Japan to help Nepal give career development opportunities to returnee migrants

Image for representation: Nepal-Japan cooperation
Image for representation: Nepal-Japan cooperation

Kathmandu, December 2

Officials of Nepal and Japan on Thursday signed an agreement, according to which Japan will help the government of Nepal give career development and entrepreneurship opportunities to returnee migrants coming back home from Japan.

Nepal’s Labour and Employment Ministry Joint Secretary Rajeev Pokharel and Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) Nepal Chief Okubo Akimistu signed a record of discussions for the Project on Career Development and Entrepreneurship Support Program for International Migrants.

JICA Nepal in a press statement says, “The project adopts a demand-driven approach that supports returnee migrants willing to acquire skills and competencies and further implement their acquired knowledge for establishing a productive business/career in Nepal, eventually contributing to the national economic development.”

The project plans to appoint mentors who continuously provide training to the returnees recipients for enhancing their capacity in career planning and entrepreneurship throughout the migration flow (pre-migration, while in Japan and after returning).

The project will be implemented from 2023 to 2027 by the Ministry of Labour, Employment and Social Security, the Department of Foreign Employment and the Foreign Employment Board.

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