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Internships

CONNECT has established an internship programme and, to-date has recruited 5 interns:  Asmita, Ashesh, Manoranjan, Milipa and Niva.

In addition, CONNECT has partnered with Kathmandu University School of Management (KUSOM) to deliver rural business bootcamps to 10 SME businesses in the Mid and Far West through their Rural Enterprise Service Programme. Ten KUSOM MBA student consultants were paired with ten businesses to complete their rural enterprise service (an MBA course requirement) in January 2017. 

Through a unique, two-way partnership with Exeter's School of Business - ONEPlanetMBA students offer business consultancy services to our MSME partners and CONNECT sends members of the RAP team to Exeter to continue the knowledge exchange.  CONNECT has linked one student from the University's OnePlanetMBA programme to work with CONNECT partner Organic Mountain Flavor to undertake an international market discovery exercise, strengthen business development capabilities and author an export market strategy for ginger and other organic food and spice products from Nepal and RAP Graduate Ayasta was accepted on the OnePlanet MBA in October 2017.

Resources

Enterprise Graduate Programme
Manuals

These guidelines have been developed to support the management of the enterprise graduate programme offered by RAP3. The guidelines set out the structure of the graduate programme, along with the roles and responsibilities of the actors involved. The procedures for the continuous assessment and for the annual performance assessment are also included, with the relevant documents provided as annexes. The guidelines also outline the ‘Continuing Professional Development (CPD)’ requirements for the graduates under the RAP3 CPD programme.

Related News

KUSOM students present recommendations for rural businesses
by: RAP 3      on: 27 Nov, 2018

Earlier today, eight MBA students presented their recommendations for businesses in the Mid and Far West of Nepal. 

The MBA students from Kathmandu University School of Management (KUSOM) completed their three week Rural Enterprise Service (RES) placecments in Dailekh and Achham, facilitated by RAP3 CONNECT. The students worked with eight businesses, providing business consultancy services tailored to each business' needs.  

KUSOM MBA students are required to complete a three week RES placement as part of their MBA course.  This is the third batch of students to complete their RES placements with CONNECT.  CONNECT identifies businesses and, in collaboration with KUSOM, matches the students to each business based on needs and students' areas of specialism or interest.

Students talk about their experiences working with businesses in West Nepal
by: RAP 3      on: 31 Oct, 2018

In 10th episode of Bikash ko Bato, we learn about the Rural Enterprise Service placements Kathmandu University School of Management students much complete as part of their MBA course. 

The 8 students have offered consultancy services to 8 businesses in Dailekh and Achham.  Hear from both the students and the business owners they worked with about the experience.

Listen online at soundcloud.com/afn-antenna/bikash-ko-bato-10-4th-year

The episode highlights the objectives of facilitating students' placements in RAP3 CONNECT districts, what the students have learned, their recommendations to businesses and feedback from the business owners. 

 

Kathmandu University students give presentation on tax to Dailekh DCCI
by: RAP 3      on: 09 Oct, 2018

Kathmandu University School of Management (KUSOM) MBA students delivered a presentation on tax and loan processes to the Dailekh District Chamber of Commerce and Industry (DCCI) Executive Committee.

The presentation covered VAT, TDS, vehicle tax, custom tax, income tax, calculation methods, calculation of tax for entities and final tax payments.  In addition, the students shared information about sources of finance for small businesses, private equity providers, capacity development providers, and types of industries and their methods of registration. 

The KUSOM students were in Dailekh to complete their Rural Enterprise Service placements, an MBA course requirement, facilitated by CONNECT. 

Future Entrepreneurs in Dailekh meet Kathmandu University MBA students
by: RAP 3      on: 09 Oct, 2018

CONNECT facilitated a learning exchange between Narayan Campus Future Entrepreneurs' Club (FEC) members and Kathmandu University School of Management (KUSOM) students at Narayan Campus on 2nd October 2018.

Four KUSOM MBA students traveled to Dailekh to complete their Rural Enterprise Service placements, an MBA course requirement.  While in Dailekh, the KUSOM students took the opportunity share their experiences with FEC members and the Narayan Campus students presented their winning business plan “Hariyo Paat Sabaiko Saath”.

 

KUSOM students arrive in Dailekh and Achham to complete rural enterprise service
by: RAP 3      on: 25 Sep, 2018

Eight MBA students from Kathmandu University School of Management (KUSOM) have travelled to the Mid and Far West of Nepal to complete their three week Rural Enterprise Service (RES) placecments, facilitated by RAP3 CONNECT. The students will work with eight businesses in two districts, Dailekh and Achham, providing business consultancy services tailored to each business' needs.  

