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Project Management Association of Nepal achieves full IPMA Membership

PM PROFESSION NEWS 

Reported by Jouko Vaskimo in Croatia

3 October 2013 – Dubrovnik, Croatia and Zurich, Switzerland – The Project Management Association of Nepal (PMAN) has been approved for full member association status in the International Project Management Association (IPMA). The announcement was made following the meeting of the IPMA Council of Delegates (CoD) during September 28th – 29th 2013 in the Valamar Resort Babin Kuk in Dubrovnik, Croatia, with delegates from 43 IPMA Member Associations (MA) in attendance. The meeting was organized by Croatian Association for Project Management (CAPM), the local IPMA MA, and hosted by Professor Mladen Radujkovic, president of both CAPM and IPMA.

131018-pmwj16-pman-IMAGERegistered in Kathmandu in January 2009, the Project Management Association of Nepal (PMAN) was formed to advance the knowledge and practice of project management through publication, education and training, research, certification, awards, standards, and member services in Nepal across all sectors.  PMAN was represented in Dubrovnik by Mr. Tikajit Rai, PMAN President (pictured)

Mr. Rai was very content with full IPMA membership, and stated: “we are delighted to become a full member of IPMA. This celebration among 55 MA representatives also entails responsibilities for both the growth of the MA as an association and IPMA as an international umbrella association. For the former, we will have increased membership while launching IPMA C and D level IPMA certifications next year. For the latter, with Bangladesh becoming transitioning member with PMAN’s coordination, we will continue efforts to bring other countries in Asia and the Pacific region to join the IPMA family.”

“We will also increase our involvement with IPMA’s working groups beyond IPMA Marketing,” he added.

Mr Rai can be contacted at [email protected]. For further information please navigate to www.pman.org.np

In addition to PMAN, the IPMA CoD also unanimously approved the membership applications of the French Société Management de Projet (SMaP), Asociacion Mexicana de Ingenieria de Proyectos (AMIP), and Asociacion Peruana de Dirección de Proyectos (APDP) in Peru. These Member Associations were previously transitional members and are now full members of IPMA.

Founded in 1965 and registered in Switzerland, International Project Management Association (IPMA) is the oldest global project management professional organization. IPMA is an international federation of more than 50 national project management societies in Africa, Asia, Europe and the Americas. The IPMA World Congress is one of the largest and most important gatherings of project management authorities and leaders each year. The president for 2013-2014 is Mr. Mladen Radujkovic. For more information visit www.ipma.ch