All Staff Review Meeting 2022
Birat Nepal Medical Trust’s All Staff Review Meeting was conducted in Pokhara from March 10 – 12, 2022 with the objectives
- to share the overview, accomplishments, challenges and lessons learnt of all projects of BNMT among all the BNMT staff and board members, and
- to discuss the learning from all levels and come with ideas to boost our efforts to accomplish our vision of improving health and wellbeing of Nepalese people.
First day of the All Staff Review Meeting, started with a welcome speech by the Executive Director of BNMT, Mr. Raghu Dhital. Mr. Dhital stressed on the importance of research and innovation for making progressive changes in the society. This was followed by the remarks from senior TB Researcher, Dr. Maxine Caws, who acknowledged the hard work & dedication of our team; emphasizing on the team’s passion for working with the communities and also appreciated the increased trust of our funders & collaborators. This was followed by presentation on all projects by their respective project leads.
In the last session of the first day of All Staff Review Meeting, our Chief Finance Officer, Mr. Laxmi Prasad Dahal and Senior Finance Officer, Mr. Nischal Bal Lama conducted a Financial Literacy session to raise awareness among staff on financial, administrative and procurement functions of an organization.
Second day of all staff meeting started with colorful and informative posters presentation from our Community Health Supervisors (CHS) on their successes, challenges on the field and the training needs of CHS.
Furthermore, there were variety of sessions in day 2, ranging from presentation to group discussion and group work. To begin with, CHS reflected on their experiences of poster presentations.[b1] Regional Managers Mr. Gyanendra Shrestha and Mr. Gangaram Budhathoki presented on the progress and expected strategies & priorities for future development of the regional offices. After the presentation, research processes and concept of health economics were explained by our Research Manager, Ms. Kritika Dixit and Health Economist, Ms. Anchal Thapa respectively. Another interesting and important organizational aspect, Safeguarding policy was presented by BNMT Human Resource Manager, Rajesh Parajuli along with Advocacy, Networking and Resource Mobilization Manager, Saki Thapa and Aministrator for Nepalgung Regional Office, Sangam Paudel.
To make the sessions more fun, our Public Engagement Officer, Ms. Bibha Dhungel conducted a group exercise where participants were engaged in an entertaining task of liking or disliking of pictures, stressing on the importance of storytelling through pictures. The participants were also engaged in groups to shortlist pictures that they took for the photo competition, the best ones to be selected by voting.
In the last day of all staff meeting, BNMT’s Board members Dr. Buddha Basnyat and Dr. Kulesh Bahadur Thapa joined the event. The event started with the photo competition, where top three winning groups chosen though votes were awarded with the gifts and souvenirs. Also, envisioning BNMT’s future, Ms. Kritika Dixit facilitated a session where all the staff were asked for the suggestions and recommendation to make BNMT an ideal organization.
Furthermore, last day of the all staff meeting ended with bidding a farewell to one of our oldest staff at BNMT, Mangal Singh Limbu. Mangal Singh Limbu served 35 years for the BNMT Nepal. The 3 day All Staff Review Meeting was ended with the closing remarks from the Board members Dr. Buddha Basnyat and Dr. Kulesh Bahadur Thapa.
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