A new NIMS Innovation Lab was kicked off on 16 August on Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and Local Government.
This is organised by NIMS College as a special capacity building opportunity for NIMS faculties and teachers in collaboration with Australia based Institute for Studies and Development Worldwide (IFSD).
In the planning phase, participants will be guided to develop an action research proposal and then develop a partnership with municipal governments chosen by the participants. If successful in securing in funding, projects could move on to the process of implementation.
Once enrolled for the program, participants should be willing to participate in 12 hours of training over the next 3 months, so that they can develop a reasonable proposal to be submitted to local governments for funding. Participants who attend the 12 hours course will receive a Certification of Completion of the course under the aegis of IFSD Australia and NIMS College.
How will the participants benefit? At the end of this Innovation Lab, you will be able to:
– explain SDGs and their relevance to local government in Nepal
– develop a framework to asses how and to what SDG are being instiutiionalised at the local level
– formulate an action research project to improve localisation of SDGs at the local level
– plan and implement action research project on SDGs localisation
Once participants achieve the above mentioned learning outcomes, they should be able to work as consultant / expert for local governments, development agencies, I/INGOs, and national governments in SDGs and local development / governance, with a focus on their own area of interests and expertise.