Nepal opens Brain Gain Centre for partnership with nonresident Nepali experts

Kathmandu, May 31

The government of Nepal on Friday opened a new unit in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs aiming at fostering partnership with Nepali experts and professionals living overseas.

Foreign Affairs Minister Pradeep Kumar Gyawali inaugurated the Brain Gain Centre under the Policy, Planning, Development Diplomacy and Overseas Nepali Affairs Division of the Ministry today.

“It particularly aims at recognising, promoting, connecting, mobilising and rewarding such experts’ work to complement to Nepal’s socioeconomic development,” the Ministry informs, “The database of the BGC can be accessed at”

The Ministry states that it is the first step towards establishing more systematic connections and networks between local and diaspora experts.

Earlier on May 7, Minister Gyawali had invited Nepali professionals living abroad to register with the Centre’s database. Accordingly, more than 450 Nepalis have been registered.

The Ministry says various Nepali diaspora communities including the Non-Resident Nepali Association will support the government for the unit’s operation.

Published on May 31st, Friday, 2019 4:06 PM

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