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  • Webinar: Mainstreaming Gender Equality and Social Inclusion in Disaster Risk Reduction and Management: Gaps, Tools, and Priorities in the Post-COVID-19 Scenario in Nepal

    Several international instruments such as CEDAW, Core Humanitarian Standards, and Sendai Framework have prioritized the need of mainstreaming Gender Equality and Social Inclusion (GESI) in all stages Disaster Risk Reduction and Management (DRRM). The Government of Nepal has endorsed and implemented Acts, policies, guidelines for DRRM with commitments for GESI, but time and on, such commitments are very feeble when it actually comes to the implementation stage. GESI is however neglected still in DRRM or health emergency management. This webinar…

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  • Webinar: International Development Cooperation in Nepal: The Policy and Priorities of the Government of Nepal

    MICD is organizing this Webinar for its students on Monday, 10th August 2020. It will be led by Mr. Lal Shankar Ghimire, the Economic Development Advisor to the Rt. Honourable Prime Minister. The Government has focused on achieving high economic growth, increasing production and productivity, creating wider employment opportunities and promoting export-oriented production to achieve these targets. Equally, the GoN is conscious for sharing the prosperity through the equity oriented and regionally balanced growth. This webinar will shed light on…

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  • Project Analysis Work

    Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, there are challenges in organizing internship for the students completing the taught components of the MICD Programme. Due to the fear of contagion, many organisations have restricted visits to their offices even to their own staff; and chances are very slim in development organisations accepting new and external people in their offices. Moreover, the MICD Team itself doesn’t want to expose students to such contagion by sending them to other organisations frequently. Instead of the…

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  • Returning Home in COVID-19 Pandemic: Labor Market and Employment

    Returning Home in COVID-19 Pandemic: Labor and Employment (A Webinar by MICD-MWU)

    A Report


    A webinar on “Returning Home in COVID-19 Pandemic: Labor Market and Employment” was organized by Master in International Cooperation and Development (MICD) under Mid-Western University (MWU) on 15 June 2020. This was the fourth virtual panel discussion of the MICD-MWU webinar series in COVID-19 pandemic. The event was marked by the special presence of Prof. Dr. Nanda Bahadur Singh, Vice-Chancellor of MWU. There were…

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  • Tourism Ambitions and COVID-19 Pandemic

    A webinar on “Tourism Ambitions and COVID-19 Pandemic” was organized by Master in International
    Cooperation and Development (MICD) under the Mid-Western University (MWU) on 4 May 2020. The
    event was graced by the newly appointed Vice-Chancellor of MWU, Professor Dr Nanda Bahadur Singh.
    There were more than 90 attendees including academicians, MWU officials, faculty members, experts,
    practitioners, and graduate students. Taking interest at the time of pandemic, the participants
    represented four continents: Africa, North America,…

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  • Webinar on payment by result

    A webinar was organized on 20 May 2020 on ‘Payment by Results (PbR)’, one of the new instruments used by donors in financing projects implemented under their development cooperation. The Webinar was organised as a part of the course module ‘Finance for Development’. I am very pleased to see active interaction of students of both MICD Cohort 6 and Cohort 7. During normal circumstances, we could have visited and learned more from commercial organizations and INGOs who had obtained donor…

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  • Trade and Finance for Development

    It is a great pleasure to have completed the ‘Trade and Finance for Development’ course (MICD 513) today. Delivering discussions on ‘International Trade and its relationship with Economic Growth and Development’ is a tough task particularly to the group of students coming from diverse academic background, some of whom had never studied Economics and Business Management. The second component of this course ‘Finance for Development’ was equally a challenging task, to deliver the concepts and to illustrate data and arguments…

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