Who We Are
The West African Management Development Institutes Network (WAMDEVIN) is a sub-regional network of Management Development Institutions and Business Schools whose interests are human capacity building, management consultancy, training and publications in Anglo-phone countries of West Africa with its Secretariat in Nigeria.
Established in November 1987, WAMDEVIN’s mission is to harness the enormous potentials which member-institutions could derive from pooling and sharing of the limited expertise in management development, training, research and consultancy that are available in the sub-region, with a view to enhancing the socio-economic prosperity of member countries.
In pursuance of its objectives, the Network organizes various activities including workshops, seminars, management research projects, and consultancy training and projects etc., for its member-countries which are Nigeria, Ghana, Sierra Leone, Liberia, The Gambia and the Cameroon. The Network also prepares a wide range of publications, distilled from research commissioned by member institutions and organisations, on topics which are relevant and important for capacity building and human resources development in the West Africa sub-region. In addition, WAMDEVIN tries to stimulate private and public sector institutions/organisations investment in capacity building, human resource development, consultancy and management research where these are not in place. The Network also encourages good practices in corporate governance.
The objectives of the Network are to:
(i) create a forum for sharing institutional and corporate experience on management development and training;
(ii) promote capacity building and skill development among those involved in management training and development as trainers, researchers, managers, administrators, consultants, and other performing similar functions;
(iii) establish institutional mechanism for disseminating and exchange of relevant information within the sub-region, through newsletters, databank, clearing house, publications and other networking materials;
(iv) promote co-operation among member institutions for training, research and consultancy;
(v) promote co-operation between the educational and training institutions and practicing managers in the sub-region; and
(vi) develop effective cooperation with similar associations in other regions, international agencies, inter-governmental organizations, foundations, and any other organizations which may further the course of WAMDEVIN.
ADVANTAGES ACCRUING TO NIGERIA FROM WAMDEVIN
The invaluable advantages that have accrued and may continue to accrue to Nigeria for giving financial and administrative support to WAMDEVIN are as follows:
- UTILISATION OF ALLOCATED RESOURCES
Out of the 25 member institutions, 14 are Nigerian MDIs, which include top level management institutions like Administrative Staff College of Nigeria (ASCON), Centre for Management Development (CMD), Industrial Training Fund (ITF), Agricultural and Rural Management Training Institute (ARMTI), National Centre for Economic Management and Administration (NCEMA), Financial Institutions Training Centre (FITC) and Chartered Institute of Bankers of Nigeria (CIBN). Thus, 70-80% of the allocated resource are consumed by these institutions in all areas of operations of the Network; that is, in Network Training, Consultancy, Research and Publications.
- PROCUREMENT OF SUPPLIES
In view of the fact that the Secretariat is located in Nigeria, substantial proportion of the material resources are supplied by Nigerians. In this connection, it is to be noted that all equipment, stationery, and furniture so far purchased are from the Nigerian market. Similarly, the various equipment including micro-computers and photocopier are maintained in the country by Nigerians. Click to Read More