Tech2Empower Nepal, April 25-May 2, 2020.
Apply by January 10, 2020 to travel with us as an Advisor for Tech2Empower Nepal

Tech2Empower Nepal is a unique opportunity to learn about and contribute to girls’ education, and to support, advise and connect with women social entrepreneurs who are making a difference in their community. At the same time, you will make new friends, build your professional network, and explore the rich culture of Nepal.

In the past decade, Nepal has emerged from a decade of conflict, a peace process, massive destruction, and subsequent reconstruction, after the 2015 earthquake. Also in 2015, Nepal adopted a new constitution and has returned to national elections. During this pivotal time in Nepal’s development, it is especially critical to support and foster women’s leadership and active role in society, and to ensure they have the skills and resources to reach their full potential.

Program overview:

Tech2Empower Advisors provide hands-on project support and customized trainings to women and girls in the communities we visit. This is a unique volunteer opportunity for individuals working in tech, communications, finance and business to share their professional skills to amplify the work of women social entrepreneurs and to engage with the next generation of women leaders, by advancing girls' education and by hosting a tech fair for young women. 

Tech2Empower Nepal Advisors will have the opportunity to:

  • Work in teams to coach and co-create (systems, strategies, plans, digital collateral) with local women social entrepreneurs.

  • Mentor young women and girls in career, leadership and tech. 

  • Participate in site visits with local women's organizations. 

  • Build meaningful connections with like-minded women working locally and internationally. 

  • Learn about local history, visit landmarks and participate in cultural enrichment activities. 

  • Learn new technology, training, communications and leadership skills from trainings led by fellow Advisors.

Take a peak on our program agenda:


For more information, please join us for info sessions in December and January:

Tuesday, December 10, 12:30 - 1:15 pm PST - register here

Wednesday, January 8, 12:30 - 1:15 pm PST - register here



Trip Details

Dates: April 25-May 2, 2020.

Location:  Kathmandu, Nepal. 

Selection timeline:

  • We will accept applications on a rolling basis through January 10th, 2020.
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Advisors commitment:

  • Participate in 3 preparatory webinars in the month prior to the program;

  • Be open to exploring new perspectives and sharing skills and expertise; 

  • Provide a tax deductible donation of $4,850 (covered by Advisor and/or employers).

*Does not include: flights, airport transfers, visa costs, alcohol and personal incidentals.

Does your company offer matching or volunteer time-off programs? 
Many employers cover or match costs for professional development + volunteerism and provide paid time off. Please note that hotel costs are not typically eligible for matching.  

The Advisor contribution includes:

9

Local transportation, meals & hotel rooms for 8 nights

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Contribution to the costs of the local community events

3

Meetings with experts on women's role in Nepalese society

2

Site visits, volunteer work & meetings

8

Hands-on project work and facilitation opportunities 

4

Community and
 school events

7

Support participation of local partners

6

Pre-departure preparation, materials and orientation

5

Site visits + Historical and cultural activities and sightseeing

Community Partners

WAKE always works with local partner organizations to ensure our partners and participants experience a positive, impactful and demand-driven collaboration with our Tech2Empower team. We will work with a diverse range of local NGOs, women social entrepreneurs, and universities in Kathmandu that offer STEM courses for women and support women’s leadership.

Tech2Empower Nepal Focus Areas:

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Help us amplify the voices and impact of women entrepreneurs and girls through Tech2Empower.


For more information on how to get involved, please get in touch with us at connect@wakeinternational.org.