United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) celebrated its 50 years in Nepal on March 11, 2016 at Hotel Yak & Yeti including many ministers, ambassadors, all the partners of UNDP and other development sector players.
Amidst this function, UNDP Nepal gave a recognition to Microsoft Innovation Center Nepal as the partner that assisted with bring innovation to development and also assisted in the post-disaster recovery of the country. In this ceremony from left is Renaud Meyers, Country Director of UNDP Nepal; Huaoliang Xu, Regional Director of UNDP; Allen Bailochan Tuladhar, Country Director of Microsoft Innovation Center Nepal and Sophie Kemkhadze, Deputy Country Director of UNDP Nepal.
The cake for the celebrations was being cut by Yubaraj Khatiwada, Vice Chairperson of National Planning Commission of Government of Nepal.
We are delighted that our partnership to bring innovation to the development sector was recognized by UNDP in such a prestigious celebration as its 50th anniversary gala. MIC Nepal truly believes in partnership and ensuring that development is expedited with the use of technology and innovation in its approach. The ‘business as usual’ approach is not good enough for countries like Nepal that needs to leap-frog its development activities and innovation and technology would be the differentiating factors where MIC Nepal can add value to the partnership.