Kathmandu, March 29
Fusemachines, an AI talent and education platform and service provider, and Daayitwa, an NGO active in policy reforms, today announced a partnership “to strengthen youth-government collaboration and promote evidence-based policymaking in Nepal.”
As part of the agreement, Fusemachines, a long-term funding partner for Daayitwa Nepal Public Policy Fellowship, will sponsor one Daayitwa fellow for the 2022 cycle, the two sides inform in a joint statement on Tuesday.
Since 2013, Daayitwa has mobilised 11 cohorts of 141 fellows to collaborate with 51 governmental organisations at federal, provincial and local levels and 24 parliamentarians to conduct policy research.
“As a company that values the power of data and insights, we applaud Daayitwa’s efforts to advance evidence-based decisions and policies,” says Parag Shrestha, the South Asia managing director at Fusemachines. “We are excited to further our commitment towards an organisation that empowers today’s youth with opportunities to change tomorrow’s outlook and creates the promise of better socio-economic opportunities.”
“Daayitwa Fellowship is an unparalleled opportunity for young talented minds, perfected through decade-long rigorous experimentation. Fellows benefit from a rare insider view of how the government operates while contributing directly to the public policy process.” Pukar Malla, the founder and chairperson of Daayitwa, says.