Workshop on KOICA Volunteer Programme

KATHMANDU: The Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA) organised a workshop on KOICA Volunteers Programme (KOV) for its partner organisations in Kathmandu on Friday.

The workshop was organised to review and evaluate the KOV so as to improve the volunteer programme in Nepal among other volunteer-related organisations, the bilateral cooperation agency informed in a statement today.

Various issues surrounding the initial role of recipient organisations for adjustment of volunteers when they are newly dispatched in the organisation were discussed in the programme.

In the programme, Under Secretary of the International Economic Cooperation Coordination Division (IECD) at the Ministry of Finance, Lal Bahadur Khatri, said that Korea was one of the important partner countries in dispatching volunteers in the field of education, health, agriculture and communication technology in Nepal.

Speaking at the programme, KOICA Country Director for Nepal, Hyungkyoo Kim, emphasised the importance of cooperation from recipient organisations in order to strengthen the KOV in Nepal.

The KOV aims to contribute to poverty reduction and sustainable development to promote friendly relations between Korea and host countries, according to KOICA.

The KOV was started in Nepal in 1990 and since then KOICA has dispatched more than 400 volunteers to Nepal.