Foreign Minister Gyawali launches Brain Gain Center
May 31, 2019 03:40 PM NPT
By: Pratik Rana
KATHMANDU, May 31: Minister for Foreign Affairs Pradeep Kumar Gyawali inaugurated the Brain Gain Center (BGC) amid a function held at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MoFA) on Friday.
The BGC is a platform maintained and run by the Policy, Planning, Development Diplomacy and Overseas Nepali Affairs Division under the MoFA to collect information about and foster partnership with Nepali experts and professionals around the world.
"It particularly aims at recognizing, promoting, connecting, mobilizing and rewarding such experts’ work to complement to Nepal’s socio-economic development," the ministry stated in a press release.
The database of the BGC can be accessed at www.mofa.gov.np/bgc. "The information gathering initiative under the Brain Gain Center, which has already been operationalized, is the first step towards establishing more systematic connections and networks between local and diaspora experts," the ministry said in the release.
Earlier this month, Foreign Minister Gyawali invited Nepali diaspora to register to the Brain Gain Center database through a message.
More than 450 Nepali diaspora members have been already registered in the database, according to MoFA.
The BCG project will be implemented in collaboration with relevant agencies of the Government of Nepal as well as various Nepali diaspora communities including the Non-Resident Nepali Association, the press release said.