May 26: Swisscontact, a non-profit organization of the Swiss private sector, organized a discussion on Small and Medium Enterprises (SME) and sustainable economic growth in Kathmandu on Thursday. The discussion was organized with the aim of providing insight into the situation of SMEs in Nepal.
Chief Operating Officer (COO) and co-founder of thulo.com Surakchya Adhikari; Founder of Kokroma, Revati Gurung; Manoj Paudel, co-founder of Adhyanta; technology rntrepreneur Princi Koirala and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Swisscontact Dr Philippe Schneuwly shared their views during the discussion.
During the program, discussions were held on the topics of inclusive business models for SMEs, financial instruments, marketing of products, role of development agencies, risks of starting an enterprise. Established in 1959, Swisscontact has been cooperating with the private sector in various development projects in Nepal since 1991. The organization is currently conducting six projects for inclusive economic promotion in Nepal.