Institute for Procurement, Environmental and Social Standards (IPESS)

Our Objectives

  1. To boost awareness on environmental and social standards for private and public sector investment projects in the Continent;

  2. To work with different levels of government and different professional bodies on establishment of environmental and social standards;

  3. To promote the implementation of Environmental and Social Impact Assessment, Strategic Environmental Assessments for policies and plans of government, Community Developments Project implementation by investors and facilitate resettlement action programs for projects;

  4. To foster social engagements for project implementation;

  5. To undertake environmental and social studies for different sector projects, and sponsor research in agriculture, power, manufacturing etc

  6. Facilitate sustainable procurement policies and practices;

  7. To collaborate with African institutions of learning and professionals in different fields and work with local and international bodies to promote capacity building programs in Africa on environmental and social standards.

  8. To undertake sustainable procurement and environmental trainings, seminars, conferences, workshops and initiate science and technology innovations as regards environmental monitoring.

Rocky Mountains

Useful Links

Statistical Reports

Balancing social, environmental and economic considerations in procurement

Abstract Architecture

CO2 Emissions

The Role of Public Procurement in Low-carbon Innovation

PID Nigeria 

The lack of adequate procurement capacity has been due mainly to absence of capacity development policy and strategy. Public Procurement Officials frequently receive ad hoc trainings that do not produce the required build-up or capacity enhancements.

Policy Makers

Adapting to Climate change: The role of public procurement

Varieties of Grain

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