Message from CAI

Raju Poudel

President of our Collaboration Partner CAI

Chitwan Association of Industries is an umbrella organization of Chitwan based companies (both manufacturing and services) recognised by the Department of Industry as industries. CAI provides policy input to the Nepal Government to draft industry friendly laws and legislations and collaborates with like-minded institutions to work on this shared goal. Our collaboration with Boston International College is a similar initiative to jointly work in the areas of entrepreneurship, employment and fostering entrepreneurial culture in Chitwan district. The twenty-first century is all about achieving economic prosperity and Chitwan Association of Industries is actively working on this front by strongly advocating for the welfare of industries and business enterprises. World’s economic landscape is changing faster than ever and the economic hub is shifting towards Asia with the emergence of economic powerhouses like China, India, Indonesia, Korea, Vietnam, etc. Nepal is poised to take advantage of this emerging opportunity being at the center of two rising economies.

Industry and academia collaboration is instrumental to navigate this changing economic landscape. Academia and industry both have gone into trouble working in silos, because graduates are unable to secure employment and industries are struggling to find skilled employees vital for the operation and growth of the organization. We cowork on the areas of shared goals through Rojgar Bank – a portal that connects employees and employers, Industrial Information Center that disseminates all kinds of information related to industries, Disaster Relief Fund that provides relief to member industries affected by disasters, loan facilitation to BIC Startups’ incubatees from CAI’s cooperative, mentoring, seed-funding and investing in high potential ventures that originate from Boston International College (BIC Startups). We also collaborate in research, job creation, internships and field visits to the industries by students of Boston International College.