NES TRAINING BUSINESS/STRATEGIC PLAN
Table of contents
- Executive SummaryCompany Summary
- Keys Of Success
6 Strategies And Implementation Summary
The Nigerian environmental society was founded in 1989 as a not for profit technical society with the vision statement and mission statement:
So true to the vision it requires now to set up an institution to ensure that the Nigerian environmental society has the necessary venues, systems and resources to elevate environmental management expertise to internationally acceptable professional standards in Nigeria and possibly in the west African sub region.
The program is targeted at three levels of practitioners
- New comers for awareness and appreciation
- Three to six years old in the field as practitioners and supervisors
- Above six years old in the field as professional consultants and regulators.
Critical Success Factors
- Regulatory agencies in Nigeria shall support this initiative to enforce higher standards of environmental management practice. A partnership arrangement must be forged with these agencies by NES.
- All organisations whose activities impact on the environment must also be on the same page in trying to improve the practice of environmental management.
- Tertiary institutions must also be encouraged to support this program to ensure a wider reach of the society.
- The NIEP bill currently before the national assembly must be vigorously pursued to maturity so that the NES training program can be backed by law.
- This programme shall be a prerequisite and a requirement for membership of the Nigerian environmental society.
This business/strategy plan is expected to make a case for sustenance and growth of this competency development program for the Nigerian environmental society.
2.3 Keys To Success : The NIEP Bill, Support From Regulators, Support From Industry, Financial Prudence, Integrity And Transparency, Honesty, Professionalism And High Quality Course Content, Prompt And Professional Attention To Challenges.
2.4 Set Up A NES Training Team.
2.5 Flesh Up The Plan And Execute It.
2.6 Initial Capital, As Determined By The Training Team, To Come From initial participants and NES NEC.
2.7 Commence In Port Harcourt, Farm Or Franchise Out As The Case May be.
- NES ownership
- NES history
An HSE(health, safety and environmental) Competence Development Program was developed by SPDC in 1995 and handed over to NSIP in 1996 to run her contractors because she wanted to ensure that all contractors working on any of their sites had a competent safety officer on site to ensure safety standards are met. ISPoN , (formally NSIP-Nigerian Institute of safety Professionals) had in 1996 started the HSE Competency Development Program. Since then the program has been adopted nationally and is being run in most cities across the country for all industries. A bill has also been passed by the National Assembly empowering the institute to deploy HSE competence Development across the country legally. It becomes a crime to practice as a safety officer anywhere in Nigeria without the relevant certification from ISPoN.
MARKET ANALYSIS SUMMARY
- Market segmentation
Level 1 – fresh graduates coming into the environmental management field.
Level 2 – three years experience in the field and
Level 3 – six years experience in the field.
- Target Market Segment Strategy
Oil And Gas Companies, Environmental Ministries, Department And Agencies Staff in LGAs, states and federal waste management companies from industrial waste, through clinical waste to domestic waste. Land, water and air pollution management persons.
- services business analysis
- Competition and buying pattern : ISPoN runs some courses close to subject matter. However, they are not into specifics and do not go into enough of the required professionals and regulatory detail. Most candidate buy into the programs to enhance their employability professionally. Proper credulity built up over for the programs will make them preferred as quick, short and effective competence enhancement option.
STRATEGY AND IMPLEMENTATION
6.1 Competitive Edge : Some tertiary institutions and private companies run these programs for the public. Ours shall be empowered from the federal Ministry of Environment and relevant environmental management departments and agencies. Our accreditation shall come from these agencies. Industry shall create the enabling environment to urge participants into the program. A strong marketing team must be set up but by the national executive to execute this accreditation plan.
6.2 Marketing Strategy : the NIEP bill shall make it mandatory for all persons in the environmental management business to be certified at the appropriate level by NES.
6.3 Sales Strategy : regular newspaper adverts, television interviews of NES principal officers and ministries (federal and state) and environmental agencies staff as may be required from time to time. A marketing team shall be built up to plan and execute a prosper sales and marketing program.
6.3.1 Sales Forecast : Numbers of participants shall depend on the intensity and effectiveness of the sales team. Visits to oil and gas companies, local govt councils, state and federal ministries of environment and their agencies shall determine the number of participants. The first customers shall of course be NES members; it shall be a prerequisite for membership. Exemptions shall come from the national executive only after a screening committee examines the application of waiver.
Note that environmental practitioners are in every local government across the country and NES may not be able to cover the entire country by herself. Therefore, more training points shall be established nationally which may not be run by NES alone but some shall be franchised to and run by members of NES who shall be duly accredited to run such programme according to their known and proven abilities. Such accredited members shall be given zones of local government to cover, they shall be responsible for owning and equipping the venues to the required minimum standards. While the NES owned training venues are called VAs , the third party training venues shall be referred to as VBs.
Petroleum Exploration and Production: Past and Present Environmental Issues in the Nigeria's Niger Delta
An oil pipeline fire that began on October 18 near the southwestern Nigerian city of Warri killed more than 700 people and injured dozens of others. Witnesses said the fire began when an errant spark ignited oil that had spilled from a ruptured pipeline. Many of those people consumed by the blaze were reportedly trying to collect the fuel, and many were burned beyond recognition.
Nigeria: How Lagos Residents Pollute Environment
Because humans are at the top of the food chain, they are particularly vulnerable to the effects of nondegradable pollutants. This was clearly illustrated in the 1950s and 1960s when residents living near Minamata Bay, Japan, developed nervous disorders, tremors, and paralysis in a mysterious epidemic. More than 400 people died before authorities discovered that a local industry had released mercury into Minamata Bay. This highly toxic element accumulated in the bodies of local fish and eventually in the bodies of people who consumed the fish.