To bridge this gap, YPARD Nepal organized a workshop titled, “Youth’s Grant Writing Skills Enhancement” on 1-2 August 2016 at NARI complex, Khumaltar, Lalitpur, Nepal, with support from USAID/Winrock International Farmer to Farmer Program, and Nepal Agriculture Research Council.
The workshop aimed at enhancing the quality of grant and technical writing among professionals as well as increasing their knowledge and skills in business planning strategy and collaboration with donor agencies and partner organizations.
“The workshop furnished us with ammunition and ideas about technical writing and ways on presenting ourselves in the battlefield of competitive writing. Further, it answered most of our queries about ways of writing proposals and understanding the shortcomings of our previous writings.”
Thirty-four young professionals (18-40 years) from diverse background, including agriculture, livestock, forestry, environmental science, food science, biotechnology, agri-engineering, social studies actively participated and intensively shared their ideas during the workshop period.
The training was made possible by the presence of Dr. Anil Shrestha, the resource person for the workshop and Weed Science Professor at California State University, Fresno, USA. Dr. Shrestha believes that education is not only about learning what other people have discovered, it is also about discovering who we are and what we can do for the betterment of society.
“The presentation and discussed agenda of the workshop was very informative and interactive. Among all the sessions, what I liked the most was the activity which was to prepare a grant proposal for a project within the first day. Preparing a proposal for a grant within a day was not an easy task to do, but with the joint effort of the team and support of Dr. Shrestha, the exercise was accomplished in time.”