Procurement professionalization in challenging environments: The cases of Afghanistan and Nigeria (Live Event)

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OVERVIEW

The World Bank has been supporting the professionalization of public procurement to help strengthen the skills and competencies of practitioners and make the delivery of goods, services, and works to citizens more efficient.

In Afghanistan, the National Procurement Authority, through Civil Services Commission, has developed a Procurement Cadre Regulation and recruited about 1000 procurement staff. The National Procurement Institute has developed systematic training, certification, and accreditation of staff. This was part of the Fiscal Performance Support Project with support from the World Bank.

In Nigeria, the World Bank-funded Sustainable Procurement, Environmental and Social Standards Enhancement Project (SPESSE) is supporting six federal universities to graduate 21,240 students in Procurement, Environmental and Social Standards (PES). The project is also helping central government agencies to commence professionalization programs in PES.


SPEAKERS

Alham Omar Hotaki, CEO and Director General of the National Procurement Authority (NPA) of Government of Islamic Republic of Afghanistan

Ahmad Shah Naqshbandi, Deputy for Professionalization (NPA)

Dr. Joshua Atah, National Coordinator of the Sustainable Procurement, Environmental and Social Standards Enhancement (SPESSE) Project in Nigeria

Aliyu E. Aliyu, Director, Regulations, Database and ICT Department of Nigeria Bureau of Public Procurement

 

EXPERT DISCUSSANTS

Kim Phan, Director of the International Law Institute

Prof. Dermot Cahill, Head of Strategy, HelpUsTrade, and Former Founder Director, Institute for Competition and Procurement Studies, Bangor University, UK

Uwingeneye Joyeuse, Director General of Rwanda Public Procurement Authority

James Kaloki, Ag. CEO, Kenya Institute of Supplies Management, Nairobi, Kenya


CHAIR

Vinay Sharma, Global Director, Governance Procurement, World Bank
 

MODERATOR

A K Kalesh Kumar, Senior Procurement Specialist, World Bank

RPRESENTATIONS

For more information about the event and the World Bank's work on public procurement, check out: Procurement Professionalization in Challenging Environments: The Cases of Afghanistan and Nigeria & Procurement for Development. We'd love to hear from you! Provide your comments and questions on this page.

Authors

Nicholas Nam

External Affairs Specialist

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Freedom
February 28, 2021

It would be worthwhile listening to the discussion.

Fisola Bamisile
February 28, 2021

Good initiative, I would be glad to participate

Ian Campbell
February 28, 2021

Dear Sir/Madam,

I am interested in the webinar regarding the captioned matter.

Regards,

Ian Campbell, Director, Public Procurement, Ministry of Foreign Affairs & Foreign Trade

Samir Kumar Das
February 28, 2021

International Movement for Advancement of Education Culture Social & Economic Development (IMAECSED) wants to join in your discussion regarding combat against corruption to build government machinery strength and successful. Government being the trusty of their citizen, it's machinery should be transparent and accountable. Working environment in many LDC countries may not be fully favorable but it can not undermine their conduct in services. Corruption germinates inside the government servants more quickly than the other groups of people in the country. To remedy these inconsistency application of procerement should be fair and transparent.

Blessing Munguri
February 28, 2021

its Interesting to note that the profession is growing so rapidly.I excited to learn more and to take part in future surveys

Isayed afif
February 28, 2021

Consultant eng.

Hajizada Hajizada
February 28, 2021

Thanks for your email and would like to join in such a discussion. Could you please give me more details accordingly?

Md Rayhan Shiddique
February 28, 2021

I am very glad and looking forward to join in the event.

Bala Saidu
February 28, 2021

Very interested to contribute in any way possible for me to cut the size of corruption in my country Nigeria. Public procurement is the worst system that executive use in stealing our resources.

Haroon Ashraf
February 28, 2021

It will be helpful to devise mutual strategy to coping up corruption in Public sector specially in Asian countries like Pakistan, Afghanistan, India

James Audu Gana
February 28, 2021

I will like to be part of the conversation. Thanks

Olusesi Biliaminu Oluwole
February 28, 2021

It's a great initiative. I would love to be part of the initiative.

Yusuf Yahaya
February 28, 2021

Will really like to participate as my campaign for Security Procurements should have due process teams though confidential due process teams. And Emirates Councils should also have due process teams on Procurements, which the Emirates should also participate in Monitoring and Supervision as every procurement projects falls under an emirate territory. They should independently carryout Monitoring and Supervision in the likes of Works Ministries, Procurement bureau/boards, house of Assemblies, the executives and MDA's/LGA's Resident Due Process Team.

Harish Singh Saud
February 28, 2021

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Mahamadou GUEYE
February 28, 2021

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Auta Elisha Menson
February 28, 2021

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Rumbidzai
February 28, 2021

Would like to be part of the meeting

RABEZAKA Bertrand
February 28, 2021

How to eradicate the bribery in procurement?

