I got an opportunity through CSC-Nepal to represent Nepal in International Training on Dialogue and Mediation (ITDM) in Sweden organized by Uppsala University in collaboration with Dag Hammarskjöld Foundation on June, 2018. ITDM brought together a group of academicians, practitioners, policy makers and researchers with their own learning and experiences in the field of conflict & peace research, dialogue and mediation from around the world including Lebanon, Syria, Philippines, Sri Lanka, Colombia, DRC, Nigeria, Afghanistan, South Africa, Bosnia and Mexico. Reflecting upon my personal experience during the period. I felt privileged to become a part of a global platform that allowed people to come together and reflect upon what it feels like to belong to a war torn country, what keeps our aspirations for peace alive and what are the means of attaining sustaining peace. Equally enriching was to hear from experts and professors with their years of conflict and peace research experience and education from the university. The continuous exchange of perspectives and knowledge building made the duration highly valuable.
I am thankful for CSC-Nepal for encouraging me to seek new frontiers like ITDM 2018 where I could learn from the expertise and experience of professionals across the world. CSC is always committed to promote personal as well as professional growth of its employees.