Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA) organized a Consultative Workshop for its Volunteer Partner Organizations on February 09, Thursday in Kathmandu.
The workshop aimed to provide a platform for various stakeholders including government representatives, volunteer recipient organizations, new volunteers, and representatives of KOICA Nepal Office to share information about KOICA’s overall programs, Procedures, Residence Security Guidelines, and green strategy of KOICA, said the press release.
This meeting gave a platform to discuss ways to promote the effective implementation of the volunteer program in the future as well as evaluate the KOICA’s volunteer program by sharing the best practices and creative ideas to improve the volunteer program in Nepal.
30 participants from different partner organizations attended the program, it reads.
Welcoming the participants at the event, Deputy Country Director of KOICA Nepal Office Ms. Yoonhee Chung stressed on the importance of cooperation from recipient organizations to strengthen the KOICA program in Nepal.
“The main objective of the program is to promote friendly and cooperative relationships and mutual exchange between Korea and developing countries and to support their economic and social growth,” she said.
KOICA staff presented about the KOV program, volunteer selection process in KOICA Headquarter, public customer satisfaction index, resident security guidelines and green ODA programs that have been implemented by KOICA Nepal office since last year.
During the workshop KOV Youngman Yoon, who is involved as a Taekwondo volunteer under Nepal APF School since December 2021, made a brief presentation on the progress of his project of constructing taekwondo hall at Nepal APF School.
Another KOV Seongsik Park’s works in the IT sector at Balaju School of Engineering and Technology was lauded.
Ms. Jeong Eun Song, Country Director a.i of the KOICA Nepal office delivered a vote of thanks for their continuous support with KOICA Volunteers.
The KOICA Volunteer Program is one of the main areas of the KOICA programs that contribute to poverty reduction and sustainable development as well as promote friendly relations between Korea and host countries.
Currently, there are eight volunteers who are rendering their know-how volunteering in various sectors of Nepal.