as for managers, supervisors and safety professionals who are taking on environmental responsibilities drawn from the public service, private sector and civil society organizations.
Transfer of students from recognized Universities are accepted on merit and at the discretion of the University. Students can transfer into 200-Level courses provided they have the relevant qualifications and the CGPA of 2.00.
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
We focus on offering world-class in-person and
online pedagogic content and hybrid learning
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