Fifty five officials from public and private sector organizations in Nigeria have joined Public-Private Partnership (PPP) professionals from across 64 other countries to obtain the coveted Certified Public-Private Partnership Professional (CP3P) foundation level certification. The successful candidates drawn from a number of Federal Government Ministries, Departments and Agencies, including those from Kaduna State government as well as participants from the private sector were awarded certificates, upon successful completion of the CP3P foundation level examination, Thursday, in Abuja, following rigorous training and assessment which held between August and September 2017.
At the event to witness the certificate presentation was the Ag. Director General of the ICRC, Engr. Chidi Izuwah, who was represented by the Executive Director, Public Private Partnership Resource Department, ICRC, Mike Ohiani, Executive Director, Stakeholder Relations and Corporate Communications, Dangote Group, who is also a former Director General of the ICRC, Engr. Mansur Ahmed, representatives from various multi-lateral organizations including the World Bank, African Development Bank, Islamic Development Bank, senior government officials and PPP practitioners.
The CP3P is the foremost certification programme for PPP practitioners worldwide. The globally endorsed programme is an innovation of the Asian Development Bank, (ADB), the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD), the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), Islamic Development Bank (IsDB) and the Multi-lateral Investment Fund (MIF), World Bank Group and part funded by the Public-Private Infrastructure Advisory Facility (PPIAF), with a shared vision of enhancing PPP performance globally. Weir Capacity Limited, a Nigerian consulting firm is an Authorized Training Organization (ATO), accredited by the APMG to provide CP3P training and examinations.