Seventy risk managers first to gain certified status in Nigeria

Seventy risk managers first to gain certified status in Nigeria

Seventy risk managers first to gain certified status in Nigeria

The first cohort of 70 members of the Risk Managers Association of Nigeria (Riman) has achieved Certified Risk Manager (CRM) professional status. The group were the first to qualify for the title and received their awards at a special ceremony in Lagos. Victor Olannye, executive secretary of Riman, said the association was delighted with the first wave of inductees and…

Cape Town water crisis places risk management under the microscope

Cape Town water crisis places risk management under the microscope

Cape Town water crisis places risk management under the microscope

While many of the risk reports launched in the past couple of months are global, the Institute of Risk Management South Africa delves deep into the risk management issues facing South Africa’s risk manager community, as Gareth Stokes reports Two near-catastrophic scenarios, one in the private sector and one in government, have placed South Africa’s governance and risk management practices…

Unemployment tops risk list for South Africa

Unemployment tops risk list for South Africa

Unemployment tops risk list for South Africa

Structurally-high unemployment and underemployment tops the risk list for 2018 in South Africa, according to the 2018 Risk Report from the Institute of Risk Management South Africa (IRMSA). Also in its top ten list of risk by impact, revealed today, are unmanageable fraud and corruption, failure of governance, government policy, macroeconomic developments and profound political instability. In terms of most…

IRMSA launches next round of exams

IRMSA launches next round of exams

IRMSA launches next round of exams

The Institute of Risk Management South Africa (IRMSA) has just opened applications for the next round of exams. Risk managers can apply to sit the Occupational Certificate Organisational Risk Manager Level 6, with a state date of 20 April 2018. IRMSA said: “The purpose of this qualification is to prepare a learner to be able to manage risk management plans…

Stronger links with rest of world  for southern African risk managers

Stronger links with rest of world for southern African risk managers

Stronger links with rest of world  for southern African risk managers

Southern African risk managers may be on the cusp of receiving international recognition for their qualifications from five of the world’s biggest risk management associations, including the Institute of Risk Management South Africa (Irmsa). Irmsa, Ferma, Rims, Alarys and Parima have signed a letter of intent to work towards mutual recognition of their respective risk management certification or designation programmes.…

Leading risk associations to work towards mutual certification recognition

Leading risk associations to work towards mutual certification recognition

Leading risk associations to work towards mutual certification recognition

Five of the world biggest risk management associations – Ferma, Rims, Alarys, Parima and Irmsa – have signed a letter of intent to work towards mutual recognition of their respective risk management certification or designation programmes. The work will begin by seeking to ensure risk managers can secure continuous professional development (CPD) points for attending each of the association’s events.…

Business travel risk rises

Business travel risk rises

Business travel risk rises

Business travel risks are increasing and becoming more complex, with a bigger role for risk managers in mitigating the threat, according to a new report and survey from Ferma. According to the survey of more than 377 risk managers, 67% of the respondents believe their organisation’s exposure to health, safety and security risks linked to workers’ mobility has increased in…

Energy-related risk manager group launches

Energy-related risk manager group launches

Energy-related risk manager group launches

A new group for oil, gas and renewable energy-related risk managers is being formed by the Institute of Risk Management (IRM). The initiative is launching with a LinkedIn survey, which is open until 2 October, polling the views and concerns of risk managers across the energy spectrum. Project leader Alex Larsen, CEO of Baldwin Global, explained that the survey is…

Necessity is the mother of invention

Necessity is the mother of invention

Necessity is the mother of invention

Delegates at the Institute of Risk Management South Africa Cruywagen Risk Lab in Cape Town heard why it is when businesses are struggling that they should be innovating The missed opportunity is one of the greatest risks – a favourite saying of Gert Cruywagen, the mastermind behind the Institute of Risk Management South Africa (IRMSA) Cruywagen Risk Labs. Speaking at…

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