Girls and women in Bangladesh can now apply for a CIPS Foundation bursary or scholarship to study for procurement and supply chain qualifications.
CIPS Foundation has entered a partnership with the UK Department for International Development’s procurement and commercial department to award two bursaries up to the value of £1,000 to applicants living in UK-aided countries, to help them start or continue their studies.
The bursary’s aim is to provide assistance in order to attract, retain and develop the new and emerging talent within procurement by girls and women break into and succeed in the profession. It covers the cost of course books, exam fees, e-learning and CIPS membership.
“Procurement is growing in popularity worldwide as a profession as well as a career choice,” said CIPS in a statement. “Public, private and not-for-profit organisations continue to recognise the value it can add to efficient and effective provision of goods, works and services.”