Gender Equity and Social Inclusion

The Government of Nepal has considered Gender Equality and Social Inclusion (GESI) as an important issue from both a human rights and social development aspect. Nepal's interim constitution 2063 has emphasized GESI mainstreaming in development endeavours. The Ministry of Federal Affairs and Local Development (MoFALD) has developed a GESI policy, which is required to be adopted by all government agencies.

In this context, the Council for Technical Education and Vocational Training (CTEVT) is committed to mainstreaming GESI in the Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) sector. CTEVT is implemented the Skills Development Project (SDP), funded by ADB and the Government of Nepal. One of the outputs of SDP was an expanded provision on inclusive market-oriented training. This output calls for a GESI sensitive curriculum and the inclusion of a GESI module as a common module in the curriculum of short term trainings and long term courses.