The Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA) is organizing a consultative workshop on KOICA volunteers program for its partner organizations on November 29, 2013 in Kathmandu.
All the KOICA volunteers, representatives of the recipient organizations and officials from different ministries of Nepal are attending this workshop. Its prime objective is to review and evaluate KOICA’s volunteer program and to strengthen mutual relationship between KOICA and partner organizations through exchanges of the best practice and new ideas about to improve international volunteer program in Nepal among volunteer-related organizations. This workshop will provide the platform not only for the evaluation of KOICA volunteer program, but also for the exchange of experiences among volunteers, representatives of the recipient organizations and different stakeholders. The workshop is expected to contribute in promoting the value of volunteerism in Nepal and to give a glance at KOICA volunteer collaboration activities and projects.
According to a press release of KOICA-Nepal, KOICA volunteer program is an important aspect of KOICA’s cooperation program in Nepal which supports to transfer Korean knowledge and experiences directly in the grass root level in order to make practical contributions to the socio-economic development of the partner countries. Since 1990 KOICA volunteers are deployed in various government organizations within and outside the Kathmandu valley according to the demands and request from Nepalese government in different sectors like education, health, agriculture, IT etc. Till date total 340 volunteers have been dispatched in Nepal. Currently 46 volunteers are actively working in various government organizations of Nepal.