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Date: 2ndSeptember, 2018- 7thSeptember, 2018

Venue: Dhulikhel Lodge Resort

Rationale: Lack of federal experiences in the history has given rise to several governance issues in our country causing several confusions in service delivery at the province level with no clarity of the roles and responsibilities. As such, this proposed six day seminar on " Nepal’s Policy Regime and Priorities in the Context of Federalism" envisions addressing all these pertinent and critical issues through a course package with workshop style delivery of content that will enable targeted government officials, young professionals and faculty, gain advanced understanding of Nepal’s policy regime through the exchange of knowledge and insights that stem from their expertise. It blends together the interests of government officials in different provinces, academically strong students and highly motivated faculty members with relevant national and international experience in their respective sectors. The course will promote a divergent set of views and allow for the contestation of ideas in order to draw out the opportunities and challenges of federalism and the changing policymaking regime in Nepal. Most importantly, this seminar is also designed as the first set of activities, the initial steps, of the larger initiative towards the establishment of the Master of Public Policy Program. The learning from this seminar, in terms of designing the coursework, the engagement with potential lecturers, and the response from the participants, among other things, will all contribute to a better understanding of the overall scope, possibilities, and limitations of that larger initiative.

Participants: The target beneficiaries for this program are mostly government officials from different provinces (two from each province precisely), those that are professionally engaged in private, public, not-for-profit, or non-governmental organizations and students, who are interested in special courses that are likely to help them in their academic and professional capacity. This is an opportunity to design professional courses to cater to their needs and broaden their perspective.

Fees: Each participant would be charged a total amount of NRs. 25,000 for the seminar. The fees include the lodging and food expenses for seven days at Dhulikhel Lodge Resort.

Each participant would be awarded with a participation certificate on the last day of the seminar.

For more information, list of sessions, their individual and aggregate cost and their schedule kindly refer to the PDF attached.

To get yourself registered in the program, Click here