Press Release on launching of the Brain Gain Center

Press Release

Minister for Foreign Affairs Hon. Mr. Pradeep Kumar Gyawali launched the Brain Gain Center (BGC) at a programme organized at the Ministry today.

The Brain Gain Center is a platform maintained and run by the Policy, Planning, Development Diplomacy and Overseas Nepali Affairs Division of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs to collect information about and foster partnership with Nepali experts and professionals around the world. It particularly aims at recognizing, promoting, connecting, mobilizing and rewarding such experts’ work to complement to Nepal’s socio-economic development.

The database of the BGC can be accessed at The information gathering initiative under the Brain Gain Center, which has already been operationalized, is the first step towards establishing more systematic connections and networks between local and diaspora experts.

Hon. Minister for Foreign Affairs, through a message to Nepali diaspora abroad on 7 May 2019, invited them to register to the Brain Gain Center database. More than 450 Nepali diaspora members have been already registered in the database. The BCG project will be implemented in collaboration with relevant agencies of the Government of Nepal as well as various Nepali diaspora communities including the Non-Resident Nepali Association.

Ministry of Foreign Affairs
31 May 2019