Networking for knowledge capacity building of procurement professionals in Ghana

Ernest Kissi, Issac Offei, Emmanuel Boateng, Edward Badu
2016 International Journal of Construction Supply Chain Management  
The role of public procurement professionals in achieving value for money in public procurement activities is widely acknowledged around the globe. This has inspired the organisation of training programmes and workshops for procurement professionals, particularly those in developing countries in order to hone their knowledge and skills for proper management of government projects. This paper sought to explore the opportunities in networking for knowledge in capacity building of procurement
more » ... of procurement professionals in Ghana. The study adopted mixed research methods for both data collection and analysis. The paper revealed that professional networking can offer procurement professionals the opportunity to acquire new knowledge from external professionals, knowing global trends about procurement practice and glean new information from other institutions about procurement. It is recommended that a platform that can support a network of procurement professionals in Ghana should be developed in order to ensure effective interaction and communication among procurement professionals for their capacity building.
doi:10.14424/ijcscm602016-34-47 fatcat:72ojabjwyjb5ncw6noigg4m6pq