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By Taopheek Babayeju

International Correspondent

Lagos, Nigeria

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Project Management for Kids

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Encouraging the standard for Project Management best practices in Nigeria continues with a mentoring act of young individuals in an event organized for pupils in various secondary schools in Abuja, Nigeria. In association with ReDance Africa Foundation; a non-profit teenage empowerment organization designed to mobilize, inspire, empower and unite teenagers and children around Africa with a vision to inspire young children and teenagers to become responsible leaders, ProMaCon lends guidance to these promising future leaders.

The Programme Director of ProMaCon and CEO @ iCentra Mr. Taopheek Babayeju was at the Education for P.E.A.C.E event to express this mission. He educated the participants on Project Management and provided his vision on how education can be implemented for peace development in view of the social challenges facing Africa such as a restricted access to education based on religious affiliation and tribal association. As a creative and artistic person, his generous view on channeling creativity via art was duly appreciated as it was relevant to the discussion at this event.

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About the Author 

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Lagos, Nigeria 

Taopheek Babayejuis a seasoned professional with hands-on experience in Project Management, Technology and Entrepreneurship. He is known for his detailed and analytical approach to solving problems; he specialises in using technology and innovations to enhance business models and processes. His expertise includes strategies, innovations, planning and concept development.

Taopheek started out his career as a telecoms engineer at TCC Nig. Ltd and later attended the United Kingdom Telecoms Academy (UKTA) where he trained as a network engineer. Before joining Nigerian Mobile Telecommunications Ltd, MTEL as a Network Engineer, he had worked with various organisations in the ICT sector including SonyEricsson. While at MTEL he trained as a Project Manager in the U.A.E. and certified in U.K. As a Project Engineer at the Implementation Unit, he handled several projects including the organisation’s network roll-out and expansion programmes. He later voluntarily resigned to pursue a career as an independent Technology and Project Consultant. He has managed several projects across different fields including IT, Telecoms, Civil, and Capacity Development, to mention a few. Taopheek studied Physics (Electronics) at the Lagos State University and he is an Alumnus of Pan African University.

He is currently the CEO at iCentra and serves as the Programme Director of ProMaCon, an initiative that won him PMI award for the “Most Outstanding Contribution to Project Management in Nigeria”. He was the Vice President, Outreach of the Project Management Institute (PMI Nigeria) and a member of the Society for Monitoring and Evaluation of Nigeria (SMEAN). He is also an international correspondent for PM World Journal, and an editorial board member of PM Foresight Magazine. He is a Certified Entrepreneurial Manager, trainer and facilitator.

Taopheek can be contacted at email: [email protected]

To see previous works by Taopheek, visit his author showcase in the PM World Library.