Strengthening Youth Entrepreneurship in Sierra Leone


During a new, one-year Nuffic OKP project, Maastricht School of Management will work on strengthening youth entrepreneurship together with the Faculty of Engineering and Architecture of Fourah Bay College, University of Sierra Leone.

Fourah Bay College is a public institution in Freetown, Sierra Leone and is a constituent school of the University of Sierra Leone. The school aims to become an entrepreneurial University/Faculty through upscaling incubation of new business models through research. This will be done also in partnership with the private sector, possibly in a new to be developed innovation centre. In addition, through periodic review of curricula and through meaningful research, the college intends moving in a new direction by combining theory with entrepreneurship, thereby producing graduates that satisfy the needs of employers in both the public and private sector.

During the “Strengthening Youth Entrepreneurship” project, personnel of the institution will be trained in the area of entrepreneurship to improve the delivery of entrepreneurship education and entrepreneurial teaching. The strategy is to obtain a core of trained personnel in the area of entrepreneurship first and then cascade the training down to the lower years in the Faculty programme. The tailor made project will facilitate this process of obtaining that critical mass of trained personnel who will train others.

The project will run from 15 September 2019 until 14 September 2020 and will be coordinated by Huub Mudde, Senior Project Consultant at MSM.

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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