Alliance Governance

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NBI will facilitate creation of the Alliance and manage its secretariat for the first three years of its life. It will build on its existing network to create the Alliance, which will include TIP progressive companies with operations in Nepal. Alliance members will include promising and influential leaders from the business community and pledge to be CTIP champions. Hamro Samman Project will act as a co-facilitator and resource to NBI and member companies in the development and management of the Business Alliance and its activities. The Alliance is expected to evolve over time. It may grow organically to include other […]

Alliance ToR

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The Responsible Business Alliance Nepal will serve as an important platform to test and share ideas and knowledge, make linkages and harness relationships, leverage branding and promotions, and troubleshoot challenges in the achievement of goals aimed at countering human trafficking and labor exploitation and empowering Nepali workers. In line with the recommendations from the Bali Process Government and Business Forum attended by NBI, the Alliance will adopt the AAA Framework as the model of engagement. Through the framework, the participants will Acknowledge the scale of the problem, Act to strengthen and implement ethical practices, policy and legal frameworks, and work […]

Alliance Background

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The Hamro Samman Project and National Business Initiative (NBI) are partnering to create the Responsible Business Alliance Nepal, a strategic alliance of businesses and professionals, with the purpose to jointly act on and advance goals that serve both business development and social objectives. Hamro Samman, a five-year project supported by the U.S. Agency for International Development and the United Kingdom’s Department for International Development, and implemented by Winrock International, works to reduce trafficking-in-persons (TIP), including labor exploitation in domestic and foreign employment, as well as in the Nepali adult entertainment sector. The purpose of the Alliance is to improve knowledge […]

Formation of Responsible Business Alliance Nepal

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Envisioned with the space to jointly collaborate key business champions & enroll themselves in an alliance to set a common vision for contributing against human trafficking, on April 16, 2019 (2-5 pm) NBI supported by Hamro Samman Project hosted workhshop ‘Responsible Business Alliance Nepal’ at Maya Manor Boutique Hotel, Naxal.  Major objective of the program was formerly to introduce Hamro Samman Project and its effort to counter human trafficking and later on to introduce Responsible business Alliance Nepal. Alliance members will be engaged on empowering vulnerable Nepali youths to fight against human trafficking and build productive livelihood opportunities. Around 30 business leaders […]

NAFEA Workshop

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Summary On May 10 and 11, 2019, National Business Initiative (NBI) in partnership with USAID’s Hamro Samman project organized two day residential workshop titled “Towards Responsible Recruitment: Solutions to De-risk Foreign Employment Process” in Hotel Country Villa, Nagarkot. This event had the representation from key government leaders, private sector, civil society as well as national and international development partners. 55 participants participated in the program as per following details: Organization No of participants Male Female Total NBI 9 0 9 NAFEA 30 3 33 Government 5 0 5 Hamro Samman, USAID 1 4 5 Experts and Civil Society 3 0 […]

NBI Presentation in Bali Process

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  Vice President of NBI, Mr. Kush K Joshi has made a presentation representing Nepalese Private Sector in Bali Government and Business Forum held in Indonesia from August 4-6. He participated in the forum along with Home Minister Honorable Ram B Thapa. BGABF is a high level forum of business people and government from more than 45 countries of Asia Pacific Region to work jointly on the issues of Modern Day Slavery. BGABF recommends three pillars of Acknowledge, Act and Adapt to both government and business while addressing the issues of modern day slavery. You can read more about bali […]

Signing of Agreement between NBI and Winrock International

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National Business Initiative (NBI) has signed an agreement with Winrock International to support USAID funded Hamro Samman Project. Mr. Rohan Gurung, NBI Executive Member and President of Nepal Association of Foreign Employment Agencies Association (NAFEA) signed the agreement on behalf of NBI whereas Ms Sabina Pradhan, Deputy Chief of Party, Hamro Samman Project signed on behalf of Winrock International.      

Roundtable on “Open Data for Business”

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  Introduction On 17th June 2018 the National Business Initiative (NBI) in collaboration with the Data for Development in Nepal Program (implemented by the Asia Foundation in partnership Development Initiatives with funding from the UK Government’s Department of International Development) held a roundtable discussion with business leaders on “Open Data for Business”. In the past few years, there has been initial efforts from the Government of Nepal to open up data to the public. There is also growing discourse among government agencies and civil society on open data and recognition of its importance to Nepal’s development. However, the use of […]

Open Data Round Table 2018

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 Roundtable on “Open Data for Business” 17th June, 2018 | Hotel Yellow Pagoda National Business Initiative in association with Asia Foundation Nepal organized Roundtable on ” Open Data for Business” on 17th June 2018. The program aimed to ensure that more and better data is available, accessible and usable by range of government, civil society, and private sector actors at the national and subnational level to inform decision making, implementation and monitoring of development efforts. Around 30 Participants representing different private organizations attended the program raising questions regarding Open Data. Program started at 2:30 pm and had been divided into […]