Read everything about the program that explores the business relationship and opportunities between the two countries and improves your international business skills.
August 23 – 27
The Summer School is a 5 day program and takes place simultaneously in each country for 24 selected students & young professionals. The Summer School is all about learning in an interactive way about the business relationship between The Netherlands and Ghana, the existing policy programs and how business is being done between the two countries. The program is a combination of on location and online elements. You will participate in lectures of experts, meet entrepreneurs, go on a company visit and collaborate online in intercultural teams to work on a real-life business case and familiarize yourself with the (work) culture of the other country. Experienced trainers will facilitate the program.
October 22 – 31
Students & young professionals that participated in the Summer School can indicate that they want to join the Expedition Trips and apply for their placement in the Expeditions. Only 6 participants from each country will be selected to join the Expedition trips. At the end of October, the 12 participants will meet in The Netherlands for the Expedition Trip NL. The Expedition Trip is all about exploring and innovating. Participants will go on 3 physical company visits and meet Dutch entrepreneurs that are doing business with Ghana. Participants will explore the business opportunities from the Dutch perspective and brainstorm in intercultural teams about innovative business solutions. A Dutch and a Ghanaian coach will jointly provide training and coaching.
November 11 – 20
In November, the 12 participants meet again, but now in Ghana for the Expedition Trip. Participants will go on 3 physical company visits and meet Ghanaian entrepreneurs that have a connection with The Netherlands. During the trip, you will explore the business opportunities from the Ghanaian perspective and brainstorm in intercultural teams about innovative business solutions. Participants will build on the skills and knowledge that they’ve acquired during the Summer School and the Expedition Trip NL. At the end of this Expedition Trip, the participants will present their solutions at an event at the Netherlands Ambassador’s Residence in Accra. A Dutch and a Ghanaian coach will jointly provide coaching and guidance to the participants.
Follow-up activities are in place after the program with the aim to kick start the professional career of the NBC participants and especially of Ghanaian graduates. Online and in-person workshops will be organized and a dedicated website is in place, the New Career Platform, to inform young Ghanaian talents about starting their professional career.