CIID has established relationships with academic institutions in the UK, India and the Caribbean, and we are working towards partnerships and agreements in other Commonwealth countries. These relationships extend CIID's expertise and enhance our capacity to conduct research, develop core knowledge in various areas of infrastructure and participate in joint teaching activities. They also assist in establishing CIID's specialist sector practice groups.
PARTNERSHIPS AND OTHER RELATIONSHIPS INCLUDE:
Memorandum of Agreement with the University of the West Indies (Jamaica; Mona campus). We are developing a programme of joint activities for building the capacity of public and private sector entities and professionals to develop, deliver and manage infrastructure projects in Jamaica and more widely in the Caribbean. CIID Board member David Wright is a consultant to the senior management of UWI Mona for the development of their campus. CIID and UWI are planning jointly organised conferences, to be held at UWI Mona campus.
Institute of Management Technology, Ghaziabad (near Delhi), India (IMT). CIID Board member Dr Geoffrey Clements is an Adjunct Professor at IMT, teaching infrastructure-related topics including international trade and finance, the commercialisation of technology and the role of business communications in management. CIID is working with IMT faculty members to develop research protocols to study and evaluate the effectiveness of development projects and their wider impact on the economy and society.
Nottingham Business School at Nottingham Trent University. CIID is working towards an agreement with Nottingham Business School in areas including developing training for public officials in economic and cost-benefit analysis.
Indian Institute of Management (IIM) (Lucknow, Noida campus, National Capital Region, India). IIM Lucknow is the premier business school offering training and workshops for officials of the Indian central government. CIID has contributed material on topics including PPP to IIM's programmes, and Dr Clements gives guest lectures at IIM workshops run for Indian government officials. CIID and IIM Lucknow intend to extend this relationship.
Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI). FICCI works closely with the National Skill Development Corporation of India, a joint venture between the Indian government and industry to tackle the enormous challenges of skill development in India. FICCI is also the UK Government's partner for skills development in India. CIID and FICCI are partners in Kerala, south India for delivering skills development programmes for the Government of Kerala.