NPC and Daayitwa sign MoU to institutionalize youth voices in policymaking

Published On: October 11, 2021 12:21 PM NPT By: Republica  | @RepublicaNepal

KATHMANDU, Oct 11: The National Planning Commission (NPC) and Daayitwa have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to collaborate on issues related to public policymaking in Nepal.

The MoU was signed by Dr. Dibakar Luitel, Program Director of NPC, and Dr. Pukar Malla, Founder and Executive Chairperson of Daayitwa in presence of NPC Vice-Chairperson Dr. Bishwonath Poudel, Secretary Mr. Kewal Prasad Bhandari along with other representatives of NPC and Daayitwa.

Both the parties will collaborate on evidence-based research, policy advocacy, entrepreneurship and employment promotion, leadership and management training, as well as other issues of shared interest. According to a statement issued by Daayitwa, this is a rare kind of agreement between the apex policy body of the government and a grassroots non-governmental institution to collectively engage youth in shaping an enterprising Nepal.

“A strong and important foundation for achieving shared prosperity through collaboration between the government and the community has been created,” the statement quoted Dr Pukar Malla, Founder and Executive Chairperson of Daayitwa, as saying.

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