In a landmark move, Microsoft Nepal has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with 56 tertiary institutions to help equip IT, engineering and management undergraduates with relevant skills when they enter the workforce. The project aims to reach over 69,000 students in two years, the majority of whom would be based in the capital city Kathmandu.
Since 2005, Microsoft has been holding NGO Connection Days for international and local non-governmental organisations (NGOs) to exchange ideas on the ways technology can be used for social good.
By Lori Forte Harnick, General Manager, Citizenship & Public Affairs, MicrosoftDespite pockets of recovery in the global economy, worldwide unemployment continues to rise, particularly among youth between the ages of 15 and 24. In the 2014 Global Employment Trends report, “Risks of a Jobless Recovery,” the International Labour Organization states that the global youth unemployment rate rose to 13.1 percent in 2013, resulting in 74.5 million unemployed young people around the world.