Project Management Update from Nepal


By Suraj Dahal

Contributing Editor

Kathmandu, Nepal

New Team of Nepal Young Crew Management Board Formed 

On March 24, 2013, an orientation and formalization program was organized at Nepal College of Travel and Tourism Management (NCTTM) [1] in Kathmandu by Project Management Association of Nepal (PMAN) [2] a member association of the International Project Management Association (IPMA) [3] to formally endorse the formation of the Young Crew for Project Management in Nepal.

The Chair of the formal program, Tikajit Rai, Chairperson of PMAN, on his opening remarks extended warm welcome and shared the programs and activities of the association and its relation with the IPMA and Asia Pacific Federation of Project Management (APFPM) [4].


In Nepal, a Young Crew was established in September 2010, spearheaded by Shailesh Nepal, the winner of the IPMA Young Project Manager Award 2010, as one of the take-aways of the Coaching for Development workshop. A need arose to recompose and consolidate its program; hence the members had extensive consultations following the guideline prescribed by IPMA Young Crew (YC) Management Board. The proposal of the Young Crew to form a new board for a term of three years was announced in the meeting having eight active members from different professional sectors.

The designation and respective roles and responsibilities of each board member were discussed and agreed on the basis of their personal interest and professional expertise as follows:


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About the Author

flag-nepalsuraj-dahalSuraj Dahal

Kathmandu, Nepal

Suraj Dahal, an active advocate of the profession of project management, is a management consultant based in Nepal. He is the founding member and General Secretary of Project Management Association of Nepal (PMAN). He has served on the board and was the chief executive of prominent NGOs in Nepal that implemented projects and programs with government, civil society organizations, corporate sector, and development partners. He is a consortial partner of Systemic Excellence Group (http://www.systemic-excellence-group.com/), a global network of independent think tanks for change management. He can be contacted at: [email protected]