Workshop in Australia on Open University of Nepal

September 4, 2010: An interaction workshop on skill, knowledge and innovation was held at the Nepalese Consulate Office in Sydney, Australia in which Open University of Nepal Initiative occupied a major thrust.

The workshop was organised by NRN Oceania Region and participated in by Nepalese Ambassador for Australia, Yogendra Dhakal, NRNA President  Dev Man Hirachan, NRNA ICC Advisor Ms Indra Ban,  Nepalese Consul for NSW Australia Deepak Khadka, Regional Co-ordinator of NRNA Oceania Region Goba Katuwal, NRNA ICC Youth Affairs Co-ordinator Bhabani Oli, President of NRNA-Australia  Dhurba Subedi, NRNA ICC Members Dr Raju Adhikari, Shree Napit and Dr Krishna Hamal, NRNA-Australia Advisor Dr Ashok Shrestha, media representatives and leaders from various Nepalese community associations of Australia.

NRNA Oceania Region acknowledged the contribution of the members of Skill, Knowledge and Innovation (SKI) Task Force, chaired by Dr Raju Adhikari, for their exemplary work. It appreciated the launching of the Open University of Nepal Initiative as NRNA flagship project, and also of beginning the NRN Day program in Nepal with Open University of Nepal program on October 7, 2010.


The Open University of Nepal project is expected to benefit millions of Nepalese who wish to pursue higher education in the remote areas of Nepal.

NRNA Oceania Region also placed a high priority for the completion of NRNA’s another innovative project called “Skill Inventory Project,” which aims to develop a global inventory of skills and professionals among NRN members so that it could be used by NRN and Nepal government whenever expertise is required to develop and implement projects benefiting Nepalese residing in and outside of Nepal.

The workshop applauded and approved the progress report and the future plan of NRNA Australia and NRNA Oceania Region, including NRNA Youth Program to address issues related to NRN youth. A regional workshop will be organised in early 2011 in Australia, mainly on the major issues of NRNA, a statement said.

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