The project development objective is to develop sustainable capacity in managing procurement, environment and social safeguards in the public sector.
SPESSE is conceived on the need to bridge the gap between insufficient supply of quality professionals in the procurement, environmental and social sectors and the lack of academic programs and curriculum in these sectors in the Nigerian education system. The cornerstone of SPESSE implementation is the creation of Centers of Excellence (CE) in Nigerian Universities to deliver a series of capacity building tracks in a sustainable manner in procurement, environmental and social standards
Following a Call for Proposals to establish the Sustainable Procurement, Environmental and Social Standards Enhancement Centre for Excellence (SPESSCE) through NUC by the World Bank in 2019, Ahmadu Bello University Zaria submitted one of the best proposal’s on sustainable procurement, Environment and Social Standards. The proposal addresses areas ranging from applied research, capacity building and risk management.
The Sustainable Procurement, Environmental and Social Standards Enhancement (SPESSE) Program is an $80 Million capacity building project targeted at sustainably enhancing capacity in managing procurement,
Meeting of the SPESSE held at the NUC The National Universities Commission (NUC) and the World Bank have embarked on a joined project to facilitate
On March 7, 2017 the Government of Nigeria (GoN) launched the National Economic Recovery and Growth Plan (ERGP) for the period 2017-2020.The ERGP sets out