UN training programme to improve e-governance in Nepal

In order to improve the delivery of public services and steer public administration towards sustainable development in Nepal, the United Nations Asian and Pacific Training Centre for ICT for Development (UN-APCICT) launched the Academy of ICT Essentials for Government Leaders (Academy) in Kathmandu this week, in collaboration with the Ministry of General Administration (MOGA). The Academy programme helps government officials and policymakers in their capacity building efforts by providing knowledge and skills on how to leverage ICT for national and regional socio-economic development.

Following the Academy launch, a four-day workshop was held on e-Government Applications and Project Management for over 30 participants, including government officials from MOGA and representatives of national training institutions in Nepal. UN-APCICT’s partnership with MOGA is expected to improve governance and promote more efficient delivery of quality services to the people of Nepal through improved training, education and information services. The Academy modules will be used as part of the National Administration Staff College curricula to train government officials in Nepal going forward.

Recognizing the important role of young people as future leaders in government, UN-APCICT also rolled-out its Primer Series on ICTD for Youth in Nepal. Co-organized with Kathmandu University, the launch was followed by a two-day workshop on Project Management and ICT for Development for over 55 professors from four universities, as well as representatives from the University Grants Commission of Nepal.