Asian Institute of Diplomacy and International Affairs (AIDIA) and Nehru Memorial Museum Library (NMML) are jointly organizing Nepal India Think Tank Summit (NITTS) on Tuesday.
The Open Government Partnership (OGP) is a multilateral initiative that aims to secure concrete commitments from national governments to promote transparency, empower citizens, fight corruption, and harness new technologies to strengthen governance. Transparency and accountability are two essential democratic principles: an open government that rests on trust between civil society, the private sector, the public and elected officials and the government bureaucracy is the key to stability and prosperity. As of November 30, 2017, 92 countries are eligible to join OGP. Any government can join OGP at any time once it has demonstrated that it meets the minimum criteria of Fiscal Transparency, Access to Information, Public Officials Asset Disclosure and Citizen Engagement.
Akash Adhikari is a multidimensional talent of the Nepali film industry. Adhikari, President of the Nepal Film Producers Association, is also a successful actor and producer. He has fought hard for the professionalization and commercialization of the Nepali film industry. He is also behind the recent efforts to implement Box Office system in Nepal. Saraswati Dhakal of Karobar National Economic Daily recently caught up with him for an interview. The excerpt :
Actively involved in education sector NAROTTAM ARYAL did his MPhil from Norway in Public Administration. Currently, Executive Director and Principal of the King's College, he is the winner of highest medal for students Mahendra Bidhya Bhusan, apart from 2013 Manager of the Year award. The present education system of the country is not practical and leading to educated unemployed thus he thinks that the entrepreneurial education is the cure for the current unemployment. KAROBAR National Economic Daily caught up with Aryal to talk about unemployment, education, entrepreneurship, and agendas for quality education in the country.
Sophie Kemkhadze is the Deputy Country Director for UNDP in Nepal. She joined the UN a decade ago and has been involved in the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) promotion. Nepal has also committed to achieve SDG. Karobar National Economic Daily's reporter Bhim Gautam talked with her on Nepal's implementation of SDGs, its target, private sector's role, and above all the UN's role. The excerpts;