Nepal’s youth diplomat Sabin Lamichhane has been selected for a fellowship program under the Swedish government. Lamichhane has been selected for the Swedish government’s SI Leader Lab 2022 training program of the Swedish Institute.
The fellowship program will be attended by 90 civil society leaders, human rights activists, peace activists and leaders of various international organizations from 22 countries of South Asia, Middle East, North Africa and Eastern Europe. This year, organizations and leaders who have been working under the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, Goal 16: Individuals who support a peaceful, just and strong organization have been selected. The training program will be conducted from March 2022 to June 2022.
Lamichhane is affiliated with various national and international organizations and has represented Nepal and South Asia in various international events. Lamichhane has been active in youth mobilization, peace building, international security issues, climate change, youth diplomacy and international youth campaigns for the past 10 years. He is currently serving as Executive Director of the Global Youth Parliament, a non-governmental organization. Lamichhane also serves as the regional representative of the Asian Resource Foundation in Thailand. Just a few months ago, he was selected as one of the top 22 peace activists from around the world at the Geneva Center for Security Policy, the United Nations Training and Research Center, and the Swiss Federal Department of Foreign Affairs' "Peace Building and Peace Leaders Training" program. He says, "Nepali youth have the courage to shine in the world community. With my knowledge, hard work and experience, I feel proud to represent Nepal and South Asia by participating in such important international events and contributing in national and international development discourse”.
Mr. Lamichhane has facilitated various international forums like Asia Pacific Forum for Sustainable Development 2021, Global Youth Leadership Summit, Asian Youth Assembly and many other high level forums. In 2019, Lamichhane gave a presentation on the peace process in Nepal among the Asian youths in the training program titled "Youth in Conflict-Affected Countries" organized in Thailand in 2019 as the top 30 youth from across Asia. He also completed his master's degree in conflict, peace and development in 2017 under a Norwegian government fellowship. He is confident that Nepal and Nepali youth can play an important role in international sustainable development and diplomacy.