August 17, 2017
Seminar for "Enhancing the Capacity of Human Resources in Local Governance" was held in the capital on 16 Aug 2017. It's the first public seminar organized as part of JICA Nepal's technical cooperation project to Local Development Training Academy (LDTA).
The "Project for Improving Local Governance Training through Capacity Enhancement on Research and Analysis" started in January 2016 as a four-year technical cooperation project under the Record of Discussion signed by MoFALD, LDTA and JICA. The purpose of the Project is to enhance both the human resource and institutional capacity of LDTA and its regional centers by establishing a comprehensive training delivery mechanism that enables quality training to Local Governments' personnel.
The participants, including officials from Ministry of Federal Affairs and Local Development (MoFALD), Local Government Institutions, Nepali scholars of social and political science as well as Development Partners were given a valuable opportunity to engage with the progress achieved by LDTA and its regional centers during the first 18 months of the JICA project. Special keynote lectures given by the leading scholars from Japan, Dr. Katsuaki Suzuki of Kumamoto University and Dr. Kenichi Kubota of Kansai University, introduced the current trends and international standard of Instructional Design and Action Research respectively. Presentation by MoFALD was also a highlight of the seminar as it emphasized on the need of capacity development of the local service provider in the new and emerging context of the local governance in which LDTA should play an important role. LDTA personnel will also be attending two sequential workshops for capacity building on Instructional Design and Action Research conducted by Dr. Katsuaki Suzuki of Kumamoto University which will last for a week. The workshops began from today.
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