Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA) has dispatched two KOICA advisers and eight Volunteers to work in Nepal for one year and two years respectively.
Two advisers will be dispatched in Tikapur Hospital in health sector. And among eight new KOICA Volunteers, six are from health background and are assigned to work in Korea Nepal Friendship Hospital, Thimi; Kathmandu Model Hospital, Kathmandu; District Hospital Dhading and Lamjung District Community Hospital, Lamjung. Similarly, one of them is early childhood development teacher who will work in District Education Office, Dhading and one at Piple Model Village Development Committee, Chitwan in community development sector.
According to a press release of KOICA, currently, one KOICA adviser and 47 KOICA volunteers are actively working in various government sectors in accordance with an agreement between both the governments of Korea and Nepal in the areas of education, environment, health, vocational training, rural development and ICT.
The KOICA adviser program is aimed at providing support for advising policy making and high level technical support in the recipient country where as KOICA Volunteer program focuses more on transferring Korean knowledge and experiences directly in the grass root level. The objective of both programs is to improve the quality of life of people in partner countries, to strengthen the friendship and mutual understanding between Korea and partner countries and to help in the efforts to achieve development goals set by the international community.