Daayitwa Nepal Public Administration Fellowship 2021

Daayitwa Nepal Public Administration Fellowship 2021 is a part of Civil Society: Mutual Accountability Project (supported by the United States Agency for International Development- USAID and implemented by FHI 360). The Fellowship program will engage talented youth in evidence-based policymaking and inclusive municipal governance through a 3-month placement in 11 municipalities across five Provinces.


In addressing the need for evidence-based policy making and inclusive governance, the fellowship program will provide the fellows with a rare opportunity for active engagement with municipal leadership, civil society organizations (CSOs), media, and local youth in addition to leadership coaching, public administration training, social research training, applied policy experience, research mentorship. 

The Public Administration Fellowship will select 15 young professionals from diversed backgrounds (with special focus on youth, women, and marginalized communities) from 11 municipalities in 5 Provinces: Bagmati Province (5 municipalities), Lumbini Province (2 municipalities), Sudurpashchim Province (2 municipalities), Gandaki Province (1 municipality), and Karnali Province (1 municipality).

11 Municipalities are:

  1. Amargadhi Municipality, Dadeldhura

  2. Bheriganga Municipality, Surkhet

  3. Budhanilkantha Municipality, Kathmandu

  4. Changunarayan Municipality, Bhaktapur

  5. Gauriganga Municipality, Kailali

  6. Ghorahi Sub-metropolitan, Dang

  7. Gorkha Municipality, Gorkha

  8. Isma gaunpalika, Gulmi

  9. Nilkantha Municipality, Dhading

  10. Panauti Municipality, Kavre

  11. Tamakoshi gaunpalika, Dolakha

Key Features:

  • Leadership Coaching

  • Public Administration Training

  • Social Research Training

  • Applied Policy Experience

  • Research Mentorship

  • Active engagement with municipal leadership, CSOs, media, and local youth

Daayitwa will also work closely with FHI360’s partners IRDS, RWDC, SOCH Nepal, HURADEC, IHRICON, Samudayik Sarathi, DEC Nepal, FMDC, Sanjeevani Nepal, and Sundar Nepal Sanstha. The project aims to foster a more legitimate, accountable, and resilient Nepali civil society that is capable of advancing the public interest through engagement with public institutions and public space. 

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