Javed Ladaf
February 28, 2021

Hi sir,

Thanks for given opportunity for this procurement.

Teni Medupin
February 28, 2021

Will attend

Danilo Cunha
February 28, 2021

Thanks

Raji Akeem
February 28, 2021

Very good initiative

Michael Essibuah
February 28, 2021

It will be a great event.

IFTIKHAR AHMED SANJRANI
February 28, 2021

I am serving at Mir Chakar Khan Rind University, Sibi, Pakistan, as Assistant Director Procurement. Hope this session will help be to knew in dept the importance of value for money/time and transparency in Public Procurement.

Lubangakene Derick
February 28, 2021

How can long-term agreement and framework contracts be used to improve availability of health commodities in low and middle income countries

James Balamo
February 28, 2021

I'll like to join to learn more from the subject matter. I know Nigeria has been doing a lot to ensure the professionalization of Public Procurement Cadre and mainstreaming same into the Scheme of Service of the Federation. This forum will avail me opportunity to learn about some of the challenges and possibilities solutions in difficult situations.
Thanks

JOAO GIME
February 28, 2021

I confirm my presence

Dr. Md. Nurul Islam, MCIPS, Chartered
February 28, 2021

I have worked in Afghanisltan and especially with Mr. Ahmed Shah Naqshbandi as International Procurement Adviser. I am interested to join the discussion.

Vishu Kumar
February 28, 2021

I am interested in participation, rather it would be a great pleasure to join hands with world Bank to enhance a strategic approach to build a nation in a pragmatic approach

P.k.Mohmood saj
February 28, 2021

sector training ( procurement programs)
is the best practices more development service providers

Anjula Negi
February 28, 2021

Extremely important topic, thank you organisers. I am happy to be a part of it and if required can serve as a procurement consultant.

I am a public procurement expert and have undertaken procurement ( goods & services, developers and contractors, including on PPP basis, apart from know how of FIDIC contracts, ADB& WB bid documentation and EPC Turkey types. I gave worked and laisoned government ( Central, State, Local) as well have undertaken bid processes management covering evaluation , inputs to contract agreement development and policy guidance. I look forward to staying connected.

Anjula Negi
February 28, 2021

Extremely important topic, thank you organisers. I am happy to be a part of it and if required can serve as a procurement consultant.

I am a public procurement expert and have undertaken procurement ( goods & services, developers and contractors, including on PPP basis, apart from know how of FIDIC contracts, ADB& WB bid documentation and EPC Turkey types. I gave worked and laisoned government ( Central, State, Local) as well have undertaken bid processes management covering evaluation , inputs to contract agreement development and policy guidance. I look forward to staying connected.

Dr. Srinivas Siragam
February 28, 2021

Hi

Adeyemi Arowosebe
February 28, 2021

Skills of Nigerian on PPP is very low

Dawam Samuel
February 28, 2021

Interested

Ashmeed Mohammed
February 28, 2021

Interested.

Ayanfe Adegbaju
February 28, 2021

Another avenue for knowledge to be added

Usman Mohammed
February 28, 2021

Thanks for this opportunity.

David Hillary Onditi
February 28, 2021

Waiting to join

Ibrahim Khalil Musa
February 28, 2021

With the pandemic messing around everything, it is inevitable to empowered people with new strategies to deploy in order to minimize the multiple challenges surfacing today!

Nabil Hasaan
February 28, 2021

Good opportunity

Muffet Luke Taro
February 28, 2021

Add me to the live dicussions

Mariam Bayoh
February 28, 2021

Ok

Cécil ADIKPETO
February 28, 2021

I want to participe and have a certificate
Thank you

MONUJ GOHAIN
February 28, 2021

Will be happy to join

niranjan kumar
February 28, 2021

will be interested in sharing some experiences

Iansly Awakari
February 28, 2021

interested

Mirabel Okafor
February 28, 2021

Looking forward to the thought provoking session.

Muhammad Yousaf Sheikh
February 28, 2021

it's a very good step from the World Bank to arrange the important topic discussion on strengthening the skills of procurement staff can play an important role in fighting corruption and building trust in government.

Naseeb Arman
February 28, 2021

As Procurement is approximately a new field in Afghanistan, the qualified and capacity-built staff especially the public Procurement staff in government agencies is a must and required.
because procurement has a very important role in the efficient and effective consumption of the public budget which is the leading point for government development affairs.
As well we have witnessed that international donors are implementing a huge amount projects in Afghanistan, they have their own procurement regulation and rules, as these projects are implementing in Afghanistan in close coordination with government entities, thus it is essential to train and build the public procurement staff capacity by the international donors.