The Local Organizing Committee (LOC) of World Youth Day Panama 2019, and the Project Management Institute, Panama Chapter, today signed a collaboration agreement for the planning, execution and evaluation of this important nationwide frontrunner event.
Within the framework of this Agreement, the Project Management Institute will offer the services of its planning leaders under conditions of “strict voluntary nature”.
The agreement will allow, among other things, the initial training in PMI Methodology for Project Management, through which the community leaders and parishes will raise awareness and be trained on the best practices in event management.
José Domingo Ulloa Mendieta, Archbishop of Panama, signed the agreement on behalf of WYD Local Organizing Committee, and Yaravi Cardoze, did so on behalf of the Project Management Institute, Panama Chapter, which in the Agreement is identified as PMI Panama.
Monsignor Ulloa, Chairman of the Local Organizing Committee of World Youth Day, Panama 2019, thanked PMI Panama for their tremendous support, and noted, “they did it from the beginning of this great WYD project”.
“We also look at it from the mission of faith, because God has been the great planner, and He teaches us that we must project, organize and sort out the plans”, the Archbishop said.
He added that “the great satisfaction is that PMI Panama’s volunteer work is carried out by young Panamanian professionals, thanks to whom we will be able to pass on this experience, that of the planning methodology to the future organizers of the WYDS”.
Yaravi Cardoze highlighted: “We have been very committed since we learned that WYD was going to take place in Panama, we knew it was a great challenge for our country, and that is why we decided to commit a group of experienced experts from our Chapter to help the Archdiocese of Panama and its volunteers, to plan, organize and execute this project”.
“For this event we are using the best global practices, and the best practices are the set of experiences that have been accumulated over time”, added the PMI Panama Senior Planner.
The Project Management Institute is an organization with more than 600 thousand members worldwide, and 260 chapters in 180 countries. The Panama Chapter was founded 12 years ago, and has 400 members, from all economic and academic sectors. The Panama Canal expansion is one of the projects that has used its methods.