U.S. Embassy Chargé d'Affaires John Carwile joined acting FNCCI President Pashupati Murarka and Immediate Past President Suraj Vaidya to officially open the Innovation Hub inside FNCCI headquarters on Thursday, June 18. The Innovation Hub is a new addition to the U.S. Embassy’s American Spaces resource centers located throughout Nepal.
According to a press release issued by Public Affairs Section Embassy of The United States, Kathmandu located inside the FNCCI building, the Innovation Hub is open to the public and features computers with access to research databases, free Wi-Fi, a circulating collection of books and a children’s corner. The Innovation Hub also has special materials for entrepreneurs and four workstations for people who are starting a business. The Innovation Hub will host unique programming for students, civil society groups, business owners and the general public.
In his opening remarks, Chargé d'Affaires Carwile said, “It is our hope that Nepal’s students, future entrepreneurs and business leaders will use the Innovation Hub not only to help grow Nepal’s economy but to move it in new directions. Now more than ever, a vibrant economy is going to be critical for Nepal’s development. As a source of innovation as well as capital, the private sector has to be an essential player in Nepal’s economic recovery post-earthquake.”