Successful completion of 5-day Training of Trainers (T0T) for the Officials of Ministry of Finance, Financial Comptroller General Office and Office of the Auditor General

The Training of Trainers (TOT) program for officials from the Ministry of Finance, Financial Comptroller General Office, and the Office of the Auditor General concluded on January 5, 2024, at the Public Finance Management Training Center (PFMTC) in Harihar Bhawan, Pulchowk, Lalitpur. Nineteen officers participated in this collaborative effort between the Nepal Administrative Staff College (NASC) and PFMTC. Mr. Ram Prasad Acharya, Training Chief of PFMTC, chaired the event, with Dr. Rajan Khanal, Executive Director of NASC, as the Chief Guest. Notable guests included, Mr Binod Kumar Bista, Senior Director of Studies and Mr Nabin Chapagain, Director of Studies from NASC and Mr. Gopi Prasad Kharel, Senior Instructor at PFMTC.

Ms. Durga Banjade, representing the participants, expressed profound gratitude for the insightful training, praising its impact on their facilitation skills. She acknowledged NASC and PFMTC for organizing the program collaboratively, emphasizing the valuable blend of experiences and teaching philosophies from both institutions.

Mr Gopi Prasad Koirala expressed that T0T usually makes the participants feel that they have a lot to learn. H emphasized the significant learning aspect of TOT crucial for participants to join the roster of certified trainers at PFMTC. He also showcased the feedback given by the participants for the entire training. Dr. Khanal highlighted the program's focus on enhancing knowledge and skills, producing a new cadre of trainers. He highlighted the introspective journey that participants undertook during the program. He noted that the program allowed participants to learn the training methodologies and practical aspects of facilitation and presentation skills. He also expressed that NASC will always be there to support PFMTC in any way possible when and where needed. Further, Mr. Ram Prasad Acharya elucidated the role of NASC particularly highlighting the significance of this training for developing certified professionals that they can tap into. He acknowledged the participants' enthusiasm to learn and expected them to implement the learnings in their future training sessions. The program was hosted by Mr Bal Bahadur Bishwokarma.