Rajan Parajuli is the director of Nepal Research and Education Network (NREN). He received his PhD from Asian Institute of Technology (AIT), Thailand, with a focus on gender dimension of telemedicine application in rural Nepal. In his 12 years of affiliation with NREN in various capacities, he has coordinated several ICTs projects on health, education, disaster mitigation, knowledge sharing, etc. Currently, he is overseeing a feasibility study for National Expansion of Research and Education Network in Nepal.
The NREN Need Assessment grant project was initiated by TEIN*CC under the [email protected] project to provide comprehensive insight and analysis of NREN needs leading to activities that will benefit NRENs. The information is gathered through both surveys and interviews with the various NRENs organisations and some of their members.
The session will start with a presentation introducing the background and the preliminary findings of the NREN Needs Assessment (NNA) under the [email protected] project. The presentation will be followed by a panel discussion on the key findings, their impact on the NRENs, possible remedial actions to be taken, etc.