2050, Paris n'est plus qu'un torrent de violences, le terrain de jeu de fanatiques déchus. L'air n'est plus respirable. Les hologrammes ont remplacé les hommes. Le travail n'est plus que le privilège de quelques-uns. Sous l'hégémonie de Dame Consommation, il est devenu interdit de fabriquer et réparer.
Ce livre est un signal d'alerte. Il est futuriste sans être fantaisiste. Un livre terrifiant de vérités aux premières pages et saisissant d'espoir aux dernières. Un très beau roman d'anticipation, empli d'humanité. Un bel appel au vivre ensemble et au retour à l'autosuffisance.
The author's practical experience in capacitybuilding in the areas of project management and procurement throughout the African continent has led him to take a simple and direct approach in preparing this book. The reader is taken step by step from the concept of a development project and its preparation cycle to its actual management, and is given many details related to the initiation, control and closure processes. The reader is then introduced to public concepts and the various cycles specific to goods, civil works or services. Procurement planning and monitoring, the various types of contracts and the intricacies of contract administration are also discussed. The international commerce terms (Incoterms) are presented in a separated appendix, and a detailed glossary is included.
Joseph Martial Ribeiro is a professional civil engineer with a Ph. D. in hydrology. He is a registered member of the Quebec Order of Engineers. He has worked in academic and industrial research in Canada, and as a private consultant in Canada and West Africa. He has also been a lecturer in hydrology and statistics at the École Polytechnique de Montréal and in applied statistics at the CESAG (Centre africain d'études supérieures en gestion), a business school in Sénégal. He currently works with the African Development Bank, based in Tunis, as a Procurement Specialist and Project Task Manager