Report on Visit to Japan by Nepalese Government Training Group
A training group of government officials headed by Mr. Nepal, economic advisor to the Prime Minister of Nepal, traveled to Japan to learn from Japan’s programs and good examples in order to make improvements regarding employment issues, including unemployment, in Nepal. On September 30, an exchange of opinions was conducted at JITCO regarding the sending of technical intern trainees from Nepal.
To begin, the economic advisor indicated that the technical intern training program contributes to Nepal’s economic development and the development of human resources and expressed the government’s wish to send numerous technical intern trainees to Japan in the future. In addition, Director General and Deputy Director General Poudel of the Ministry of Labour and Employment explained with regard to labour and employment that (1) the government would like to increase the number of technical intern trainees, particularly in the agriculture and manufacturing fields, (2) the government will provide support for reemployment and entrepreneurism after technical intern trainees return to Nepal, and (3) the government wants to reduce the currently large number of accredited sending organizations when accreditations are renewed based on sending results.
JITCO explained the review of the technical intern training program being undertaken by the Japanese government. JITCO also pointed out that its analysis indicated that a lack of approaches by Nepalese sending organizations to Japanese supervising organizations and indifferent responses after sending technical intern trainees resulted in the lack of growth in the number of trainees sent, and also that the number of technical intern trainees from Nepal who disappeared was prominent. In response, the Nepal side indicated that for the time being, sending organizations would respond using the leaflet for technical intern trainees on disappearance* prepared by JITCO, that in the future, the intent of the technical intern training program would be respected, and that other measures such as enacting legislation making it mandatory to utilize learned skills in Nepal after returning.
- From the left: Advisor to the Minister of Labour and Employment Koirala, Counsellor to the Embassy to Japan Adhikari, Economic Advisor to the Prime Minister Nepal, interpreter, Director General and Deputy Director General Poudel of the Ministry of Labour and Employment, and Director Dhungana of the Central Bank of Nepal.
＊Information on the leaflet for technical intern trainees can be found here.