#CIPE Embarks on 118 Projects in 64 countries – Country Director
The Country Director (Nigeria) Centre for International Private Enterprise, (CIPE) Washington DC, Mrs Omowumi Gbadamosi says the enterprise currently has 118 projects on the foundation in sixty four countries.
According to her, the idea of (CIPE) is to help build those institutions.
Mrs Gbadamosi disclosed this at the virtual launching and unveiling of Kwara Coalition of Business and Professional Association (KWACOBPA) revised State Business Agenda 2020.
She said that CIPE believe that democracy is at its strongest when the Private sector is flourishing.
“Working with our local partners that include business associations, Coalitions such as KWACOBPA, think tanks, universities and advocacy organizations, CIPE is helping to create the enabling environment for business to thrive. This can only happen when the core institutions of democracy are strong and transparent”, the country Director added.
Mrs Gbadamosi declared that, “We at CIPE are thrilled to see the multitude of ways that Business Associations and Coalitions such as KWACOBPA formulated and executed a response plan to COVID-19 that provided critical assistance to business and the broader community in Kwara State”.
According to her, without traditional in-person meetings and events, organizations have become more dependent on virtual communications which tools have been used to communicate with members as well as government officials to advance organizational advocacy during a crucial time, stressing that It is this tool that KWACOBPA deployed to Launch its Business Agenda and placed it on record that this is the first Virtual SBA Launch among CIPE’s Partners in Nigeria.
The Country Director lamented that COVID-19 has had a major impact on associations, chambers, and their communities stressing that Revenue loss and the inability to host meetings and advocacy events are two of the many challenges that have been hindering traditional operations.
According to her, now is the time to demonstrate strength, leadership and strategy and revealed that since 1983, CIPE has been working with Local Partners to craft Business-driven solutions to social-economic problems that affect millions of people.