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Ghana Hosts 2015 CIPS Pan African Lectures in Accra, Kumasi

The Chartered Institute for Procurement and Supply (CIPS), in partnership with Professor Douglas Boateng and the PanAvest Foundation, has drawn a programme for the 2015 Pan African Supply Chain Public Lecture Series.

In the Ghana, the lecture will be held in Accra and Kumasi at the National Theatre and the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology respectively, on April 28 and 29, 2015, over two and half hours each day. The theme for this year’s series is: “Were We Ever on the Same Page: Negotiate, Agree in Specificities, and then Contract.”

The lectures will shed light on some of the reasons why a relative lack of negotiation on the continent is hampering, amongst other things, region-wide service delivery, organisational value chain performance and competitiveness, and broader socio-economic development.

The initiative also aims to create more awareness on how negotiations could be a game changer for the African continent. It is basically designed for the benefit of both public and private sector professionals from a range of industries, as negotiation skills across a supply chain touch many disciplines.

Prof Douglas Boateng
Prof Douglas Boateng
(MSc, EngD FCILT, FCMI, FIoD, FIC, FIOM FCIPS) Founder AND CEO – Panavest International and partners and President of the Panavest Foundation

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