Victoria University, IP3 Ink Deal

IP3 Director David Baxter (R) after the launch on Wednseday shaking hands with  Rajiv Ruparelia
IP3 Director David Baxter (R) after the launch on Wednseday shaking hands with Rajiv Ruparelia

Victoria University (VU) has continued to prove its gusto in promoting energy management Specialists in the country.

In a bid to promote the internationally recognized and marketable courses in Uganda, on Wednesday this week, VU entered into partnership with the Institute for Public-Private Partnership (IP3), one of the World’s leading training provider and advisor to governments, financial institutions and Public service providers in growing international infrastructure market place.

Excited Victoria University students celebrate the partnership
Excited Victoria University students celebrate the partnership

While launching the partnership with Victoria University, IP3 Director and Vice President of Tetra Tech, David Baxter disclosed that, students of Victoria University students are now going to benefit in training areas including; Project Finance, Public-Private Partnerships’, Utility Management in Oil and Gas, Economic Growth and governance and Regulations.

IP3 Director, David Baxter (2nd L)  joined by VU Chancellor, Dr. Robert Isabalija (L) during the launch of the Partnership as Rajiv Ruparelia (2nd R) looks on
IP3 Director, David Baxter (2nd L) joined by VU Chancellor, Dr. Robert Isabalija (L) during the launch of the Partnership as Rajiv Ruparelia (2nd R) looks on

Meanwhile, VU Vice Chancellor, Dr. Stephen Robert Isabalija revealed that, all the accredited programs offered in partnership with the institution, will include; Planning, measuring, Managing contingent Liabilities and government risks in Public-Private Partnership (PPP) projects, anticorruption measures to improve government transparency and accountability, PPP strategies, methods and project structuring techniques, designing legislative, institutional and regulatory frameworks, PPP life cycle, contact procurement, implementation, performance monitoring  and contract resolution, Public sector management, governance and Fiscal Sustainability techniques, Oil gas (Law, environmental management, supply chain and logistics management, health and safety and project management), measuring and assessing value for money for public investment in infrastructure, among others.

(R-L)  David Baxter IP3 director, Rajiv Ruparelia, Dr. David Byatike, and the Chancellor VU Martin Aliker in a group photo after the partnership launch
(R-L) David Baxter IP3 director, Rajiv Ruparelia, Dr. David Byatike, and the Chancellor VU Martin Aliker in a group photo after the partnership launch

During the launch, several alumni who included; the Executive Director, Uganda Investment Authority (UIA) Dr. Eng. Frank Sebbowa, testified that, with IP3 extending its services to Uganda through Victoria University, it’s good news since there are many Ugandans who have been moving out of the country to acquire the IP3 programs.

Aisha Kibombo (R) a secretary to Vice Chancellor VU with her pal at the launch
Aisha Kibombo (R) a secretary to Vice Chancellor VU with her pal at the launch

On the other hand, the VU promoter, Rajiv Ruparelia pledged to give out free IPads to every accredited IP3 student.

Victoria University- Uganda is now the latest higher learning institution in the World to enter into a partnership with the USA based IP3. Others include; Water, Engineering, and Development Centre (WEDC)Southborough University, South African Development Community Banking Association, Caribbean Electric Utility Service Corporation, The Eno Centre for Transportation, and Water Sanitation for Africa (WSA).

Uganda Investment Authority Executive Director Dr. Eng. Frank B. Sebbowa (Centre) speaking at the launch
Uganda Investment Authority Executive Director Dr. Eng. Frank B. Sebbowa (Centre) speaking at the launch