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Latest bikash ko bato episode discusses the benefits of livestock insurance
by: RAP 3      on: 29 Jan, 2018

In their latest episode, Bikash ko Bato discusses the benefits of livestock insurance.  The Government of Nepal has endorsed livestock insurance, offering subsidised policies to encourage uptake among rural farmers.  RAP3 CONNECT is supporting dairy farmers in our partner, Belpata Dairy Co-operative's supply chain to take out insurance policies with Everest Insurance. 

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Narayan Campus' FEC welcomes KUSOM students
by: RAP 3      on: 25 Jan, 2018

Members of the Narayan Campus Future Entrepreneurs' Club (FEC) welcomed Kathmandu University School of Management (KUSOM) students at their campus earlier today.  Four KUSOM MBA students traveled to Dailekh to complete their Rural Enterprise Service placements, an MBA course requirement, facilitated by CONNECT. 

This cross learning event provided an opportunity for students to share their ideas for and experiences of doing business; FEC members presented their plans for a club run business and the KUSOM students shared their experience of offering consultancy services to local businesses in Dailekh.  

CONNECT's partnership with Unilever features in latest Bikash ko Bato episode
by: RAP 3      on: 22 Jan, 2018

The latest Bikash Ko Bato episode focuses on RAP3 CONNECT's partnership with Unilever Nepal Limited to establish a network of rural sales agents.  Read more about the Hamri Didi programme

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Belpata Dairy Cooperative holds AGM
by: RAP 3      on: 17 Jan, 2018

CONNECT's partner Belpata Dairy Cooperative (BDC) held its 8th Annual General Meeting  on 12th January, 2018. BDC members, Village Municipality Executive Committee members and RAP3 CONNECT representatives attended the AGM at which the financial report for the fiscal year 2073-2074 was presented. During the meeting it was agreed that the Executive Committee election will be held on 18 January, 2018.

CONNECT took the opportunity of the AGM to provide an update on CONNECT's partnership with BDC and the support offered to BDC and farmers in BDC's downstream supply chain.

RAP3 Graduate Engineer, Ayasta writes about her experience on the OnePlanet MBA
by: ruth      on: 15 Jan, 2018

As part of a two way partnership with Exeter University's School of Business, RAP3 Graduate Engineer Ayasta Pokharel has taken a sabbatical to participate in the prestigious OnePlanet MBA.  In CONNECT's latest blog Ayasta writes about her experiences so far.

CONNECT advocates for increased seats for women on DCCI Executive Committees
by: RAP 3      on: 15 Jan, 2018

CONNECT is working with District Chamber of Commerce and Industries (DCCI) to encourage women to join DCCI Executive Committees, advocating for policy reform to increase the number of reserved seats for women to a minimum 33%.  To date, Dailekh, Dadeldhura and Doti have passed the policy reform. 

To help raise awareness of the policy reform and the increased number of seats reserved for women Bikash Ko Bato broadcast an episode focusing on women in business.  In the episode you will hear DCCI members and women in business talk about the experiences of women in business and what they think can be done to increase female participation in DCCI Executive Committees.

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Yuva Vayus in Dailekh attend pest management training
by: RAP 3      on: 12 Jan, 2018

CONNECT partner Hatemalo Seed Promotion Cooperative (HSPC) has been delivering training to Yuva Vayus in their supply chain.  HSPC delivered training on seed and vegetable production best practice, disease and pest management and vegetable seed management.  Yuva Vayus are expected to lead by example, implementing their new learning and sharing best practices with seed producers in the farmer groups they represent.

Read more about Yuva Vayus.

MBA student consultants attend orientation session
by: RAP 3      on: 09 Jan, 2018

Yesterday, Kathmandu University School of Management (KUSOM) students that will undertake their Rural Enterprise Service (RES) placements in partnership with RAP3 CONNECT attended an orientation session.  All KUSOM MBA students are required to complete a three-week RES placement, offering consultancy services to rural businesses, as part of their course and CONNECT is delighted to partner with KUSOM and facilitate placements for a second year.  This year, 12 students will work with 15 businesses across three districts, Dadeldhura, Dailekh and Doti. During the orientation session students learned more about the districts in which they will be working and the businesses they will be working with.