Social Dialogue on IT Sector in Nepal: Winning Together

Unites Nepal

UNITES Nepal is holding a social dialogue program among the stakeholders on Promoting ICTS Sector in Nepal: Winning Together. Government representative IT related employers and employees association, workers organizations, professionals and experts of the sector will attend the program.

Social dialogue is a flexible tool that enables governments and employers’ and workers’ organizations to manage change and achieve economic and social goals. The primary purpose of social dialogue is to promote consensus building and democratic involvement among the primary stakeholders in the world of work. Successful social dialogue structures and processes have the potential to resolve important economic and social issues, encourage good governance, advance social and industrial peace and stability and boost economic progress.

The social dialogue was constituting all the three stakeholders aimed to foster the discussion on the development of the IT sector in Nepal, the creation of the decent employment with the establishing industrial harmony with the development of IT Sector in Nepal. The employers, employees, and state as the regulator, all the three stakeholders have an equal and vital role in strengthening the IT sector in Nepal. Hence, the representative of the three parties together with the experts was among the core participants of the program.

The interaction was focused on the IT sector in Nepal: Winning Together. The panel speakers who will be prominent experts in the industry will share their opinion, which will be followed by the vigorous discussion among the participants.

The thematic discussion will conclude with the recommendation to the several stakeholders to create the decent work condition for the IT professionals and to develop the IT sector as a whole.

There will be around 90 participants from different IT Sector.

Program Schedule

8:30 – 9:30                  Registration followed by Breakfast

9:30 – 10:30                Opening Session

Session Presentation by – Mr. Alok Mall, Program Coordinator

Chairing

Chair Person: Mr. Shankar Lamichhane, President UNI NLC/ UNICTS

Chief Guest: Hon’ble Minister, GokarnaBista, Ministry of Labour, Employment and Social  Security

Guest: Mahendra Man Gurung, Secretary, MOCIT

Guest: Ganesh Shah, Former Minister of Science and Technology

Guest of Honors:

Mr. Birendra Kumar Mishra, Joint Secretary, MOCIT (Government)

Mr. Laxmi Pd Yadav, DG Department of IT (Government)

Mr. Min Prasad Aryal, Director, Nepal Telecom Authority (Government)

Mr.Bhoj Raj Bhatta, President ISPAN (Net Max Pvt Ltd) (Employer)

Mr. Binod Dhakal, Chairman ICT Committee, FNCCI(Employer)

Mr. Sudhir Parajuli, Managing Director, Subisu Pvt Ltd (Employer)

Mr. KarmathDangol, Vice President- Cloud Factory Pvt Ltd (Employer)

Mr. Vivek Shamser Rana, Information Technology Enablement Professional (Expert)

Dr.  Subarna Shakya, Professor of Computer Engineering at IOE (Expert)

Dr. Manish Pokhrel, Professor, Department of Computer Science and Engineering, KU(Expert)

Mr. Raghu Nath Bhandari, CEO Swift Technology (IME Group) (Expert)

Mr. Punit Jajodia, Freelancer &Entrepreneur (Expert)

Mr. Rajendra Acharya, Asst. General Secretary -UNI APRO

Mr. Hemant Chaurasia, President CAN Federation

President, Joint Trade Union Coordination Committee (JTUCC)

A representative from GEFONT(Trade Union)

A representative from NTUC(Trade Union)

International Delegates from Japan, Sweden & Singapore

 Welcome Speech by Mr. Khushal Regmi, President UNITES Nepal

Inauguration by lighting Lamp: Chief Guest

 Fraternal Greeting:

The government, CAN Federation, UNI APRO, FNCCI, JTUCC

Special Guest

 Opening Remarks      Honorable Chief Guest

The vote of Thanks          Mr. Shankar Lamichhane, President (UNI NLC/UNICTS)

10:30 -11:00               Tea Break

11:00 – 14:00              Dialogue Session

Keynote on – “IT Sector in Nepal: Winning Together” Moderator:    Mr. Hempal Shrestha

Stakeholder’s Representative: Government, Employer, Expert, Trade Union

 Participants: Representative from
CAN Federation, Information Security Response Team Nepal (npCert.org), Center for Cyber Security Research and Innovation (csrinepal.org), One Cover Pvt Ltd (onecovernepal.com), Information Technology Society Nepal, Nepal Bankers Association, Nepal Police Academy, FNCCI, Women Development Advocacy Center, Chamber of commerce, Internet Society Nepal, Society for Information Communication Technology Nepal, CITE, ITPF, IT College Coordinator & Representative, Freelancer, IT Professionals, NEA, Impression Nepal.

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