Prescriptor, a Pan African consultancy in investment and project management based in Yaounde, is organising from 2 to 4 November 2016 in the Cameroonian capital, the very first edition of the Pan African Project Management Conference.
Centered on the theme “accelerating the economic transformation of Africa through project management”, this conference’s goal, according to Babissakana, CEO of Prescriptor, is to “gradually fill in, but at an accelerated rate, the technological gap Africa has in terms of project management, in line with the successful implementation of the 2063 Agenda of the African Union devised to achieve the Pan Africanist and African Renaissance vision”.
In practical terms, we learn, during this major meeting, “the best project management technologies, acknowledged as such at the international level, will be the subject of several exchanges, to enable interested parties from the African continent to purchase and master them”.
Thanks to this conference, which “has the ambition of becoming a model of technology transfer and acquisition in Africa by 2020”, its sponsors hope to bridge the technological gap observed in project management in Africa.
This delay, we learned, is generally evidenced by “never-ending project selection and initiation studies and procedures; loose design of project content and inappropriate organisation of project requirements; hardly believable and unrealistic planning with complacent deadlines and often underestimated budgets; search, fundraising and finance arrangement based on inefficient procedures and which leads to extremely long delays and unpredictable results, etc.”.