Guest Contributor | Apr 20, 2017 | 0
Chartered Institute of Logistics launched
The Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (CILT) Namibia branch, which is the international professional body for logisticians, supply chain and transport professionals, was launched on Wednesday, at the Country Club Hotel, Windhoek.
With logistics identified as one of Namibia’s key economic priority areas in NDP 4, and the qualifying of Namibia’s first logistics & supply chain management bachelors and masters graduates these past two years, it is the right time to launch the Chartered Institute of Logistics & Transport in Namibia.
Established in 1926 by the Royal Charter in the United Kingdom, CILT has grown to become the preeminent membership organisation worldwide for logistics and transport managers, supervisors as well as workers, all of whom are keen to grow and share their knowledge and continuously raise the level of professionalism of this sector.
At the logistics meet on Wednesday, an opportunity was taken to identify team members that assisted with the launch, which had various representatives of the logistics and transport industry, academic institutions and students taking part.
Meanwhile, the following months should see the CILT Namibia branch formally registered with the relevant authorities as a professional body, and a series of logistics and transport company site visits organised in order to share best practice.
Professor Eugene Madjeski Deputy Director Marketing and Logistics of Namibia University of Science and Technology said, “The fact that CILT now has a branch in Namibia is testimony to the professionalization of the Logistics and Transportation sector in Namibia, a sector that is the absolute foundation of the economy.”Currently in the country, the Namibian-German Centre for Logistics (NGCL) has been the an all-in-one excellence institute, combining education, research and consulting in logistics.
It is an institute at the Polytechnic of Namibia and the Centre is based on cooperation between the Polytechnic of Namibia and Flensburg University of Applied Sciences, Germany.
Both institutions have gained an excellent reputation in the field of applied research, education delivery and economics. The project is part of the “African Excellence” initiative, funded by the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) as part of the “AktionAfrika” programme.