Founded in 1969 The Project Management Institute (PMI), is the world’s largest and leading not-for-profit membership association for the project management profession. With more than 700,000 members, over 1,500,000 million credential holders and volunteers in more than 185 countries, with membership in all the continents of the world. It delivers value for more than 2.9 million professionals working in nearly every country in the world through global advocacy, collaboration, education, and research (www.pmi.org).
The Project Management Institute, Nigeria (PMING) Chapter, founded in 2005 is the only official local chapter of PMI in Nigeria as well as one of the pioneers and largest PMI chapters in Africa. PMI Nigeria Chapter caters to over 2,500 project professionals in Nigeria.
PMI Nigeria operates a chapter with branches model. There are 3 branches in the Nigeria chapter which cater to smaller units called Outreaches within the branches;
- East Branch which caters to Benin, Port Harcourt, Warri Outreaches
- West Branch which caters to Lagos Island, Lagos Mainland Outreaches
- North Branch caters to Abuja outreach, etc
The chapter is involved in project management advocacy throughout Nigeria on the use of PMI’s Global Certifications, Standards, and Best practices to help deliver successful portfolios, programs, and projects towards the development of a better Nigeria.
To become a member of the PMI Nigeria chapter is straightforward and details on how to join are available here
Chapter membership is $30 while student membership is $10.