Contributing to trade and private sector development in Liberia


Maastricht School of Management will provide a training to enhance institutional and staff capacity at the Nimba County Community College to contribute to trade and provide sector development in Liberia.

Nimba County Community College (NCCC) – established in 2011 - is a public higher education institution of learning and plays a vital role in the field of private sector development. NCCC provides relevant education that empowers its students to become productive members of society, which is in line with the Liberian government’s policy on economic growth and poverty reduction.

The Nimba County Community College (NCCC) staff members are well qualified trainers, however, as the college is quite young and because they are operating in a very rural setting (close to the borders of Guinea and Ivory Coast) they lack the competences to influence needed change or development beyond curriculum based teaching. To effectively contribute to private sector development it is necessary to have a good understanding of the natural and competitive advantages of the Nimba County, the industry profiles of the Nimba County, the importance of private sector development for economic advancement and the role of entrepreneurship & small/micro businesses for local economic development.

The proposed MSM tailor made training will provide NCCC staff with key insights enabling them to use new technologies and methods and to facilitate experiential learning. The training will also broaden their roles to learn from interactions with a range of stakeholders and effectuate personal enterprise and self-confidence.

The tailor made training runs from June 2019 until April 2020 under the lead of Vin Morar, trainer and consultant and Dr. Rita van Deuren, Head Global Custom Programs and International Project Consultant at Maastricht School of Management.

Nuffic Orange Knowledge Programme
The Orange Knowledge Programme is a €195-m Dutch global development programme, available in 53 developing countries and managed by Nuffic, a Dutch non-profit organisation for internationalisation in education. Launched mid-2017, it aims to have provided tens of thousands with the possibility to change their future through education and training by mid-2022.

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