Global Policy Forum to support Nepal's education sector

KATHMANDU, Feb 12: The UK-based Global Policy Forum has announced to extend support for quality education under the federal structure in Nepal. 

The forum is organizing an international conference in Kathmandu on Quality Education in Federal Structure from February 23-24 in which foreign experts have also been invited as speakers. The conference is organized with an expectation that Nepal could learn from valuable experience from other countries, according to the organizer. 

US-based professor Upendra Acharya and UK-based professor Padam Simkhada on behalf of the Global Policy Forum are leading the conference, which is being organized jointly by various seven universities and two higher education associations in Nepal. The forum has invited experienced academicians from various parts of the world in the conference. 

The founding member of the forum Prof Katak Malla, who is working in Sweden, is scheduled to present a paper on experiences of Sweden in promoting quality education. Similarly, two US-based professors Shiva Gautam and Ambika Adhikari, who are executive members of the forum, are also scheduled to present separate papers at the conference. 

Established under the chair of UK's Leeds University Professor Surya Subedi some three years ago, the forum has been organizing various academic programs to support policy formulation in Nepal.