National LRED basic training
The increasing interest in Local and Regional Economic Development (LRED) across Nepal has prompted the GRAPE programme to offer phased LRED training for federal and provincial decision-makers. Sessions comprise basic, advanced, and masterclass levels.
The recent national LRED basic training, held in Nagarkot, featured 18 participants from various government ministries, development agencies, and municipal associations of Nepal. Encompassing LRED basics and intervention design, the four-day training included a field trip to Dhulikhel municipality, Dulikhel hospital, Kathmandu University, and a permaculture-focused agro enterprise. This showcased how LRED institutions collaborate with enterprises for local economic growth. Advanced-level training and the LRED master class are scheduled for December 2023 and March 2024, respectively.