10th National HR Conference Organized

The Two-day conference gave special focus on R3 – Resilience, Reinvention and Revitalization
Human Resource Society Nepal (HRSN) has organized the 10th National HR Conference. The two-day event, which was held on September 17-18, was organized virtually like the 9th edition of the Conference as risks of coronavirus still remains. The event carried the theme of ‘ R3’ – Resilience, Reinvention and Revitalization.

HR professionals from various sectors presented their case studies on how they managed their employees in the aftermath the first lockdown and during the pandemic period. Similarly, renowned HR experts including Dr Surendra Rao from United States, John K John, Vice President, Learning & Development at Reliance Industries, India, Shailaditya Bhattacharya, Managing Partner, Positive Strokes, India, Kaumudi Goda, Founder and Consultant at The Human Conversation, Pooja Vinayak Sharma, Director – People Operations Asia region from Room to Read address the conference with their insightful views. Similarly, Dipankar Sherma, an Empowerment Specialist, also addressed audience of the Conference.

A panel discussion was also a part of the event with panelists Debashish Hait from Surya Nepal and Roshan Koirala from Nabil Bank discussing about different aspects and challenges seen in HR management. In addition, panel interview with Bhuvan Kumar Dahal, CEO of Sanima Bank, was also organised.

During the conference, each of the keynote speakers and panelists shared their experiences on R3 – Resilience, Reinvention and Revitalization along with story and real-life challenges to manage the human resources during the pandemic. The HRSN has said that it will develop a policy guideline for HR professionals on managing employee during pandemic based on the experience sharing and discussions made during the conference.


The Nepal Tourism Board (NTB) and the Trekking Agencies Association of Nepal (TAAN) have launched the ‘Sustainable Tourism for Livelihood Recovery’ program to create short-term jobs in the tourism sector. Supported by the United Nations Development Program (UNDP), the partnership is targeted to support livelihood of tourism sector workers who are among those hardest-hit by the Covid-19 pandemic.

Under the program, the NTB aims to offer works ranging from around 70,000 man-days to 100,000 man-days. “It will ease the problems faced by the affected workers to some extent,” said NTB Vice-Chair Chandra Prasad Rijal.

NTB CEO Dr. Dhananjaya Regmi said they are hopeful that the project would help address the unemployment issue in the tourism sector and retain tourism businesses and workers.

NTB has aimed to provide short-term jobs to 50,000 workers. Besides, the board has also planned to offer jobs for over 2,000 people in partnership with local levels across the country.


Around 17 percent of the hotels in Nepal have completely shut down their businesses while more than 1 million people in the tourism sector have lost their jobs due to the impacts of Covid-19 pandemic. Tourism entrepreneurs informed this during a meeting held with the Confederation of Nepalese Industries (CNI) on September 1.


The Investment Board Nepal (IBN) has prepared its five-year strategic plan setting a target to attract $10 billion in foreign direct investment (FDI) and creating 100000 jobs within the next five years. Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba, who is also chairman of the IBN, unveiling the Strategic Plan on September 8, Wednesday.

IBN, which is celebrating 10 years of its establishment this year has set the target to develop projects worth more than US$ 6 billion through the public-private partnership (PPP) model during this period. The strategic plan aims to establish the IBN as a ‘PPP Center of Excellence.’

IBN has prepared four strategic pillars – project development and management, investment promotion, institutional structure development and improvement, and coordination and cooperation – to achieve its goal.

In the last 10 years, the IBN has approved more than Rs 832 billion investment in 27 projects in different sectors. These projects are currently in various stages of implementation.

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