Public and non-profit organizations are requiring certified project managers as projects grow in complexity and donors demand transparency, accountability and efficiency. Project management skills are applicable to a growing range of development areas including: Education, Water and sanitation, Health, Agriculture and natural resources, Environmental, Fundraising, Nutrition, Advocacy, Emergency and Economic development. To be successful, organizations need to support project management from the top down and create a flexible framework consisting of practices, competencies, and techniques scaled to their specific project demands (Ackah, D., 2016).
In view of this, Institute of Project Management Professionals was established with the commitment of providing resources, develop knowledge and expertise to support development of Ghana in her efforts to achieve this ambitious goals by training and certifying project managers and practitioners in Ghana.
The Institute of Project Management Professionals (IPMP) is a Licensing and Regulatory Professional Body in Ghana, incorporated under the Companies Code, 1963 (Act 179), and duly registered as a Professional Body in accordance with the provisions of the Professional Bodies Registration Decree, 1973 (National Revolution Council Degree 143) as Chartered Project Management Institute (CPMI) to train professionals in project management with Professional Bodies Registration No. PB 68.
The institute is approved by Ministry of Education through the Ghana Education Service (GES), a registered TVET Center and recognized professional body for Council for Technical and Vocational Education & Training (COTVET-Ghana), affiliate to National Board of Professional & Technical Examination (NABPTEX-Ghana), and American Academy of Project Management (AAPM-USA) for mentoring of its Professional Membership Examination. The institute is an accrediting member of Global Alliance of Project Management Profession, (GAPPS-Australia), and Institute of Professional Bodies Ghana.