You might have seen less of the Dean, School of Business and Management at Uganda Technology and Managment University (UTAMU), Prof. Benon C. Basheka this whole week. Well, he has been away in Zambia attending the Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply (CIPS) Pan African Conference.
CIPS is a global organization that exists to promote and develop high standards of professional skills and promote the best practices in the procurement and supply profession.
Prof. Basheka, a renowned academic and researcher in the procurement discipline is also the reigning African representative for the CIPS Congress in UK. He recently won the Academic and Professional Research Award in recognition for his excellent record of publications and scholarship in the procurement discipline last year.
He attended the conference together with other delegates across the African continent and this year’s conference was held under the theme “Game changing in procurement and supply management”.
According to Prof. Basheka, UTAMU’s involvement in such regional discussions gives university scholars an opportunity to interact and exchange ideas with practitioners in various fields thus enhancing educational practices on the African Continent.