The United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS)
The UNOPS Possibilities (UP) programme aims to enhance the diversity of our supply base to ensure that the suppliers we work with share and reflect the values of the people and communities we serve. More than just a traditional supplier diversity programme, Possibilities is about enabling micro, small and medium-sized enterprises (MSMEs) to explore and unlock their potential to do business with us.
Launched in 2016 and composed of three initiatives – the UP Forums, Portal and Toolbox – UNOPS Possibilities supports local MSMEs. With a focus on women and youth-owned businesses and other special interest groups, we strive to build their capacity as successful entrepreneurs through awareness campaigns, providing advice and support, and by developing tailored free online training tools.
UNOPS Possibilities Toolbox
UNOPS recognizes that participating in public tenders – including UNOPS procurement processes – can be daunting for those not familiar with the steps and processes required. As our suppliers are critical to our success, we have developed a range of free online training courses and other resources to help existing, potential and diverse suppliers build their capacity and enhance their opportunities of being awarded UNOPS contracts.
The UP Toolbox provides a self-assessment tool for all suppliers to help determine readiness to become a UNOPS supplier.
UNOPS Possibilities Forums
In collaboration with local partners, UNOPS organizes inspirational virtual and in-person UP Forums in targeted countries, strengthening national capacity and inspiring business owners to develop and grow.
With this forum, I found that there are other people in the world like us that believe not just in teaching skills, but in teaching an attitude, and how to be socially and emotionally strong.