Emmanuel kapee, Degree of Master,Liberia, graduated in 2011
Three simple words summarize my two years of academic experience in China/CAU: HARD WORK, COMMITMENT, and DISCIPLINE. China’s rise from the shackles of poverty to industrialization and inclusive economic progress is no doubt contingent on the mentioned. To achieve as a student in China, one must work hard, understand the culture of the people, be committed, and more importantly be disciplined. I am confident that these values will go a long way in determining the kind of professional I envision in the near future.
Rendering quality community services and community development activities have been an integral part of my professional life and academic duties. Before joining the CAU family, I worked with a number of Local and International Development Organizations (IFES, NARDA) in Liberia on a part time and full basis.
After my journey through the walls of the China Agricultural University, my professional duties have even become more engaging than ever before. I am a Public Sector Professional (Policy Analyst to the Minister of Commerce of the Republic of Liberia) and also lecture on a part time basis in the department of Sociology and Anthropology at the University of Liberia. I also have a wealth of experience in the National Legislature of Liberia as an Administrative Assistant.
It is no doubt that the knowledge gained from China/College of Humanities and Development, China Agricultural University has given me a greater responsibility to serve Liberia through providing leadership, research, policy analysis and academia.
CURRENT JOB RESPONSIBILITIES
My current scope of work gives me the opportunity to provide technical support to the office of the Minister of Commerce and Industry on policy analysis and on issues identified within the commerce of Liberia.
As required by my scope of work, I participate in the monitoring of projects and programs conduct economic analysis on trade related matters, work with other team members to draft briefs, deliver presentations and draft speeches for the office of the Minister. I also Interface effectively and regularly with public and private sector actors on trade related matters while exhibiting strong teamwork and interpersonal skills to promote small medium enterprises development in Liberia.
I have recently been working on the multilateral side by providing administrative support to the office of the Chief Negotiator on Liberia’s ongoing accession to the World Trade Organization and giving technical support to the Project Coordinator on the Program of Assistance to Trade Support Institutions in Liberia; a program support by the African Development Bank.
Evident by the training received at CAU/COHD and the number of International Conferences attended at the International Poverty Reduction Center, I have no doubt in my mind that my current responsibilities are directly related to the training acquired few years ago.
Doing this job, I am making the following achievements.
1.Have trained more than 2000 Liberians in urban and rural sociology who are making meaningful contributions to Liberia’s ongoing development drive;
2.Coordinated and lead the completions of the Handbook for Operating Businesses in Liberia; a hand book currently being used by entrepreneurs to understand Liberia’s business environment;
3.Member of the Technical working group for the completion of the Small Business Empowerment Act-an act that sets aside 25% procurement contracts for Liberian owned businesses;
4.Member of the Lead Negotiation Team for Liberia’s second Working Party meeting at the World Trade organization in Geneva, Switzerland;
5.Coordinated the successful implementation of a scholarship project that benefited more than 300 adolescent girls in Central Liberia.