Signing of agreement between Ministry of Commerce and Industry and Georgetown University in Qatar

November 28, 2021
To devise a training program on Public-Private partnerships

The Ministry of Commerce and Industry and Georgetown University in Qatar (GU-Q) have signed an agreement to devise a training program titled the “APMG Certified Public-Private Partnerships Program”, with the support of GU-Q.


The agreement was signed by Mr. Nasser Al-Muhannadi, Director of Finance and Administrative Affairs at the Ministry, and Dr. Clyde Wilcox, Dean of QF partner Georgetown University in Qatar (GU-Q).


The signing of the agreement comes within the framework of the Ministry’s commitment to strengthen the partnership between various government agencies and to hone specialists’ expertise in Public-Private Partnership projects.


As part of the agreement, the two sides agreed that Georgetown University would design and deliver a structured certification public-private partnership (PPP) program credited by APM Group Limited (APMG), a global accreditation and examination institute, and with the support of GU-Q.


“We are proud to leverage Georgetown University’s significant resources and expertise in support of the Qatar National Vision 2030, and to promote public-private collaboration that drives Qatar’s development through successful PPP implementation,” said Dr. Wilcox.


The program includes specialized virtual workshops that simulate the needs of the Ministry and the participating parties in line with Qatari law and the country’s regulatory and executive guidelines. The workshops are aimed at honing participants’ skills, enhancing their abilities, and enabling them to proficiently manage the selection, analysis, implementation, and monitoring of PPP projects.


Participants in the PPP capacity-building workshops include a number of MOCI officials and employees, as well as a diverse cohort from different government entities.


Successful completion of the program will earn participants the internationally recognized APMG PPP Professional Certification in addition to a Georgetown University certificate of completion.


The APMG PPP Certification Program is endorsed by the World Bank Group (WBG), the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD), the Asian Development Bank (ADB), the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), the Islamic Development Bank (IsDB), among others with a shared vision of enhancing PPP performance globally.