Vision & History

Vision & History of PMI Africa Conference

As Africa is in the process of becoming the new frontier for emerging markets, project management has become the basic element acting as the backbone to bring into existence the desired goals of all stakeholders on the continent.

On July 21st 2012, four volunteer leaders from three PMI chapters in Africa met in Johannesburg under the leadership of Deji Ishmael to create unity, and a deeper understanding of how to sustain and add value to Africa’s economy with project management as the key pillar. After the two-day meeting, it was agreed by the parties that a mega event for project management in the region will be held annually.

Further discussions and preparatory measures were taken after the meeting in July until August 2014 when plans were actualized to organize the first PMI Africa Chapters’ Project Management Conference in Africa.

On the 30th August 2015, the maiden event of the PMI Africa Conference was held in Johannesburg, at the Birchwood Convention Centre. It was a success as the six chapters confirmed their commitment and dedication by attendance and participation.

Conference Vision : An Africa working with Project Management as a key driver within the next decade

Conference Owners and Organisers :PMI Chapters (South Africa, Nigeria, Ghana, Kenya, Cameroon, Uganda, Tanzania, Senegal, Ivory Coast)

PMI Africa Conference Visioneers

Deji Ishmael
Former PMI Region Mentor, Nigeria
Dickinson Agyapong-Bempa
PMI Region Mentor, Past President, PMI Ghana Chapter
Deji West
Past President, PMI Lagos Nigeria Chapter
Kishoor Pitamber
Past President, PMI South Africa Chapter
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