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Message from the President, Ghana Chapter

President
On behalf of the Board and Management of the Project Management Institute Ghana, I welcome you to the year 2021.  

 
We have come through a very difficult year primarily due to the COVID-19 pandemic. There have been job losses, collapse of businesses, loss of lives, and dear ones. 
 
Nonetheless, the year 2020 emboldened us to be more adaptive, resilient, creative, and innovative to be able to sail through the troubled waters. 
 
The Chapter continued its growth efforts, in spite of the COVID19 pandemic and was able to attain about 25% growth in its membership in 2020. The Chapter’s members profile continues to cut across industries, prominent amongst them include Energy, Telecommunications, Healthcare, Finance, Construction, Government, Information Technology, Aviation, Engineering, Agriculture, Education, etc.
 
As the preferred hub for all Project Management related issues and solutions across the country, the Ghana Chapter empowers its members and volunteers with quality programs, coaching, mentoring, project health diagnostic skills and experiences that provide exceptional value delivery solutions to organizations, businesses and governments.
The Chapter also offer project management and earned value management programs, professional networking and on-site project tours with in-depth analysis to organizations engaged or interested in project and program management.
 
2020 as usual had its downturns and also upturns in several indicators with direct impact on members and their organizations.
 
Nonetheless, the PMI Ghana Chapter remained strongly focused on its value delivery solutions and customer centric service and was able to execute and achieve some historic feats.
 
They include:
 
1. 654 members 
2. Health Screening event at Bortianor.
3. COVID-19 donations to the Ghana Police Service (DOVVSU) and Ga East Municipal Hospital
4. PMI Ghana Office space 
5. Etc.
 
2021 is expected to be challenging but yet promises to be exciting for the Project Management profession as we celebrate our 10th anniversary. We are ready and happy to travel this awesome journey with you, to help you deliver greater business results to your organizations.
 
Ms. Jumoke Lafenwa, B.Eng., MBA, PMP®, PMI-PBA® 
President

Grow Your Skills

It is particularly important for Project Managers to maintain and improve their project management knowledge and skills to stay competitive in the market. PMP certification is a critical component. As, during the resent years, project management discipline took a step toward more flexible and dynamic project management methodologies, in addition to the traditional waterfall approach, several new emerging methodologies became in high demand. Thus, training and credentialing in these methodologies became highly sough after among Project Management professionals. It is especially relevant in today's economic climate.

Membership Statistics

Total Members 819
New Members This Year 193
PMP® Members 547
CAPM® Members 7
PgMP® Members 5
PMI-SP® Members 3
PMI-RMP® Members 3
PMI-ACP® Members 0
PfMP® Members 1
PMI-PBA® Members 6
Members with no Certification 268
Breakdown by type  
Individual Members 789
Student Members 26
Other Members 4
PMP/CAPM/PgMP/PMI-SP/PMI-RMP/PMI-ACP/PfMP/PMI-PBA are registered marks of the Project Management Institute, Inc.

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History of PMI Ghana

Officially, systemic project management and its practice was alien to the majority of Ghanaians during the early days of the formation of the Chapter which dates back to 2008-2009 until it was finally chartered in 2011.

In fact, the few that had heard of project management attributed it to be for only the construction sector. At the time, even name “The Project Management Institute” was virtually unknown even among most practicing professionals including as architects, engineers, surveyors etc.

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The Project Management Institute, with members in 135 countries, is the world's foremost authority for the project management profession. PMI sets industry standards, conducts research, and provides education and certification opportunities designed to strengthen and further establish the profession. Our chapter proudly serves all the local and national professionals in the space of Project Management. We currently have thousands of members - over half of whom hold PMI’s esteemed PMP certification - and represent nearly 400 unique companies across the globe.

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Find a Volunteer Opportunity

Make your mark on our PMI Chapter and the profession. As a member, you can volunteer to work on and to lead activities that advance the profession and support the chapter business operations by joining our chapter volunteer community. All volunteer openings are managed by the PMI Volunteer Relationship Management System (VRMS). This system includes the ability to search for opportunities, view details about each role and apply online.

Earn PDUs by Volunteering

Volunteering Project Management Professional PDUs can be earned as part of Category E: Volunteer Service. Category E, along with Category D (Creating New Project Knowledge) and Category F (Working as a Professional in Project Management), comprise the Giving Back To The Profession Categories. You can earn PDUs in Category E (Volunteer Service) by providing volunteer, non-compensated project management, and many others.

Speakers for PMI Ghana Chapter's Events

PMI Ghana Chapter welcomes proposals from passionate speakers interested in sharing their experiences, knowledge and expertise on such topics as general business and strategy, leadership, project management, and technical or industry-specific specialties. Our Professional Development events provide professional development units (PDUs) of educational information necessary for those attendees maintaining certification designations. Speakers are also eligible to claim PDUs for their creation and delivery of the presentation material.

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