In order to facilitate the 2021 Group of Master’s Program, Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA) and KOICA Alumni Association of Nepal (KAAN) has organized an interaction meeting in a virtual form on today (August 06) aiming of sharing of experiences as well as the programs, life-styles in Korea, about varsities and many more information between KOICA alumni of 2020 and new batch of 2021.
18 government officials are leaving to Korea soon to pursue their Master’s program in different subjects in various Korean varsities.
In his congratulatory message, KOICA Country Director Sunghoon Ko lauded the importance of human resources and their role in the nation building process. He also highlighted the various development aspects of Korea.
“After the completion of the Master’s course, the public officials of Nepal Government will be able to contribute more for development activities of Nepal and facilitate in strengthening Nepal and Korea ties,” the country director Ko hoped.
KOICA has been implementing a Capacity Improvement and Advancement for Tomorrow (CIAT) program as KOICA’s one of the important programs since 1995.
The program supports leading human resources development (HRD) through short -term training and Master’s degree scholarship program for government officials. It also provides capacity building training based on Korea’s experience and technology for development.
Till date over 1,800 Nepal government officials participated in the program under KOICA’s support.
Also, 146 government officials have successfully completed a Master’s Degree Course under KOICA’s Scholarship Program.
KOICA is also implementing short term fellowship programs. But due to the COVID pandemic, this year KOICA has opted to organize six-different Capacity Building Programs via virtually.
As per the Nepal Government’s request KOICA is also implementing training programs in different topics in which over 10 dozen government officials representing various ministries are expected to be attending.