This year AIN is keen to expand its network by increasing membership, enhancing services, and strengthening team effort and camaraderie within its 13 Working Groups and 7 Provincial Chapters. For instance, the collaborative effort of the AIN Health Working Group has resulted in development of a digital health portal. The portal is expected to be useful for both government and non-governmental stakeholders to overview the program coverage and to identify the gaps and overlaps.
AIN implemented its strategic plan 2019 – 2022 goals, initiatives and activities and entered into a new development stage. Likewise, the preparatory work for the next cycle of the strategic plan is underway. This year we aim to work closely with NGO Federation and other national federations and networks of civil societies professionals and medias, National Planning Commission and other relevant commissions international development partners, key line ministries and the Social Welfare Council. Further, this year, adhering to the principles of diversity, equity and inclusion, as well as sustainable, and locally led and owned development we intend to accelerate the strengthening of civic space and engagement, development and humanitarian support and maintain steady growth of our network to contribute to Government of Nepal’s development efforts, plan and priorities to fulfil the national aspiration of “prosperous Nepal and happy Nepali”.
This year also marks 27th year of our establishment. I take this opportunity to thank all our valued members and partners alike for their contribution in this nearly three-decade long journey. Meanwhile, we are all eagerly waiting for the 9th AIN Cup Futsal Tournament. Undoubtedly, the annual futsal event has become the most popular event for AIN. Likewise, we have started the AIN Social Hour, taking place on the last Friday of each month. It has been organized to create an informal space for member organizations where they can share their stories, concerns, meet and greet new friends, connect with old ones. I hope this platform opens new avenues where members can speak their minds and feel rejuvenated.
Lastly, I would like to express my sincere gratitude to all the AIN secretariat staff and the committed Steering Committee members who have devoted their full energy to the network’s development. Please feel free to write to us at firstname.lastname@example.org for any concerns and feedback.