Nepali Consulate Office, Seattle, in association with Embassy of Nepal, Washington DC, is organising a brain gain event next month.

According to AC Sherpa, honorary consul for Seattle in Washington state of the USA, the main event would take place remotely via Zoom on August 7 at 5 pm PST ( August 8, 5:45 am NST).

The Brain Gain Centre was created by The Ministry of Foreign Affairs to connect, explore, synergise the expertise of the Nepali diaspora and encourage them to contribute to the socio-economic development of Nepal. The centre also aims to recognise the work by individual diaspora experts and groups, promote their contribution among government and non-governmental agencies, and foster respect for diaspora experts among the people back home.

"Due to overwhelming demand for this event and COVID-19 restrictions, the main event will be held remotely via Zoom while consulate services would be provided on August 7 and 8," Sherpa said.

According to him, the event is sponsored by Nepali Consulate, Seattle WA and 7 Summits Foundation while hotel accommodations are provided by Seattle Marriott Redmond.

Nepal's ambassador to US Yuba Raj Khatiwada, NRN's policy foundation president Shesh Ghale, MoFA joint secretary Bharat K Regmi, NRNA president Kumar Pant and Nepal Tourism Board's Chief Executive Officer Dhananjay Regmi, among others, will be taking part in the brain gain event, Sherpa added.

"Consulate office of Washington State is set to connect Nepali expertise in the state of Washington to Nepal through a two-day event of Brain Gain Nepal," he added.

A version of this article appears in the print on July 24 2021, of The Himalayan Times.