Still mostly a rural agricultural nation, Nepal’s future prosperity depends in many ways on creating economic opportunities in its villages and small towns. Nepal’s rural residents have always struggled to improve their economic position, and often show surprising resilience and creativity. Now more than ever there are new opportunities to do so, despite the daunting challenges. A new sense of possibility comes from many factors: greater awareness, better skills, spreading commercial businesses, new technologies, a growing network of electricity and roads, the relative youthfulness of Nepali society, new social mobility for women and marginalized groups, as well as employment experiences and small-scale capital accumulation from working overseas. Please come join this dynamic and experienced set of speakers discuss the entrepreneurship landscape in rural Nepal.
|Date||–||Tuesday, 22 August, 2017|
|Time||–||4-5:45 pm (Will start at 4:15)|
South Asian Institute of Management (SAIM) (See map below)
Devkota Sadak, Old Baneswor, Kathmandu, Nepal
Tel : 977-1-4474747 (for directions, see http://saim.edu.np/contact-us/)
Dr. Man Bahadur Bishwakarma, Fulbright Post Doc, Joint Secretary, TU Adjunct Professor
Dr. Sumitra Manandhar Gurung, CEO, Mahila Sahayatra Microfinance Bittiya Sanstha Ltd
Dr. Ganesh Gurung, Dr. Gurung, former member of National Planning Commission
|Moderator||–||Mr. Sujeev Shakya, Chair of Nepal Economic Forum|
About the Fulbright Lecture Series: In celebration of the 70th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between the U.S. and Nepal, the Fulbright Commission (USEF) in Nepal is organizing a lecture and policy discussion event each month in 2017. The lecture series brings together the alumni of various U.S. exchange programs and other Nepal experts to examine issues of importance to both countries. The views expressed in the lecture series belong to each speaker; they do not necessarily represent the views of the Commission. The events are open to the public.
About Fulbright Nepal: Established in 1961, the Fulbright Commission (or USEF) is a bi-national organization governed by a Board of Directors appointed by the Government of Nepal and the US Ambassador to promote mutual understanding, rigorous education and research, and open and fact-based examination of important topics. The Commission supervises Fulbright scholarships, Humphrey scholarships, Opportunity Fund scholarships, and USEF's Educational Advising Center (EAC), which provides accurate, reliable and free information about U.S. colleges and universities. For more information, please come visit our office in Gyaneshwor.
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