Women Development Advocacy Center (WDAC) is all set to organize the My Skills My Future symposium this 27 July, at the Russian Center of Science and Culture, Kamal Pokhari, Kathmandu. The program will help the participants understand the existing gap between academia and the industry and bridge the gap.

What will happen in the ‘My Skills My Future Symposium’?

A well-acclaimed panel of guest speakers from the current professional ecosystem in Kathmandu will be discussing the need for soft skills in the current industry to complement hard skills and mentorship as a tool for personal and professional development.


Mr. Bibhusan Bista, CEO, Young Innovations Pvt. Ltd.

Ms. Reetal Rana, Managing Director, Mid-Valley International College

Ms. Bivishika Bhandari, Head of Marketing and Outreach, Himalayan Climate Initiative

Mr. Niladri Parial, Principal, Triyog High School

Ms. Reshu Aryal Dhungana, Board Chairperson, Teach For Nepal

Moderator: Ms. Rashmi KC, Education Consultant, World Bank

Why ‘My Skills My Future Symposium’?

My Skills My Future is an initiative of WDAC to help youth understand the existing gap between academia and the industry. The event first organized in 2017 had influential speakers and industry leaders’ experiential sharing among university-going students. The program was successful in sharing employability and life skill through the experience of the resource persons.

We believe the most effective way to teach employability and a life skill is through experience. This year, the second My SKILLS MY FUTURE SYMPOSIUM aims to help the students set their career goals, hone their skills, and take their first step from education to employment and making them ready for the job market by directly connecting them to the Employers and helping them listen what the employers have to say on this.

The world of work is changing – and some jobs are changing faster than others. According to the latest research, soon we’ll only be as good as the skills we possess. But which skills are they, and how can we make sure we keep pace? Our today’s skills determine the future.

In this constantly changing environment, having skills is an essential part of being able to meet the challenges of everyday life. The dramatic changes in global economies over the past five years have been matched with the transformation in technology and these are all impacting education, the workplace, and our home life. To cope with the increasing pace and change of modern life, one needs a broad range of new skills.

Young people lack the skills for future jobs. They all know what they like and what they’re good at. But they find it tricky to tell others about their skills when they’re put under pressure? It happens to lots of young people, especially when it comes to filling out application forms and attending interviews. This is why it’s a good idea to figure out our skill set before we even think about looking for a job. Your today’s skills determine your future. Therefore, developing skills for your future as well as for today has become very important.

Objectives of the Symposium:

  • To facilitate young college students understand the gap between academia and the industry
  • To help them understand where the industry is headed and what skills they are seeking in the potential graduates

Event Details:

Date: 27 July 2018

Time: 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM

Venue: Russian Culture Center, Kamal Pokhari

Investment: Rs. 300 for normal participants || Rs. 200 for students

Total no. of participants: 300

To register for the program, visit https://goo.gl/forms/1a5hpp0pSFJRQIyL2

Khalti is the Official Digital Payment Partner for the 2nd Annual My Skills My Future Symposium.

To participate in the symposium, you can make payment via Khalti in these 3 simple steps:

1. Sign up and log in to Khalti via our apps or web dashboard khalti.com

2. Load Fund into your Khalti wallet using any of the methods: eBanking, Mobile Banking, Debit/Credit Card, Bank Deposit, Requesting from fellow Khalti users, or Kiosk Machines available at shops and malls

3. Send Rs. 300 (Rs. 200 if student) to the Khalti ID 9869861402 with Remarks ‘MY SKILLS MY FUTURE SYMPOSIUM’. Now, you will be successfully registered for ‘My Skills My Future Symposium’

Payment process via Khalti: My Skills My Future Symposium

Payment process via Khalti: My Skills My Future Symposium