KUSOM MBA students are required to complete a three week RES placement as part of their MBA course.  This is the third batch of students to complete their RES placements with CONNECT.  To date, 25 businesses have received support from 22 students.  CONNECT identifies businesses and, in collaboration with KUSOM, matches the students to each business based on needs and students' areas of specialism or interest.

SMEs in Mid and Far West receive business support from KUSOM MBA students
by: RAP 3      on: 29 Mar, 2018

15 businesses in the Mid and Far West have received business support from Kathmandu University School of Management (KUSOM) MBA students. 

KUSOM MBA students must complete a 3-week Rural Enterprise Service placement in which they offer their business consulting services to local SMEs in rural districts.  RAP3 CONNECT identified 15 businesses that might benefit from the students' input, assessed business needs and aspirations and linked them with 12 students. 

MBA student consultants attend orientation session
by: RAP 3      on: 09 Jan, 2018

Yesterday, Kathmandu University School of Management (KUSOM) students that will undertake their Rural Enterprise Service (RES) placements in partnership with RAP3 CONNECT attended an orientation session.  All KUSOM MBA students are required to complete a three-week RES placement, offering consultancy services to rural businesses, as part of their course and CONNECT is delighted to partner with KUSOM and facilitate placements for a second year.  This year, 12 students will work with 15 businesses across three districts, Dadeldhura, Dailekh and Doti. During the orientation session students learned more about the districts in which they will be working and the businesses they will be working with.

The CONNECT team continues to grow, and welcomes three new Interns: Manoranjan Regmi, Asmita Poudel and Ashesh Karki.
by: ruth      on: 21 Sep, 2017

CONNECT’s newest recruits completed their induction today, delighted to welcome them to the team.

Manoranjan recently completed his Bachelors in Agriculture, focusing on climate change; Asmita recently completed a masters in Resource Management at the Asian Institute of Technology, Thailand and Ashesh is an MBA graduate who moves from the Agro Enterprise Centre at FNCCI to join us. They are an energetic group with a questioning spirit and craving for knowledge.

We look forward to watching them learn as they grow with us!!

RAP Graduate Engineer accepted to top ranked UK business and management education programme - University of Exeter’s ONE Planet MBA
by: RAP 3      on: 25 Aug, 2017

We are excited to announce RAP Graduate Engineer, Ayasta Pokharel's acceptance on Exeter University's ONEPlanetMBA, a top ranked UK business and management education programme focused on training students on future-fit business models.  Ayasta has been a valuable member of the RAP team since she joined as an intern in April 2014.  We congratulate Ayasta on working hard to realise this prestigious opportunity which is a leap forward in her career.  CONNECT has a two-way partnership with Exeter's School of Business - ONEPlanetMBA students offer business consultancy services to our MSME partners and CONNECT sends members of the RAP team to Exeter to continue the knowledge exchange.  We are delighted Ayasta will be the first from RAP to take a year-long sabbatical to participate in this program.

 

CONNECT interns join training at DFID
by: RAP 3      on: 01 Aug, 2017

CONNECT’s interns, Milipa and Niva, joined a training session on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples in Nepal at DFID Nepal’s offices this week.  The training, arranged by the Risk Management Office (RMO), was delivered by Dr Mukta S. Lama, Tribhuvan University. Dr. Lama, an indigenous rights activist and Lecturer on Sociology & Anthropology at Tribhuvan University, Nepal. Dr Lama completed his doctoral studies in anthropology from Cornell University. His Phd was on 'Himalayan Indigeneity: Histories, Memory and Identity among Tamang in Nepal'.  Dr. Lama's training and the Checklist for Indigenous Audit of Development Projects shared by DFID-GIZ  RMO have proved great learning for CONNECT as we seek to more intentionally respond to the Leave No One Behind Agenda.

An export market strategy for Nepali ginger
by: RAP 3      on: 23 Jun, 2017
Christina, a student on Exeter University’s OnePlanet MBA is in Nepal to work with our MSME partner Organic Mountain Flavor Limited on an international market discovery exercise to strengthen business development capabilities and author an export market strategy for ginger and other organic food and spice products from Nepal. Christina comes with 18+ years of experience with the Government of Canada in areas of rural and economic development and export policies.
 
Earlier today, in a well attended, interactive session Christina discussed her findings to date and hopes for OMF with RAP, DFID and IMC colleagues.
CONNECT facilitates KUSOM RES placements
by: RAP 3      on: 23 Jan, 2017

10 MBA students from Kathmandu School of Management will travel to the Mid & Far West of Nepal this week to complete their 3 week Rural Enterprise Services placement, facilitated by RAP3 CONNECT. CONNECT identified 10 businesses that might benefit from the students' input, assessed business needs and aspirations and then paired each business with a student based on their skills.  The CONNECT team joined class on Friday to discuss the businesses the students will be supporting. Great to see such enthusiasm.