By Oluwafunke Ishola
An advisory firm, C and F Porter Novelli, has partnered ORBICOM-UNESCO, to introduce training that will assist higher institutions to bridge funding gaps.
Mr Anthony Ajero, C and F’s Group Accounts Director, made the disclosure in a statement on Monday in Lagos.
Ajero said C and F partnered ORBICOM-UNESCO, an international network of communication professors and practitioners, and the Minnesota State University at Moorhead, USA, to bring the programme to Nigeria.
He said other partners were Strengths Incorporated and Pace Fundraising in the USA.
Ajero said the programme was ‘Strategic Fundraising and Capital Campaign (SFCC) training programme.
He said the SFCC was a multi-faceted international training programme, aimed at equipping vice chancellors, rectors and principal officers of higher institutions with requisite skills for successful fundraising that was sustainable across decades.
According to him, specific to Nigeria’s situation, the SFCC training will assist higher education leaders to successfully respond to the existential crisis of funding.
He said it would be delivered through seven free monthly webinars, adding that education administrators could benefit from the free monthly webinars by registering online.
“C and F has always been one of the most sought-after strategic communications advisory companies not only in Nigeria but across West Africa and beyond.
“The SFCC initiative is yet another in a long string of impactful initiatives we have partnered.
“SFCC aligns with our founding philosophy of working with local and international brands that desire to make a positive impact and therefore achieve superior business results than ever imagined.
“Hence our vision of “PR, for good” across the 60 countries and 100 offices where the Porter Novelli mantra lives,” he said.
Ajero disclosed that a hybrid international summit would also be held between Sept. 15 and 18, at the Minnesota State University at Moorhead.
Also, Prof. Jibrila Amin, former Chairman, Committee of Vice-Chancellors, said “as we all are aware, Nigeria is experiencing a crisis of funding its higher institutions.
“This training will assist us avert further degradation of education at the tertiary level.” (NAN)