As you may be aware, PMI is the largest global community of project management practitioners. Therefore, the PMI Ethiopia Potential Chapter serves as your local gateway to a host of exciting PMI benefits that include opportunities to network with peers and learn from their collective experiences, as well as provide great volunteering opportunities that will help you maintain your PMI certifications by providing professional development units (PDUs). The chapter will also be instrumental in assisting members in gaining sought-after PMI certifications in order to advance the project management profession in Ethiopia.
As Project Management Professional (PMP)® certification holder and PMI Ethiopian Formation Steering Committee chairperson, I have a firm belief that the transformations of country development, public service rendering and private sector development can be achieved through project management best practices. This is especially important for a country like Ethiopia, that has continual development needs, The project management profession will play a vital role in this development. That is why we have volunteered to bring the PMI Ethiopian Potential Chapter to Ethiopia. I would like to take this opportunity to thank the PMI Chapter Development office for their support during the formation process. Since our chapter is in its infancy, I kindly call up all project management practitioners, either PMI certification holders or not, to reach out to the chapter and its executive board to volunteer with chapter activities.
Endale Mekonnen M.Sc, ISMS onISO27K, ITIL-F, IRCA Certified ISO9001:2015 QMS Lead Auditor |MCP – MS Project, PMP
Welcome to the PMI Ethiopia Potential Chapter! I am glad to invite all project management practitioners, organizations, industry leaders, business entities and institutions advocating for the advancement of project management in different fields around the globe to join our newly established PMI chapter so that we can work in collaboration for the progression of the profession and the benefit of our country and local communities. This is just the beginning. Ahead of us there are bright days in which our members will gain valuable knowledge through seminars, workshops and knowledge sharing platforms.
I am delighted to forward my honest appreciation to all the members, volunteers, and current board members whose energy, commitment and passion have made the chapter formation possible regardless of all challenges, with a true volunteer spirit.
I know so many project professionals have been waiting for this important milestone. This is a dream come true, and I look forward to a great year for the profession and for our chapter, with great achievements despite the current COVID-19 challenges for our industry. I hope you will join us and share your ideas as we carry on our efforts to support project management and project managers from all over the country.
Endale Shiferaw MA in Project Management, BSc, PMP
PMI President and CEO's Message
One the greatest strengths of PMI as an organization is our network of volunteer-led chapters. Chapters are the backbone of PMI and volunteers are "our secret sauce." Volunteers continue to make such a significant impact with their passion, dedication, and commitment.
I believe that both chapters and volunteers are our value enablers. This network of stakeholders gives us incredible insights to the challenges faced by project professionals in every corner of the world. And this community is an incredible platform to make an impact on some of the world’s biggest challenges we are facing today. All of you bring ideas to reality and bring visions to life.