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PM4NGOs and APMG are pleased to announce that the 2017 Alan Harpham Award recipient is Terver Kuegh, Project Management Specialist at Action Against Hunger Nigeria, an organization operating in Nigeria since 2010.

The Alan Harpham Award was created in 2015 to honor individuals who stand out in promoting project management professionalism in the development sector. The award is named in honor of Alan Harpham, former Board Member of PM4NGOs and Chairman of APMG, a global citizen dedicated to making this sector and community a better place. The Alan Harpham Award recipient should demonstrate commitment in advancing project management best practices through PMD Pro. All candidates must fulfill more than one of the criteria: innovation, impact, and promotion of access.

Action Against Hunger is a leading organization in the fight against hunger in the North East, working to prevent and treat severe malnutrition and achieve nutrition security through an integrated, holistic, multi-sectoral approach.

Growing demand required that Action Against Hunger increase its staff and capacity to meet the needs, which also required a substantial amount of capacity building for the new team members. Terver Kuegh utilized an online methodology known as the PMD Pro Flex for the mass dissemination of PMD Pro knowledge and tools to team members. The methodology consists of interactive delivery methods such as: videos, e-learning modules, structure readings, and collaborative assignments for which participants earn points allowing them to progress through each level in the course.

“Learning PMD Pro this way made it easy to update senior management on the progress of each participant. This increased the commitment of participants and fostered organizational buy-in.” Terver Kuegh

The impact Terver made through this innovative implementation of PMD includes:

  • Organization: PMD PRO Flex enabled Action Against Hunger Nigeria organizational policies and processes to be blended into the course. This meant tailoring PMD Pro to the needs of the organization. The approach significantly reduced the cost of the courses allowing more funding to actions towards beneficiaries. Besides that, PMD Pro implemented a culture of interactive learning experience.
  • Organization Staff: The PMD Pro implementation received excellent feedbacks from the staff. According to them, the tools are very helpful, they are really adopting the PMD Pro templates and “the course is an eye opener for both present and future project/program managers in Action Against Hunger”.
  • Beneficiaries: Action Against Hunger is applying the PMD Pro guidelines to improve its projects, for example: after learning PMD Pro tools, one of Action Against Hunger’s project fast tracked its activities to save over $1 million worth of project resources thus ensuring that more beneficiaries were covered.

“I never knew I could get a world class certification from doing a course entirely on my mobile phone”. Raymond Iortim, staff of Action Against Hunger



About Alan Harpham

As Chairman of the APM Group from 1997 to 2014 Alan worked tirelessly to build APMG’s international networks and reputation.

Apart from his professional career, Alan was dedicated to serving his community. His portfolio of pro-bono activities included chairing the Ecumenical Partnership Initiatives Limited, where he also served as a volunteer chaplain to the East of England Ambulance Service. He was a director of the International Center for Spirit at Work; a board member of the Cranfield Management Association, and a Certified Management Consultant and Fellow of the Institute of Business Consultants. Alan was also a member of the Worshipful Company of Management Consultants and was a pro-bono mentor and consultant.


PM4NGOs is an international non-profit organization that seeks an equitable and sustainable world where social investment achieves the greatest impact. PM4NGOs promotes excellence in the management of social investment projects and programmes through the creation and development of best practice guidance for development professionals, certification schemes for those working in the sector who will be proud to hold an internationally recognized qualification, and a forum for communication and discussion about international development sector best practice. The PM4NGOs mission is to promote and sustain the professionalism of program and project management in the international development sector.


APMG-International is a global examination institute. Its portfolio of qualifications includes AgilePM®, Change Management, COBIT® 5, ITIL®, and PRINCE2®. APMG-International works in partnership with a network of Accredited Training Organizations all of which have undergone the most rigorous assessment process in the industry. During the past 20 years, APMG-International has worked with over 550 Accredited Training Organizations and Product Owners across the globe. Over 1.3 million candidates from 100+ countries have taken an APMG accredited exam in 21 languages. Our examinations are rigorous, challenging and consistent so that candidates can be proud of their achievement.


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