The Centre of Excellence in Sustainable Procurement, Environmental and Social Standards (SPESSE) of the University of Benin invites applications for admission into its Executive Short Course in Social standards. SPESSE (UNIBEN) is a program approved by the World Bank and the National Universities Commission (NUC) for building capacity for addressing national development challenges in Procurement, Environmental, and Social Standards.
The Executive Short Course in Social Standards (SCSS) is an in-service capacity development program for public servants, private and civil society personnel, graduates and the unemployed who are active in social standards responsibilities and or who wish to acquire professional skills to foster their understanding, knowledge, and skills in the discipline.

Topics: Some of these include the following: 1) Theories, principles and concepts in social standards; 2) Basic statistics for social standards practitioners; 3) Comparative cross-cultural social standards; 4) Social standards policy and planning, 5) Social standards and environmental standards; 6) Social standards and procurement; 7) Social standards and gender; 8) Social standards in the education sector; 9) Social standards in maternal and child health; 10) Social standards and vulnerable groups; and 11) Social standards and family welfare.

Course duration
The course will cover a minimum of five days and will be held virtually.

Applicants should be public servants, private and civil society personnel, and graduates who are engaged in social standard responsibilities in their places of work and or the unemployed who wish to acquire professional knowledge and skills in social standards.

Method of application
1) Applicant should complete the registration form and upload a one (1) page CV (showing summary of education and employment history) into the online platform indicated below:
2) Participants should register by clicking the link below not later than November 30, 2021.

Commencement of lectures: January 10 – 14, 2022

Accommodation is available at the CERHI and UNIBEN Guest Houses at affordable rates for those who would be attending from outside Benin.

For further details, please contact: Ms. Vivian Onoh – Program Administrator, SPESSE, University of Benin – Email: [email protected]

Prof Friday Okonofua, Coordinator, World Bank Projects, University of Benin and Deputy Centre Leader, Social Standard, University of Benin
Dr. (Mrs.) Evelyn Umemezia, Centre Leader, SPESSE, University of Benin
Professor D. E. Oriakhi, Deputy Centre Leader, Procurement Standard, University of Benin
Prof. O. C. Izinyon, Deputy Centre Leader, Environmental Standards, University of Benin

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