Nepal: Migration network trains young leaders on migration and development


By Henri Abenis-Macahilo

The National Network for Safe Migration (NNSM), an umbrella organisation of civil society groups in Nepal in the field of labour migration and development has created a semi-academic course for Nepal’s next generation of leaders.

The policy course,  “Comprehensive Second Generation Leadership Training”, is designed by NNSM to enhance the country’s young leaders’ capacity development in the sector of migration and development from Network member organisations across Nepal.

Experts from the different dimensions of migration and development sector, including Froilan Malit Jr., from the University of Cambridge and managing director of news and research platform Rights Corridor have been invited to share their proficiencies in the two-day training on April 09 and 10.

Malit delivered a virtual talk on the critical importance of regional consultative dialogue processes in the Asia-Gulf migration corridor, and how weak origin states can enhance their multilateral participation.

“I’m grateful for the National Network for Safe Migration and its organising team’s support and involvement in developing an impressive academic/policy course,” Malit said after his talk on April 10 titled, Consultative Dialogue Processes on Global Migration.

Kumud Khanal, Chairperson at Ethical Practitioners Association of Nepal (EPAN), spoke on Migration Governance (Apr. 09), while Surya Bishwakarma, GESI expert at Winrock International, conducted a session on Gender and Social Inclusion (Apr. 10).

During the training, participants from various member organizations have obtained knowledge about the concepts, realities and governance mechanisms including the international national theories and practice of labour migration.

The Comprehensive Second Generation Leadership Training, spearheaded by Nepal migration specialist Nilambar Badal of NNSM, was sponsored by the Hamro Samman Project funded by USAID and UK aid and implemented by Winrock International.


About the author: Henri Abenis-Macahilo is the UAE Bureau Chief of Philippine-based news portal, NewsLinePH