GPM appointed Sustainability Partner by Nigerian Ministry of Petroleum


14 September 2013 – Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA and Abuja, Nigeria – Green Project Management (GPM®), a provider of sustainability-based project management methodologies, professional development, and certification, has announced that the company has been appointed Sustainability Partner by the Nigerian Ministry of Petroleum in Abuja.

The UN Global Compact’s RIO +20 Conference held in June of 2012 produced a document entitled “They Future We Want”.  Outlined in the document was the desire for public and private partnerships to be established to shape and mold the future of sustainable development in Africa. As a project management organization dedicated to sustainability, GPM has spent the past four years developing programs to actualize what the compact is calling for through education and awareness of sustainable management practices that decouple socio-economic degradation and economic vitality.

130914-pmwj15-nigeria-IMAGEThe Hydrocarbon Pollution Restoration Project (HYPREP) under the control of the Ministry of Petroleum Resources is an initiative that aims to be the foremost environmental restoration project in the world to improve the living conditions and livelihood of all communities impacted by hydrocarbon pollution in Nigeria.

The Project Goals:

  • To investigate and evaluate all hydrocarbon polluted communities and sites in Nigeria and make recommendations to the Federal Government.
  • To restore all communities and sites established as impacted by hydrocarbon pollution in Nigeria, and any/all matters that the Federal Government may assign to it.
  • To implement the actionable recommendations in the UNEP Assessment Report on Ogoniland.

For more on the project visit http://www.hyprep.org

GPM’s Commitment:

1. Train and certify Unit Heads and the Project Management Office in the Ministry of Petroleum in Green Project Management using the PRiSM (Projects integrating sustainable methods) Practitioner Course that includes:

  • Project Management Standards based on ISO 21500 ‘Guidance for Project Management’
  • The PRiSM™ Methodology
  • Social, Economic, & Environmental Sustainability, Project Process, and Project Products as measurable bottom lines and Key Performance Indicators
  • How to measure and report on project sustainability using the P5 Concept
  • Sustainability Management Planning (SMP) and Risk
  • How the UN Global Compact’s 10 Principles align with Project Management
  • ISO Standards from a project management perspective

2. Provide GPM Curriculum, Tools, and training at the Center of Excellence in Restoration which will become a public/private partnership to provide educational programs to the people of Nigeria.

3. Help monitor the HYPREP project implementation in order to realize project success which includes a sustainable outcome.

GPM President Joel Carboni stated “As contributors to the UN Global Compact and advocates for sustainable development, we are proud to become the sustainability partner for HYPREP and with our partners, delivering training on our project methodology PRiSM (Projects integrating Sustainable Methods).  Having each project manager earn the GPM-b certification will be the first step.  We will also be providing direct support and consult through the duration of the project to ensure success.”

“This is the reason we exist,” he added. “We want to make the world a better place for future generations by providing education and tools to the people who can make that a reality.”

Formed in 2009, GPM® is a global professional development organization dedicated to the advancement of the practical application of sustainable project management practices to decouple social and environmental degradation from economic growth. GPM® accredits professional training organizations and project management practitioners and is largely considered the solutions leader with their professional certifications and project delivery method PRiSM™. GPM® training is currently being offered in over 63 countries through training providers and Universities.  To learn more about GPM® visit www.greenprojectmanagement.org

Source: GPM