Kathmandu, Nepal – In a momentous stride for Nepal’s Information and Communication Technology (ICT) sector, the Computer Association of Nepal (CAN) Federation and the United States Agency for International Development’s Trade and Competitiveness have joined hands by signing a Letter of Cooperation (LOC). This landmark agreement is poised to elevate Nepal’s ICT ecosystem, with the ultimate aim of benefiting the Nepali population.
The LOC was officially signed by CAN Federation’s President, Ranjeet Kumar Poddar, and the Chief of Party for USAID Trade and Competitiveness, Agnes Luz, who stood as the principal signatories. The Secretary General of CAN Federation was also present during this momentous signing ceremony.
This collaboration signifies a pivotal move towards fortifying Nepal’s ICT landscape, stimulating economic growth, and engendering opportunities for a wide array of stakeholders, including underprivileged communities. It will also introduce programs intended to enhance the competitiveness of the IT and digital services sectors.
CAN Federation President, Ranjeet Kumar Poddar, expressed his commitment to the partnership, stating, “After signing with USAID, we’re committed to building alliances and ecosystems for ICT talent training in Nepal.”
Chiranjibi Adhikari, CAN Federation Secretary General, emphasized the critical role of collaboration in strengthening Nepal’s ICT sector, remarking, “Collaboration and alliances are key to boosting and strengthening Nepal’s ICT sector.”
This promising cooperation between CAN Federation and USAID sets a positive trajectory for Nepal’s ICT future, holding the potential to create lasting improvements in the sector and, by extension, the lives of the Nepali people.