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The Singapore Cooperation Enterprise (SCE) signed a contract with GBSN member school, Nanyang Business School, to develop and deliver an executive training program for government officials from the Republic of Guinea.
On October 3 a delegation from SCE and the Republic of Guinea, led by Mr Ibrahima Fofana, Minister of State for Investment and Public-Private Partnership, Republic of Guinea, visited Nanyang Technological University for the signing ceremony.
The group visited The Hive, a building that illustrates NTU’s devotion to promoting learning beyond the curriculum. The Hive is designed to be a new campus space for students to interact, socialize and network with one another outside of formal classes. The Hive houses various student-managed social enterprises that function as altruistic, multi-purpose spaces. Those who share a common passion for volunteerism and making a difference can swarm these spaces at various times of the day to brainstorm over food and drinks at the CO-OP Cafe. They also received a first-hand understanding on NTU’s flipped classroom concept and the resources needed to support this teaching pedagogy.
Officials from Guinea will not only receive a world class education, but also will have the opportunity to experience Singapore’s systems, policies, thinking and business landscape through company and cultural visits as well as day to day interaction with local Singaporeans.
Nanyang Business School Executive Education has been training participants from Asia and Africa, and other parts of the world too. It is only from cross-cultural interactions that learning can be amplified and bonds can be developed between private sectors and government bodies.
The first group of Guineans will travel to Singapore in 2018.
About the Singapore Cooperation Enterprise (SCE)
The Singapore Cooperation Enterprise (SCE) was set up by the Ministry of Trade and Industry and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Singapore in 2006 to respond effectively to the multitude of foreign requests interested in Singapore’s development experience. SCE works closely with Singapore’s 16 ministries and over 60 statutory boards to scope out and tailor possible solutions to match the needs of foreign governments, and help meet their development objectives. SCE also serves as the focal point of access to expertise from Singapore across its public agencies. SCE is now an integrated arm of International Enterprise (IE) Singapore, the government agency driving Singapore’s external economy.
To lead in public sector collaboration projects with foreign countries, so as to build long-term partnerships with foreign governments and generate economic spin-offs for Singapore’s private sector. For more information visit www.sce.org.sg/
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Nicole Zefran is the Communications Officer at the Global Business School Network.