A webinar entitled “Sustainability of Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) in Nepal amidst COVID-19 crisis,” was organized here in capital Friday afternoon.
The KOICA-KAAN knowledge sharing webinar that went live in Uniglobe College Facebook page were attended by over 200 participants including the students and faculty members of the Uniglobe College, KAAN members and KOICA associates.
The 90-minutes long virtual seminar through zoom platform was organized jointly by the Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA), KOICA Alumni Association of Nepal (KAAN) in collaboration with Uniglobe College.
Among others, a 2018 KOICA Master’s Degree Scholarship beneficiary Ms. Sita Pokharel shared her findings and recommendations based on her thesis “Entrepreneurs’ Characteristics and MSEs Performance: A Case of Nawalparasi (West of Bardaghat Susta) District, Nepal.”
Highlighting the new development methodology ideas that could be applied in the Nepal’s context Ms. Pokharel also shared her experience about the Korea’s development.
It is to note that KAAN with the support of KOICA has been jointly organizing knowledge dissemination program sharing Korean experiences.
Four panelists at the webinar furnished with their remarks, feedbacks, presentation and the issues linked-up SMEs during the COVID 19 pandemic.
The webinar facilitated in understanding the impact of COVID-19 in SME sector, handling during pandemic and moving forward with promoting SME.
Joint Secretary at the Ministry of Industry Commerce and Supplies Netra Prasad Subedi, Economist/Principal of Uniglobe College Dr. Nar Bahadur Bista, Managing Director of the Himalayan Java Gagan Pradhan, and General Secretary of KAAN Nabaraj Gautam were the panelists of the webinar.
The program was moderated by Program Director of Uniglobe College Ananta Raj Ghimire.
As need of maintaining social distancing during COVID-19, the webinar to be organized first time by the KAAN-KOICA hoped benefitted the participants.
Aiming of grooming qualitative human resource needed for the country’s development, KOICA’s one of the vital programs- Capacity Improvement and Advancement for Tomorrow (CIAT) is being implementing since 1991 in Nepal.
As part of CIAT, to share Korea’s experiences and modern technological aspect of development KOICA provides training through short and long term (Master’s Degree Scholarship Program) capacity development program opportunities to the government officials every.
Over 80 government officials of Nepal from various sectors have been benefiting through fellowship programs ever year, says KOICA and updated that over 1,800 government officials have so far participated in KOICA’s various fellowship programs organized in Korea.